Oscars 2018: Nominees

January 24, 2018

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, the pinnacle of Hollywood’s awards season, have been announced.

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance, “The Shape of Water”, is leading the pack with 13 nominations, while tense World War Two drama, “Dunkirk”, received eight.

Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, is coming in third place, with seven nods.

Greta Gerwig received a nomination for Best Director for her work on “Lady Bird”, making her only the fifth woman in history to be nominated for this award.

Christopher Plummer, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, has become the oldest person to ever be nominated for an acting award, at 88 years old, while Meryl Streep has broken her own Oscar record with her 21st acting nomination.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” has netted an impressive four nominations, particularly notable as the Oscars rarely acknowledge horror films outside of the technical categories.

See more nominees below:

Best Picture:

“Call Me by Your Name”, directed by Luca Guadagnino
“Darkest Hour”, directed by Joe Wright
“Dunkirk”, directed by Christopher Nolan
“Get Out”, directed by Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird”, directed by Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread”, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Post”, directed by Steven Spielberg
“The Shape of Water”, directed by Guillermo del Toro
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, directed by Martin McDonagh

Best Actor:

Timothee 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.”

Best 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”

The Oscars will be held on 4 March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Image: Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water [online image] (2017) sourced on 24 January 2018 from http://www.indiewire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/screen-shot-2017-09-14-at-9-49-54-am1.png?w=780