In the wake of the Oscar nominations for ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Birdman,’ here’s what you need to know about the best of the 2017 batch of nominees.
‘Birdmen’ will go on to become the first film to win Best Picture in a lifetime (though it won’t win Best Director either) and will be the first movie to win both Best Director and Best Picture for a film since ‘Selma.’
‘Selena’ will be remembered as the first African-American film to be nominated for Best Picture (and its first Best Picture winner) in two consecutive years.
‘Moonlight’ will win best picture at the Academy Awards for its cinematography.
‘The Help’ will take home Best Picture at the Oscars for best picture, and it will be one of the first films to win a Best Picture Oscar for a female filmmaker.
‘Lady Bird’ will earn Best Picture back at the Golden Globes for best actress.
‘Wonderstruck’ will pick up Best Director at the ceremony.
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ will return to cinemas and be the fourth film to have won Best Picture.
‘Hidden Figures’ will land in cinemas for its first time.
‘Spotlight’ is the first documentary to win two Oscars.
‘Fences’ will become the highest-grossing documentary of all time at the box office.
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ will open in cinemases for the first time in 2019.
‘Gravity’ will also open in theaters for the second time.
‘Dunkirk’ will play at the world premiere of its soundtrack at the Cannes Film Festival in June 2019.
‘Loving’ will score the best picture win at the Sundance Film Festival.
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ will have its world premiere at the festival.
‘Black Panther’ will join the list of movies that have won three Oscars for Best Cinematography and one for Best Original Screenplay.
‘Inside Out’ will nab the best animated film Oscar nomination.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ will make its world premier at the Berlin Film Festival and will take in over $400 million worldwide.
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ will begin shooting its third season in 2019, and will gross $3.4 billion at the global box office in 2019 to become Disney’s biggest ever film.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will gross an estimated $150 million at the domestic box office, the second-highest debut ever for a Star Wars film.
‘Unbroken’ will break box office records and will go into the third weekend of its run at the worldwide box office for a new record.
‘Titanic’ will hold the record for the most opening weekend in a single weekend with a $120 million opening weekend.
‘Cinderella’ will finish its second week at No. 1 at the American box office and the fourth-highest opening weekend ever for an animated film.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
2′ will overtake ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as the highest grossing film of all-time in North America.
‘Doctor Strange’ will eclipse ‘Captain Fantastic’ as North American debut for a non-Marvel character.
‘Shaun the Sheep’ will top the chart for the third week in a row at No 5 on the U.S. chart.
‘Manchester by the Sea’ will hit No. 3 at the British box office with an estimated domestic gross of $26.3 million.
‘La La Land’ will cross $100 million at No 1 in China and become the top grossing movie of all times in China.
‘Hell or High Water’ will pass $100 billion at No 2 in the U