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Oscar nominations 2018: surprises, snubs and an Aussie best actress!?

Oscar nominations 2018: surprises, snubs and an Aussie best actress!?

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The 90th Academy Award nominations are in and there’s plenty of buzz with critic favourite ‘The Shape of Water’ dominating and Margot Robbie up for her first best actress Oscar

Guillermo del Toro's film about a mute lady who falls in love with an aquatic monster, The Shape of Water, continued its awards streak with an epic 13 Oscar nominations including best picture and director. The other films leading the pack are Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which scored a very solid seven nominations and Christopher Nolan's stunningly shot war film Dunkirk, which nabbed eight.

Daniel Day Lewis' final movie before he retires from acting, The Phantom Thread also featured heavily with nominations for best picture, best lead actor, best supporting actress, best director, original score and costume design.

Jordan Peel's horror comedy Get Out also scored a slew of noms including best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best lead actor for Daniel Kaluuya.  Legendary Denzel Washington is also in the running for best actor, quashing any #oscarssowhite criticism.

Aussie star Margot Robbie scored her first Oscar nomination for her role as US figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Allison Janey won the best supporting actress Golden Globe for playing Robbie's mother in the film and is now up for a best supporting actress Oscar for the role.

Speaking of talented females, Greta Gerwig scored a best director nom for her coming-of-age film Lady Bird, which is also up for best picture, best lead actress, best supporting actress and best original screenplay.

 

And over in young Hollywood, 22-year-old Timothée Chalomet has been nominated for a best lead actor for his break out role in romantic coming-of-age drama Call Me by Your Name.

Notably absent from the best actor category was James Franco who up until a few weeks ago was considered a shoe-in for his role in the Disaster Artist. No confirmation on why he was left off the list but the recent allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him surely hurt his standing with Academy voters.

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4, 2018, a selection of the nominations are below, find the full list here:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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