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Here are all the nominees for the 2018 Oscars

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Here are all the nominees for the 2018 Oscars

The nominees for the 2018 Oscars were announced today – with quite a few surprises and even a notable snub or two.

In a broadcast entertainingly hosted by the hilarious Tiffany Haddish from Girls’ Trip (who had a few embarrassing pronunciation slip ups) and Gollum (aka Andy Serkis), these are the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, 4 March:

Best Picture:

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Surprises: Great to see a push for diversity with the inclusion of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name.

Snubs: No love for Wonder Woman - one of the year’s most successful films - or for The Florida Project

Lead Actress:

  • 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

Lead Actor:

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Surprises: Very well deserved and again great to see diverse nominations with the nods for the fantastic actors Daniel Kaluuya and Denzel Washington. 

Snub: Maybe it was to be expected after the allegations against him, but there’s no nomination for James Franco. Also a little surprising to see Tom Hanks left out. 

Supporting Actor:

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Surprise: Christopher Plummer has done well to score a nomination after stepping in at the 11th hour to replace Kevin Spacey.

Snub: A shame that Call My By Your Name’s Michael Stuhlbarg is left out. 

Supporting Actress:

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Surprise: More diversity with noms for Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer - so there’ll be no repeat of the #OscarsSoWhite campaign.

Director:

  • Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
  • Get Out, Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Surprise: Great news for Peele and Gerwig, who has bagged a nomination unlike at the Golden Globes. 

Snub: No room for The Post’s Stephen Spielberg - although he already has two. 

Animated Feature:

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Surprise: Boss Baby?!?!

Adapted Screenplay:

  • Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
  • The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • Logan, Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
  • Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
  • Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Surprise: Bit of a wild card to throw in Logan - but we’re not complaining. 

Original Screenplay:

  • The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
  • Get Out, Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
  • The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Original Song:

  • “Mighty River” from Mudbound, Mary J. Blige
  • “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name, Sufjan Stevens
  • “Remember Me” from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall, Diane Warren, Common
  • “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Surprise: We’re particularly pleased to see Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” recognised. 

And here’s some of the best reaction to today’s Oscar news: 

And you can check out all the new rules to avoid another La La Land-Moonlight mix-up here. This year’s ceremony will again be hosted by comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. 

You can watch the whole nominations ceremony right here:

(Image: Rex)