Oscar nominations 2018

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Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep and Margot Robbie are nominated for an Oscar tonight

British actor Gary remains firm favourite to scoop the Best Actor gong for his role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Gary vies with multi-Oscar winner Daniel in what could be his last acting role in the Best Actor category while Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Kaluuya and Denzel Washington also make the cut.

Frances McDormand is the frontrunner to win Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri but she faces stiff competition from Margot Robbie, Sally Hawkins, Saoirse Ronan and of course Meryl.

The star won her 21st Oscar nomination for her role as publisher Katharine Graham in Steven Spielberg film The Post.

In the Supporting Actor category, Christopher Plummer was nominated for All The Money In The World after stepping into the role of J.Paul Getty at the last minute.

The Sound of Music star took over the role from  Kevin Spacey after he was dropped from the film following accusations of sexual harassment and assault 

He'll compete with Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project, Woody Harrelson for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Richard Jenkins for The Shape Of Water.

But Three Billboards' Sam Rockwell remains favourite to scoop the gong after winning both the Golden Globe and SAG award for the role of racist cop Jason Dixon.


Allison Janney will hope to win Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya, while Mary J. Blige, Lesley Manville and Laurie Metcalf and Octavia Spencer are also in the running.

There were the usual array of Oscar snubs with Angelina Jolie's film First They Killed My Father missing out in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

And James Franco - who was widely expected to score a nomination for his role in The Disaster Artist - also missed out amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

The actor, who won a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice award for the role, has denied the allegations made by five women in the Los Angeles Times.

It's possible the controversy may have influenced the nominations, with voting ending on January 12, shortly after allegations were published.

Meanwhile, a whopping nine films have been nominated for Best Picture, with Three Billboards, Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour , Get Out , Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post and The Shape Of Water all in the running.

The Shape of Water, about a woman who falls in love with a strange river creature, led the nominations tally with 13 nods including for its director Guillermo del Toro.

Dunkirk followed with eight nominations, while Three Billboards had seven.

Greta Gerwig became only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for a best director Oscar, for Lady Bird.

The Oscars will be held in The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday March 4.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the bash for the second year in a row.

Previous presenters have included Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane and Chris Rock.


Oscar Nominations 2018

Best Picture
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

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

Best 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

Best Director
Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan
Get Out - Jordan Peele
Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape of Water - Guillermo Del Toro

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name - screenplay by James Ivory
The Disaster Artist - screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H Weber
Logan - screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; story by James Mangold
Molly's Game - written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound - screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Best Original Screenplay
The Big Sick - written by Emily V Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out - written by Jordan Peele
Lady Bird - written by Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water - screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; story by Guillermo del Toro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - written by Martin McDonagh

Best Original Song
Mighty River - Mudbound (Mary J Blige, Raphael Saadiq & Taura Stinson)
The Mystery of Love - Call Me By Your Name (Sufjan Stevens)
Remember Me - Coco (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
Stand Up for Something - Marshall (Common & Diane Warren)
This Is Me - The Greatest Showman (Benji Pasek & Justin Paul)

Best Original Score
Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread - Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water - Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Carter Burwell

Best Animated Feature
Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

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