By: Kyle James | 03-02-2018 | Entertainment
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Oscars 2018 - The Goldwater's Favorite Nominated Threesome

With the 2018 Oscars right around the corner, The Goldwater takes a look at our top three favorite films up for nomination in various categories. After last years Oscars were shrouded in controversy stemming from gender wage differences, hopefully, this year's Oscars will be able to focus on the films themselves.

In number three is Blade Runner 2049 which is up for an Oscar nomination for Sound Mixing. Blade Runner 2049 takes place several years after the original Blade Runner which starred Harrison Ford in 1982. The latest film in the Blade Runner universe features Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and a host of other excellent actors. It was directed by the great Ridley Scott who takes dark themes and turns them into visually stunning experiences in an alternate universe where technology rules all.

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Next up is our number two favorite, Dunkirk. Written and directed by veteran filmmaker Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk chronicles the devastating Dunkirk evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force in World War II. The film focuses on the evacuation of allied forces by any available naval and civilian vessels. The cast delivers heart-wrenching performances depicting the heroic acts by soldiers and citizens alike. The film does an incredible job portraying the time period during WWII and the excellent craftsmanship of the film's crew provide a visually stunning array of effects. Dunkirk is up for an Oscar nomination for Production Design.

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Finally, taking the number one spot is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While the latest installment in the Star Wars universe was one of the most divisive films in the franchise's history, the visual effects are a huge part of what makes the film stand out. Industrial Light and Magic work their magic once again to bring some of the most impressive visual effects to ever grace the big screen.

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Star Wars has never been known for it's acting, in fact, it often receives criticism from critics and fans alike for the actor's performances. But one thing that can't be debated is the film's ability to create a believable universe that transports you to a galaxy far, far away.

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Industrial Light and Magic, or ILM, was a company founded by George Lucas in 1975. Since it's inception, the company has led the way in pioneering visual effects in films that are still miles ahead of the rest to this day. If a Hollywood blockbuster has a lot of visual effects, chances are ILM had a hand in creating them.

Aside from creating the visual effects behind major films like Jurassic Park, Men In Black, Star Trek, Back To The Future, Indiana Jones, and more, ILM has pioneered visual effects technology that has become standard in today's motion picture industry. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nominated for an Oscar for Visual Effects and also Sound Mixing.

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Source: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2018

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Anonymous No. 19759 2018-03-03 : 07:11

I've given up on the Oscars, they are more about social justice than recognizing true talent.

Anonymous No. 19768 2018-03-03 : 10:56

Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve, not Ridley Scott.

The Last Jedi is a piece of shit.

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