Best Picture


Which production do you think worthy of the Academy Award for Best Picture? All the nominated films are worthy of the Best Picture golden statuette. At the 2018 Academy Awards, there are an impressive nine films nominated for the ceremony’s top category production award.

The nominees are “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

In the early years of the Academy Awards, even though there were only three films nominated for the top category award at the inaugural ceremony, the following three ceremonies would see the number of nominees increased to five. Even though there were eight nominated films at the Fifth Academy Awards, from 1932/33 to 1943, each ceremony saw ten films nominated. This was considered a tad excessive. From 1944 until 2008, the standard for the Academy Awards top category had been five nominees.

If you recall, at the 2009 Academy Awards, from a field of ten nominated films, the 2008 Kathryn Bigelow directed historical war drama “The Hurt Locker” picked up the Academy Award for Best Picture. Since 2009, the number of nominations in this category has fluctuated between eight and ten.

Since there are nine films nominated, the nominees will be discussed in individual articles.