Oscars 2018: Celebs react to their nominations
- Author: Arturo Norris Jan 28, 2018,
Jan 28, 2018, 13:27
There are also many other nominees playing around town including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri with seven nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Supporting Actor nods for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.
No one who has gone to a theater this year can deny that Jordan Peele doesn't deserve a best-director nomination for Get Out, truly one of the best movies of the year (and a best-picture nominee, to boot). But the mid-century drama which is also apparently Lewis' last film in the industry, has snapped some expected, some hoped and some dark-horse nods, including Best Actor for Lewis, Best Director for Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Supporting Actress for Leslie Manville and Best Picture. Adding an Oscar to one's resume, such as Best Actor or Actress, certainly doesn't hurt credentials in order to snag future blockbuster roles-and perhaps even future nominations.
Mudbound can boast another first: cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman to be nominated in that category, which serves to point up how many of her colleagues - from Maryse Alberti and Ellen Kuras to Kirsten Johnson - should have been nominated in the past.
"The Shape of Water", Guillermo del Toro's ode to sci-fi fantasies of years past, garnered the most nominations of the year with an astonishing 13 nominations, including that of Best Picture.
Denzel Washington, perhaps a surprise best actor nominee for crime thriller "Roman J. Israel, Esq.", also beat his own record for the most-nominated black actor in Oscar history.
Thecomplete list of nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards has been released.
Armie Hammer and Timothèe Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name.
I, Tonya, Mudbound, The Florida Project, The Disaster Artist, and The Big Sick were all notably missing from this year's crop of Oscar noms for Best Picture.
Then, there are the Oscar completists - those who make it a habit to see all of the Academy Award-nominated films in a given year.
The three-time Oscar victor said she was "honoured beyond measure" to be recognised for "a film that stands in defence of press freedom and inclusion of women's voices in the movement of history". I'm happy to see Blade Runner 2049 get nominated for Best Visual Effects as well as numerous other technical awards.
In the supporting actor and actress category, Octavia Spencer gets a nod for The Shape of Water - and she's very good - but not as good as Hong Chau, who stole the show and was the only good thing about Downsizing. And I know I haven't seen The Shape of Water which seems to be a fantastic movie, but if I had to pick something I'd love to win that I think actually has a chance, it'd be Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Fox Searchlight's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water", about a woman who falls in love with a unusual river creature, led the Oscar nominations yesterday in a wide-ranging list that embraced stories about and by women and people of colour.
Director Martin McDonagh at the Golden Globe awards. Nominated for Call Me By Your Name, he is the third-youngest person to ever be nominated for the category.
Still, not everyone feels the new level of diversity goes far enough.
Did the Oscars 2018 nominations leave you surprised?