The 2018 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning ahead of the 90th annual awards show that will take place Sunday, March 4th.
Here's a look at the nominees from just a few of the show's major categories:
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washingotn, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
I saw Call Me By Your Name yesterday (by myself, by the way), and absolutely loved it. Not sure if it's got enough in the tank to win Best Picture, but my money's on Timothee Chalamet to win Best Actor (well, at least that's who I'm rooting for).
But, who was left out of this year's nominations? According to Deadline, there were quite a few:
Tom Hanks – The Post got a Best Picture nomination and Meryl Streep picked up her 21st Oscar nomination this morning, but leaving the multiple Oscar winner off the Best Actor list for his performance as Ben Bradlee was positively Nixonian.
Michelle Williams – All the talent in the world couldn’t deliver an expected nomination for this four time past nominee today. That’s a kidnapping for a timely performance that was at the true center of the Ridley Scott directed pic.
James Franco – He won a Golden Globe for his The Disaster Artistrole and a SAG Award nomination but, under a cloud of harassment allegations, the 2011 Best Actor nominee had a disastrous morning today.
Netflix – Despite very strong offerings like Mudbound, which saw a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Mary J. Blige, and its biggest Oscars ever with eight nominations ever, the streaming service was once again not plugged in enough with AMPAS voters to be a player in the biggest categories. Sexual harassment allegations surrounding two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman crushed any momentum that The Meyerowitz Stories could have had as a contender. Having said that, congratulations to Mudbound’s Rachel Morrison for shattering one more glass ceiling this morning as the first woman to receive a Best Cinematography nomination.
#OscarsSoWhite – After being bleached out for far too long, this morning’s nominations for Jordan Peele as Best Director, Octavia Spencer and Mary J. Blige as Best Supporting Actress, Denzel Washington, and Daniel Kaluuya as Best Actor and Get Out as Best Picture showed an AMPAS that was much more inclusive and rewarding to great work this year.
Steven Spielberg – The nomination is not in the post for this icon today.
Gal Gadot – Not such a wonderful morning for Wonder Woman. Was it the shambles of Justice League that took the shine off one of the most iconic performances of last year.
Martin McDonagh– Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri received a Best Picture nomination just, as did Frances McDormand for Best Actress plus Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell for Best Supporting Actors. However, even with an Original Screenplay nomination, the man behind camera shockingly was overlooked for Best Director.
Michael Stuhlbarg – Yes, he isn’t on screen that much but the actor, who is also inThe Shape of Water and The Post this year, gave a speech in Call Me By Your Namethat made him the parent everyone wished they have or had. It wasn’t enough to garner Oscar love.
Tiffany Haddish – Yes, she was one of the presenters of the nominations today but the breakout of box office hit Girls Trip was also a Critic’s Choice nominee and the subject of more awards season spotlight. This morning, The Carmichael Show was left holding the envelope.
Christian Bale – The Academy was obviously feeling something close to hostile to the star of the Scott Cooper film Hostiles.
Paramount – Nothing for the Viacom-owed studio. Zero is not the number the Redstones want on that Oscars bottom line.
Holly Hunter – Coming off a roaring debut at Sundance 2017, The Big Sick scored a well-deserved Original Screenplay nomination for Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani but the 1993 Academy Award winner’s role as a very blunt and very protective mother was the super glue that held so much of the movie together – and deserved to be stuck with much better than what she got tonight.