Oscar nominations announced:The Shape of Water leads with 13 nods
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Jan 24, 2018,
Jan 24, 2018, 11:30
Patty Jenkins's blockbuster Wonder Woman did not receive a single nomination, unlike other special effects-driven franchise films of the year such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, War for the Planet of the Apes and Logan.
List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Check out a few of the honest posters for 2018's Oscar-nominated movies in the gallery below, and see the rest on The Shiznit. In 2017, the two actresses, along with Naomie Harris, made history for becoming the first three black actresses to be nominated in the same acting category.
Also, the #metoo and #timesup campaigns against sexual harassment appears to have exerted some influence in voting patterns - one actor thought to have a shot has been shut out, following allegations of misconduct from several women during the voting period. Joining them are Denzel Washington for Roman J Israel Esq and Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out.
Also nominated for best director was Get Out director Jordan Peele.
One for the ladies! After notably being snubbed at the Golden Globe Awards, the Lady Bird writer/director earned her first Oscar nomination in the Best Director category, the first female nominee since 2009. For a long time, that was a good indicator of a films chances for Best Picture, but The Artist, Argo, 12 Years a Slave, Spotlight, and Moonlight all managed to win Best Picture over their respective year's top nominated films. Mudbound's director of photography, Rachel Morrison, is the first woman to ever receive a Best Cinematography nomination. Deadline reported that his co-star Meryl Streep received her 21st Oscar nomination overall for her role in the film.
Gerwig will go against Christopher Nolan, Jordan Peele, Guillermo del Toro and Paul Thomas Anderson.
Her co-stars, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer, also earned Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress nominations for their respective portrayals of Giles and Zelda Fuller. The field for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, however, are both entirely white. Joining Stevens among Oscar nominees with local ties is Ann Arbor native Laura Checkoway, whose short film "Edith+Eddie" was nominated for Best Documentary, Short Subject.
The awards will be handed out on 4 March at a ceremony in Hollywood hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.