Oscar nominations are here: Will your favorite films make the cut?

Carla Harmon
January 24, 2018

The other three nominees - "Get Out", "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" - do not feature any nominated women producers.

- Oscar's current practice of naming up to ten best picture nominees but only five in best director means that several people had very mixed emotions this morning. Minority actors who received nominations included Kaluuya, Washington, Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water).

There was also a lot of love thrown Get Out's way, which is nice to see.

Gary Oldman, transformed into Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, followed up Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award wins with an expected Oscar nomination for best actor. Whatever it is, that's where Peele is right now after waking up to three Academy Award nominations for his racially charged thriller Get Out.


McDormand won th Best Actress Oscar for Fargo in 1997.

Nine films are in contention for Best Picture.

The British filmmaker tweeted: "Baby Driver isn't in a genre that often gets mentioned for awards, so to say that my incredible team and I are thrilled with our three nominations is a huge understatement". She will be competing with Christopher Nolan, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Thomas Anderson and Jordan Peele. It's nominated for Original Screenplay, but a film with such a finely balanced tone deserved a Best Picture nod. Human error at last year's show led to "La La Land" mistakenly being named the best picture victor before the actual victor, "Moonlight", was announced.

While McDonagh himself was not recognised for his directorial work, both Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell were nominated for Best Supporting Actor while Frances McDormand is the favourite to win Best Actress in a Leading Role.


Reactions ranged from euphoria over the four nominations for the Jordan Peele-directed Get Out to puzzlement over theThe Shape of Water sweep (13 nods!) to shock over the DreamWorks' animated movie, The Baby Boss, starring Alec Baldwin, beating 2017 blockbuster The Lego Batman Movie to a nomination.

Snubs? James Franco could have been in the discussion for a Best Actor nomination for "The Disaster Artist".

Christopher Plummer was nominated for supporting actor for his role in Sir Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World, in which he was an 11th-hour replacement to scrub disgraced actor Kevin Spacey from the finished film.

This year's Academy Awards take place on March 4 at Hollywood's Dolby Theater.


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