2018 Oscar nominations: who got recognized & who got snubbed?

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The 2018 Oscar nominations have come out this morning! You can see the full list here – I’m not including the many of the behind-the-scenes people, like Best Editing and Best Cinematographer, although on that note – a woman got nominated for Best Cinematographer for the first time ever, in the history of the category. Her name is Rachel Morrison and she was nominated for her work on Mudbound. So, yay for that. Also: yay for The Disaster Artist being shut out of the big awards – no nomination for James Franco, or for Best Picture. There’s also some GREAT NEWS for Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele. Here are the big nominations:

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

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

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

Jordan Peele also got a nomination for Best Original Screenplay. I thought there was an outside chance of him getting the directing nomination, so I’m glad that he made the short list, and that Daniel Kaluuya got nominated for Best Actor, because that is completely deserved!! I’m excited for Jordan, I’m excited for the Daniels, I hope Gary Oldman doesn’t win sh-t, and I think Best Actress is truly up for grabs. Also: we don’t have to nominate Meryl for EVERY performance, you know? Ugh.

Notable snubs beyond James Franco… I, Tonya didn’t got nominated for Best Picture, which I’m sort of fine with. Mudbound didn’t get any major nominations – for Best Picture or Best Director for Dee Rees. No Steven Spielberg for The Post, and The Post wasn’t shortlisted for Best Picture, AND Tom Hanks was snubbed for Best Actor. No Holly Hunter for The Big Sick, which pains me because I love Holly and she deserved a nomination (although Kumail got nominated for Original Screenplay). No Hong Chau for supporting actress, which isn’t a huge surprise considering Downsizing bombed so hard. Also: Armie Hammer’s big mouth alienated the sh-t out of Oscar voters, huh? That’s kind of amazing. I’m also glad Martin McDonagh wasn’t nominated for Best Director for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (although he got a screenplay nomination).

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  1. SJ says:

    Franco got shut out! Hell yes!

    • Kate says:

      Double yes!!!!!!!!

    • Mia4s says:

      The best part is the nominations closed only a day or two after the accusations came out, so he really can’t blame the scandal they just didn’t nominate him.

      Overall the Academy got out fairly unscathed. Other than the Casey Affleck issue they are not facing any glaring problems.

      • Margo S. says:

        Omg, are they actually going to let Casey on stage?! Are they crazy?! The backlash is going to be insane. Casey needs to be uninvited. I’ve already DMd the academy and told them how I feel about that.

      • Arpeggi says:

        The Academy might also remember what happened when Franco co-hosted the Oscars a few years ago… That was a disaster alright! The Academy is full of (old, withe) people that know how to hold a grudge, so that alone could probably cut him from any nomination ever

      • Léna says:

        They gave a standing ovation to Roman Polanski, wouldn’t be worried about Casey Affleck going to the stage… even if I hope the mentality of the audience has changed since then

      • spidee!! says:

        @ Arpeggi – I am an “old white person” do tell me how to bear a grudge.

      • CS says:

        You have the timeline wrong.

        Oscar voting: January 5 – 13
        Golden Globes: January 8
        Stories about Franco broke: January 8, shortly after winning the Globe.

        Plenty of time to kill his chances of nom and waylay any bump he would have gotten from the Globes.

      • ELX says:

        Maybe ole Casey will have a strategic case of the flu—that stuff’s going around something fierce this year.

      • magnoliarose says:

        CS James Franco was never in the running. It isn’t the scandal. Casey had a scandal and still won. Franco is not a favorite, and the rumors about him were well known before it broke, so I doubt they thought of him in the first place. He’s been on borrowed time since metoo became a thing.

      • CS says:

        @magnoliarose, There’s a huge difference in climate from 2017 to 2018. If you can’t see it affecting Franco – who was absolutely considered a front-runner for a nom – you’re in denial.

    • HeidiM says:

      To me it seems like Academy voters are listening to the people for a change, lest they get snubbed themselves. And to be honest the Christopher Plummer nom feels like a vote against Kevin Space………which I’m good with. I don’t think he’ll actually win the thing, but they were happy to throw away one spot.

    • msd says:

      I’m actually quite pleased with the nominations overall. They could have been so much worse. I think the big diversity push in the last few years has paid dividends.

      The Best Director line up is killer. So happy Peele and Gerwig both made it in, and that Paul Thomas Anderson knocked out a few more fancied faves.

      And Rachel Morrison … fuck yeah. I actually squealed when they called her name. First woman ever nominated for cinematography. The tech categories – apart from costume – are such boys clubs. She’s doing Black Panther too. Ryan Coogler must be thrilled – he’s a real champion of female DOPs.

      Bit of trivia …Lesley Manville (who is wonderful) was married to Gary Oldman many decades ago. He walked out on her when their son was a few months old.

    • me says:

      Franco got shut out but was it because of the sexual misconduct allegations? Kobe Bryant just got an Oscar nom for an animated film…remember he was accused of sexual assault years ago?

    • Ozogirl says:

      Jumping for joy here!

  2. FishBeard says:

    Wow! I thought for sure it was going to be another #OscarsSoWhite. Happy to see that’s not the case.

    No nom for Ammie Hammer LOL. I guess those holiday cards weren’t sent to the Academy.

    No BP Mudbound!?? Mary J totally deserved that nom, but Dee Rees deserved a nom for best director.

    • Ib says:

      Mudbound awed me like no other movie in the past year (with the exception of maybe The Big Sick. I am embarrassed to say I haven’t seen get out because I have a very overactive imagination/nightmares; the last scary movie I saw was The Village, in 6th grade. I still think about it when I’m alone in the dark.) I would have nominated Mudbound for best picture and best director, and basically every award. Also, I think I WOULD have nominated I Tonya for best picture – I saw it 2 or 3 weeks ago and am still ruminating on the issues of class (and abuse) it raised. The US has serious issues (avoidance) acknowledging or discussing class divide; EVERYONE cops middle class. I Tonya exposed the toxicity of that cop out and how messed up it is. It reminds me of a book I am going to a book talk for this week, Dream Hoarders. It discusses how the (upper) middle class actively hoards the ‘American Dream’ and their class status against further entry into the middle class by those below, as if success in America is a zero sum game.

      • Ib says:

        Also I forgot to add my other major excitement from these nominations: I am THRILLED that Mudbound was nominated for best cinematography -do you know this marks the first time in history a woman has been nominated?? We literally have only seen movies through the eyes of a man.

      • Branvoyage says:

        I totally agree about the class thing in America that no one talks about. Also agree that I, Tonia showcased this well.

  3. LannisterForever says:

    Happy for Call me by Your Name getting a lot, but Hammer was snubbed. I think his performance was actually the best one.

    Really happy for I, Tonya, Lady Bird and Get Out too as I loved all of those films!

    • Lizzie says:

      he was totally snubbed. he did more acting with his eyes in the 2nd half of CMBYN than Christopher Plummer has done in 10 years. Christopher Plummer is a legend but there is no f-ing way his slapped together re-edit was better. none.

    • Jen says:

      He was really good in it, but those interviews absolutely cost him a nomination.

      Do we think the Academy secretly rescinded Franco’s nom? No problems here but I would imagine he had the votes.

      Love that they’re finally recognizing films like Get Out instead of sticking with the same dusty prestige types. Even if it wasn’t your thing, you have to appreciate films that tell a unique story and break new ground as a voter. Hopefully they finally get that.

      • nic919 says:

        Whoever mentioned above that some people still remember Franco half assing his Oscar co-host with Anne Hathway gig a while back is on the money. Franco did not show proper respect and let Hathaway hang out there and many industry people would not have forgotten that. Add the new accusations and it was enough to ensure that others got more votes for nominations.

    • Millenial says:

      I’m probably an Armie apologist, but CMBYN was an excellent film. Timothee and Armie were both really good.

    • Girl_ninja says:

      I agree. Armie was excellent in Call Me By Your Name.

    • Nancy says:

      But what is poor Tonya supposed to do now?! She already went to K Mart and got herself a party dress. She was so mad I heard she kicked herself on the knee. Ouch

    • Bridget says:

      Some of it is momentum. You know how some things seem huge on the internet, but in real life a lot of people might not know about them (ex Tom Hiddleston)? I think that’s the Armie Hammer backlash. Neither he nor Stuhlberg were nominated while the strangely surging 3 Billboards was. Campaigning and glad handing is a thing, and Armie is terrible at that.

  4. minx says:

    SO happy for Jordan Peele. Get Out made a great showing.

  5. DiligentDiva says:

    I’m happy for The Shape of the Water, So many made fun of Del Toro for that film. Now if it wins an Oscar I’d be so happy.
    Mudbound is disappointing, but let’s face it, are the academy really gonna let a movie made and done by POC win twice in a row? That might seem “unfair” to white people. God forbid we do that.

    • xpresson says:

      Me too!!!! I loved the shape of water and hope Del Toro wins director and picture!

    • msd says:

      Mudbound is the first Netflix (non doc) film to be nominated. It didn’t get BP or BD but it’s actually a big deal that it got nominated for a few Oscars. Large swathes of people in the industry are still resistant to streaming companies entering the traditional movie market. It’s inevitable though that we will see more of this in the future. The line between TV and film is increasingly blurred.

      • Bridget says:

        I think that’s really the biggest factor. And Netflix does NOT know how to mount a campaign.

        Interestingly, I think the question that should be asked is the one that no one is saying: How did Mudbound end up with Netflix in the first place? How did it not end up with a better studio? Was Netflix really the best they could do?

    • Lightpurple says:

      I loved the adult fairy tale that is The Shape of Water. The craft nominations it received will help it in its push for Best Picture. It is a beautifully made film.

    • Trying Again says:

      I LOVED the shape of Water.

      And Sally Hawkins is an amazingly talented actress who NEVER gets recognition. NOt even now with her movie getting the most nominations. I really really want her to get best actress. Sally never said a word and created the whole effing movie.

  6. Lucy says:

    Part of me is sad over IT getting completely shut out of the award season, the other part is quite happy with the nominations in general, and ALL of me is happy because NO FRANCO!!!

  7. Isan says:

    Yep, Armie got snubbed……

  8. Brittney B. says:


    Greta and Jordan deserve this so much. This show just got interesting.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m really happy to see some “new” directors getting recognition, and especially those too.

      Seeing the nominations, I have some movie watching to do!

  9. spugzbunny says:

    Why aren’t we liking Gary Oldman? I’m out of touch on that one!

    • Milla says:

      I do.

      Also, Armie should have been nominated. But that’s cos i loved the movie.
      Oh well… It just means end of award season, so yay.

    • Nicole says:

      Domestic violence I believe

    • Londerland says:

      1. “THAT” Playboy interview from a few years back.

      2. His third wife Donya alleged he assaulted her. This was in the midst of a horrible divorce, and it’s only fair to say he denied it, but he said the story was full of “innuendos and half-truths”, which leads me to wonder what the “half-truth” was.

      He was investigated and never charged, so the fans (myself included) accepted him at his word and forgave, but the fact that he and his manager painted her as a drug-addled famewhore is worth reassessing – especially now we’re all seeing how that narrative has been used time and again to silence women. I think *something* absolutely happened, and I’m uneasy seeing him with a Time’s Up pin but not addressing this (or the views stated in the interview).

      • Mia4s says:

        “which leads me to wonder what the “half-truth” was.”

        They met in rehab so I have no doubt their relationship was very difficult. At the end of the day after the court hearing and her accusation he was awarded full and sole legal and physical custody of the children. That’s the main reason the accusation doesn’t hold much weight with most people.

      • Londerland says:

        Mia4S: ” At the end of the day after the court hearing and her accusation he was awarded full and sole legal and physical custody of the children.”

        Yup. And I was a massive fan way back, so I always accepted that, and I suppose I still do.

        I always think it’s important to bear in mind, though, that the police and the courts are susceptible to these narratives too, and I have to acknowledge the possibility that her instability and overdose made it easier for the police to dismiss the charges and for the press and lawyers to paint her as a gold-digger. I mean, it’s not the same thing at all, but didn’t the cops ask for OJ’s autograph after they’d been called to his house about domestic violence?

        I’m not saying I believe he beat his wife. I’m just saying, the courts and the cops are not always the friend of abused women. And defending Mel Gibson didn’t really help his case. So…I have a shred of doubt, I wish I didn’t.

      • BlanktFort says:

        Leslie Manville is also nominated.

        Leslie has an 18 year old son.

        His sperm donor (I doubt anyone considers him the “father”), who walked out when the son was 3 months old, is Gary Oldman.

        A few gin and tonics in her and I’ve no doubt Leslie would be happy to explain what a c*nt Oldman is.

      • Sunny says:

        @Londerland, as for “for the press and lawyers to paint her as a gold-digger” — truth be told she herself contributed to that a lot, since she had another nicely provided husband and a child with this another husband, and they divorced and she also lost full custody to the father of this child. And this child is on the side of the father, like Oldman’s children are on Oldman’s side.
        When woman loses full custody of 3 kids to 2 different men, well, that’s too much for her credibility, really.

        “not addressing this (or the views stated in the interview)”

        But he already apologized for this interview almost right after he said it!

      • Sunny says:

        “His sperm donor (I doubt anyone considers him the “father”)”

        That boy Alfie actually does consider him a father. They get along pretty nicely.

    • Merritt says:

      He was accused of domestic violence and gave a horrible interview that was anti-Semitic.

  10. Wal says:

    Actually teared up when Daniel Kaluuya and Jordan Peele’s names were called out. Happy for Mary J Blige and Greta Gerwig as well.

  11. Snazzy says:

    I want Get Out to take it all. That movie was just so poignant, so great

  12. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Anything with the name Tonya Harding shouldn’t get best anything lol. Yay for sans Franco.

    • Samantha says:

      +1! And that there are people on here cheering that the movie got noms just makes my blood boil. What is it that people don’t understand? The movie should be I, Nancy. That Tonya is to be *rewarded* for what she/ex did is just something that makes no sense to me morally.

  13. Londerland says:

    Something tickles me about Lesley Manville (Gary Oldman’s first wife) being nominated same year he is. I doubt it would happen (not enough buzz) but I’d love it if she won and he didn’t. She’s an amazing actress.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I didn’t realize that was his first wife! Lol! That gives me joy that she’s nominated the same year he is.

      • Londerland says:

        😄 Yep, they were married with a five-month-old baby IIRC when he left her for Uma Thurman.

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

        What? Had no idea. So how did Uma Thurman avoid the ‘evil temptress’/ ‘homewrecker’ label? Was it because Oldman wasn’t considered a sex symbol?

      • nic919 says:

        Uma was called a homewrecker for a while, but she then hooked up with Ethan Hawke and Oldman had treated her like garbage too, so they moved on.

      • Sunny says:

        And Ethan Hawke and Uma then divorced and Hawke married a woman, who worked as a nanny to his and Uma’s children.

    • Mia4s says:

      Ha! I forgot about that! It’s Hollywood though, hard to have a year without two ex’s in the running. 😁

      I would not expect much drama; He’s apparently close to his son and I recall her being asked about him in an interview; it sounds like they’re not close but fine.

      • Londerland says:

        Oh yeah, she’s mentioned him in interviews, they were both in A Christmas Carol and they seem to be on good terms. It would just be funny. 😄

    • minx says:

      I’m determined to see Phantom Thread this weekend.

  14. Talie says:

    Honestly, I’m feeling these nominations! There were some real surprises which was genuinely nice to see.

  15. Paige says:

    I’m very happy with Lady Bird and Get Out nominations. Fantastic films! Ugh at Streep getting nominated every year. Give someone else a chance.

  16. Bethie says:

    I was kinda hoping Robert Pattinson would be nominated for that weird movie he did, but I guess I’m not surprised he didn’t. It was a long shot.

    • Another Anne says:

      He really was fantastic in it, but sadly it’s not the type of movie Oscars generally consider. I’d rather have seen him or Jake Gyllenhaal in the final spot that Denzel took. And I love Denzel, but that movie was a dud.

  17. littlemissnaughty says:

    Ooohhh interesting. Other than Dunkirk and Get Out, I haven’t seen any of the movies because they haven’t even come out here yet. Or I missed them? But I’m so happy that Jordan and Daniel were included, it really is such a unique film and utterly entertaining as well. That’s hard to do. I’m also glad Daniel didn’t suffer the Jake Gyllenhaal curse. I feel like more often than not, actors are recognized for actually looking like they’re acting. These two don’t look like they are. They just do it.

  18. Georgia says:

    I hope Saoirse wins for best actress!

  19. Lucy says:

    I kept saying “oh nice!” Everytime I saw Get Out on the list , Jordan deserves the best director win for sure .

  20. Tulip Garden says:

    These awards shows have come to mean very little to the public even though it means a lot within the industry. Viewers don’t really tune in anymore particularly since all of the highlights and fashion are encapsulated the next day. I wonder if the telecast will ever be effected by the ratings.
    Anyway, looking forward to the fashion.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t know, it still gets 30+ million viewers, and not many events do that anymore. Viewership is down, but that’s true of network TV across the board.

    • FilmTurtle says:

      Well, 33 million people watched the Oscars last year. It’s still really popular. The ratings are not what they used to be, but it’s literally the only thing on TV that gets those viewership numbers apart from the Super Bowl.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      @Lucy2 and @Film Turtle,

      I wasn’t aware that the ratings were still so high! I guess the loss of interest (in the telecast, not the winners and fashion) is just something that in have experienced personally.

      As I age, I have noticed that television, film, books etc. have to really be something I want to invest time into consuming. I’m sure most experience the same.

      • Turtle says:

        But to your larger point, It’s interesting that the Oscars and the Super Bowl are the only two television programs that garner ratings like that anymore (apart from one-off special events, like the Grammys after Whitney Houston died, or the first episode of “Two and a Half Men” after Charlie Sheen was fired). I’m not sure if people just aren’t watching as much TV or they’ve migrated to streaming or something else (or all of the above).

    • Lorelai says:

      I was so happy I was actually watching it live last year and got to see that Best Picture fiasco unfold in real time! 🙂

    • another kate says:

      Count me in as an interested viewer! Some friends and I had a watch party last year and were FREAKING OUT when the whole Moonlight/La La Land thing happened. You can never beat the magic of watching something like that live. Plus it’s fun to follow along on twitter with live events like this.

  21. marianne says:

    I am so happy that Logan got recognized by the academy for Best Adapted Screenplay. It was definitely a film in my top 3 from last year! I recently just saw Get Out and it was sooooooo good! So Im happy that Daniel Kaluuya (even though he seemed like a safe bet going in) as well Jordan Peele getting recognized.

  22. Nicole says:

    So happy for Get Out and LadyBird. Sad for Mudbound but I knew it was a longshot. Glad Jordan Peele got his MUCH DESERVED directing and screenplay nods. I thought he deserved to be nominated for every award show before this. I’m hoping for him to win both or for him and Greta to split.
    In the words of Issa Rae, I’m rooting for everybody black

    • A says:

      Rooting for everybody black too! I’m hoping Get Out wins it all but it’s so up in the air at this point.

  23. Mia4s says:

    Incredibly that’s Christopher Nolan’s first Best Director nomination. And Greta Gerwig is only the 5th woman nominated. I kind of love the director category this year.

    Hammer’s exclusion was a surprise but was it really about the “double standards” interview? Eh, maybe? Worthy performances get excluded all the time. I mean Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams were also left out. Is it something they said?

    • LadyT says:

      Nolan has been deserving of the Best Director nomination in the past but I don’t see it for Dunkirk. It just fell completely flat for me. Very little dialogue and character development. It’s been praised for being technically advanced- which would have made a good documentary, not a movie.

    • emily says:

      I don’t see Chastain as a snub at all. She was left out of the two most important precursors — SAG and BAFTA. Her fans won’t like this, but they are the only ones checking for her. She launches an Oscar campaign for every movie that she puts out and her desperation is evident. It’s also a turn-off.

  24. Margo S. says:

    I am so beyond happy for Jordan Peele for a best director nomination! Daniel Kaluuya. YAS!!! Greta Gerwig for best director is also so deserved. Yeah Greta!

    And yes, for eff sakes, I’m sick of seeing Meryl Streeps nominated for every performance. It’s embarrassing and not fair because she takes up a valuable spot that could have been given to another woman.

  25. SM says:

    Ugh. Dee Rees should have been nominated for best director. I am so dissapointed. I swear I am failing to understand why Shape of water is getting more love than Mudbound. In my view Mudbound is a much better movie…

    • Odetta says:

      I thought the shape of the water was a wonderful movie…mud bound is a Netflix movie, I don’t think the academy thinks that highly of netflix

  26. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    So happy right now.

    My two Daniels: Day-Lewis and Kaluuya.
    Mary and Octavia. I think this is Octavia’s third nomination.
    Jordan being nommed for best screenplay and director. Get Out really lived up to the hype.
    Aunt Jackie got a nom, too. sad she is going to lose to CJ though. I did not care for the Ladybird but liked Aunt Jackie a lot in the film.
    Dee Rees getting a nom for adapted screenplay. She should have replaced Nolan for BD.
    AND Three Billboards was not nommed for best picture or best director. YESSSSSS!!!!!

    • xpresson says:

      Three Billboards WAS nominated for best picture… but like you said not best director.

      • msd says:

        It’s very unusual for a BP front runner not to get a BD nod so him missing out points to The Shape of Water or Get Out or Ladybird winning overall. I mean, it happens (Affleck’s snub basically helped Argo win) but it’s rare and not many people are upset about McDonough not being nominated.

  27. Léna says:

    Come on, Meryl Streep nominated again? I mean I like her but it feels like Modern Family or Veep who keeps being nominated and winning at the Emmys. It should change a bit. And there was room for another Best Actress Nominee

    Otherwise, happy with the nominations overall, even if I would have loved more recognition for Mudbound

    • Nicole says:

      Meryl gets nominated for being Meryl. She cannot possibly think her last few noms were based on merit. Into the Woods? Really?

    • FishBeard says:

      She gets nominated so much that her good performances are devalued IMO.

      • LadyT says:

        That’s a good way to put it. Apparently this year it WAS worthy performance but other years definitely not.

    • Lorelai says:

      Normally I would agree with you, but she was actually excellent in The Post and I think this is one nomination she truly deserves. I’m also surprised that Tom Hanks wasn’t nominated because he was amazing as well.

      Into the Woods…not so much.

  28. Stanley K says:

    What was Octavia Spencer nominated for? It’s such a shame that Octavia now has three nominations and a win while Tilda Swinton’s only nomination is the one she won. Shame.

    Must Meryl Streep get nominated for every performance? Just like last year, there are way more deserving women that should have taken her place. Denzel’s nomination is another which I don’t get.
    Any time two black actors gets nominated for best actor, one wins. Will that happen this year with Gary Oldman up for a carter best actor award?
    I Tonya should have taken the last spot on best picture. It deserved best make up/ hair styling and best costume design over Victoria and Abdul.

    In a real world where there’s justice, Margot Robbie would win best actress. She deserves it over the other nominees especially Streep, Ronan and Hawkins. Robbie stood out as her role is completely different from that of her rivals

    • Lightpurple says:

      Octavia is nominated for her wonderful performance in The Shape of Water. Her nomination is well deserved.

      Meryl’s performance in The Post is one of her better ones. Sally Hawkins deserves Best Actress.

    • Merritt says:

      Why is it a shame that Octavia has three nominations and a win? She is a talented actress and deserves the recognition that she has gotten.

      I, Tonya is not a good movie and is based on a lie.

    • Nope says:

      Margot’s performance is no where near mcdormand’s or Hawkins. And I still don’t understand how she spent hours listening to Harding’s voice and still didn’t sound anything like her.

      • LIONOHHHH86 says:

        She can only pull off one American accent off. It’s a joke really. They tout her like she’s the greatest up and comer of our time though!

      • Nope says:

        She’s the current it girl, so naturally there’s overhype. It’ll pass, and once it does, it’ll be interesting to see if she actually has a lasting career with quality roles or not. Only a few it girls have managed to impress after they were replaced by some younger, bubbly, pretty actress.

    • Samantha says:

      In a world where there is justice, I, Tonya would never have been made. Tonya would not be *rewarded* for her actions, and Robbie would not be rewarded for playing her. It makes my blood boil that people think Tonya should be deified and given attention. It should have been I, Nancy. In a world of morals, decency and justice, Robbie will fall flat on her face, no win anything. For taking this role, I also hope Robbie never has any success in the future and is never nominated ever again. If there is justice in the world, this will kill Robbie’s career. PERIOD.
      Edited to add that I absolutely cannot stand Streep and cannot even understand how she has ever won even one Oscar or award for her acting. Yet I would root for Streep to win this award if it were down to only Streep and Robbie, out of moral principle. Robbie and Tonya herself should NOT be rewarded, imo this is for want of a better term (please excuse the hyperbole), blood money/blood award. I would choose the devil itself to get the award before Robbie should ever be rewarded for this. Robbie can go the heck because of this, as far as I am concerned. She is cancelled for me, and so too anyone that had Anything to do with that disgusting and disgraceful movie. If there was any justice, they would all fall flat and Robbie would be jeered out of Hollywood. But it seems the perpetrators get rewarded and lionized in this world. Poor Nancy.

  29. Rivkah says:

    Very pleased with a lot of the nominations. Armie Hammer definitely deserved one but he played himself.

  30. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I am SO happy to see Jordan get the recognition he deserves. Get Out was the best film of 2017 IMO. Also glad to see Greta get her due as well. And I am so over Meryl getting nominated for literally every film she’s in. It’s ridiculous and there were better performances that could have taken that spot. And while I don’t think Denzel deserved a nom for his role in that film methinks they nominated him to shut out Franco and I am SO okay with that. Also Christopher Plummer?? For that tiny part that merely required him to show up? Give me a break.

  31. Aang says:

    Streep is master of her craft. She was perfect in The Post as she is in most roles. Watching her react while being talked over, ignored, and patronized was real, infuriating, and heartbreaking. I don’t get the idea behind leaving her out because she is too good. People really want to water down the competition to “give someone else a chance”?

  32. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    Oh and he lamented that it wouldn’t be acceptable for him to call Nancy Pelosi “a f***ing useless c**t.” So there’s that.

    Sorry, this was in response to someone asking what the problem with Gary Oldman was.

  33. Tallia says:

    Meryl, really? I would have rather had JC for Molly’s Game. Mudbound, for me, was amazing. Dee Rees was snubbed. Mary J. Blige PLEASE WIN!

    I saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and do not understand the love. It was good, not great, but good. Solid. But not that many NOMS good.

    Same for I, Tonya. Don’t it. I felt like Margot Robbie was a caricature and I was bored the entire time.

    Lady Bird. ALL THE FEELS.

  34. Tania says:

    Unpopular opinion: Lady Bird: totally overrated, Call Me By Your Name: totally overrated.

    I actually enjoyed Shape of Water. I have a moviepass so it really is getting me out to see movies I wouldn’t otherwise see. It was different and Octavia Spencer was everything in that movie.

    Florida Project was okay but Willem Dafoe was great in it.

    I liked 3 Billboards but maybe because I’m not white and it really resonated with me hearing language that people say repeatedly. This is the reality and if you’re uncomfortable with that behavior and talk, consider yourself lucky because police violence and racism exists. Look at how many Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women have never been found or their killers brought to justice. I found no redemption for his character in the movie. I found someone still wanting to be a cop after his badge was taken away due to his racism.

    • Div says:

      I’m Black and I’m kind of surprised people weren’t looking more at the racial politics of Lady Bird (the scene with the brother was messed up and Sacramento is way more diverse than it was portrayed) compared to 3 Billboards. 2002 Sacramento and her bff, her rich acquaintance, her love interests, etc. are all white? A more realistic portrayal of working class Sacramento would have had more Latino/as.

      I definitely had problems with the treatment of one character in 3 Billboards and how Black folks featured in the film but at least the intention of the film’s message (which the director failed at conveying completely imo) was that everyone was fairly horrible even if they weren’t completely evil.

      • Neither her brother nor his girlfriend were white. The priest who led the drama club was black. The drama team was also pretty diverse. And compared to Catholic schools back east, those on the west coast are much more white and privileged. I loved Ladybird. Along with Dunkirk and Shape of Water, they are the only three that we will be talking about ten years from now. Just my very humble opinion

  35. Div says:

    I don’t think Armie got snubbed over the interview. BSA was very competitive this year and arguably Christopher Plummer stole the show in ten minutes of screen time, the awards bodies for some reason have a fascination with 3 Billboards, and Richard Jenkins role was very “awardsy” compared to the more naturalistic CMBYN and Florida Project. The academy often prefers very showy roles to more understated roles and so with two very naturalistic performances (Hammer and Dafoe) the chances were both weren’t going to get in such a competitive year-and the one who won out was Dafoe.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Best Supporting Actor also tends to be the “Lifetime Achievement Award” category of the acting group. Of those nominated, Rockwell is the only one under 50 and he’s 49. He’s also the only one who hasn’t been nominated before.

  36. teacakes says:

    Sucks that Michelle Williams got shut out of Best Actress, she should have had Meryl’s spot.

  37. becoo says:

    I’m surprisingly pleased with this list, but especially so for Gerwig, Blige, Spencer, Kaluuya, and the rest of the Get Out folks, along with the notable absence of Franco! Hollywood has gotten it right for once.

    • truth hurts says:

      Look Greta got a nom because of the woman thing. Patty J is a better director. Lady Bird not that outstanding movie to me. Mary J Blidge …No she is the black actress the ole white men throw in every year for a supporting role. Sad but true. Her performance was NO WHERE NEAR Oscar worthy. True fact. Get Out deserves a win for Picture and Screenplay because it was unexpectedly wonderful. Much better than Moonlight and TYAS.
      Frances did ok. Sally is a sweetheart but as usual the ole gray men have decided on who and what they want unless some of these producers can pull a Brad Pitt and charm the ole fellows for a mediocre film. Dunkirk was boring and Shape of Water was weird but interesting.
      Eddingburg was ok with a bad ending. I haven’t gotten a chance to see The Post,Call me by your name.
      A fantastic woman or the Square should win because these old freaks like movies about gay and transgender men.

  38. Ferdinand says:

    I’m sorry but I’ll be weeping all day over Armie not getting a nomination. I get why people dislike him but he’s such an underrated actor. He’s been great in Social Network, Man from UNCLE, and he was well deserving of a nod for Call my By Your Name. Such a great performance.

  39. JaneDoesWork says:

    I’m so sad that Michelle Williams did not get a nomination. She is SO talented.

  40. another kate says:

    Did anyone else find Call Me By Your Name way overrated? I went expecting to be really moved, but to me it seemed half boring and half creepy. I will say that Timothee’s acting was superb, but Hammer’s didn’t impress me. To me, he has a voice that feels very “I’m doing acting right now. Are you watching?”

    I also didn’t see the chemistry that other people saw – seemed like an icky age difference to me. Maybe it would have worked better for me with another actor other than Hammer – to me, he seems even older than he is for some reason so the pairing seemed almost father/son or younger brother/much older brother. It was definitely no Brokeback, that’s for sure.

    • Mina says:

      I actually second that. I agree with all you said. But it does have good directing and acting.

    • Totally old says:

      @another Kate
      Completely agree with all your observations about CMBYN. Very creepy as TC seemed younger than he was portrayed and AH older than portrayed. Armie is too suave acting for me. I can’t relate to him in anything truly emotional. Clichéd to me.

    • Lex says:

      I didn’t know anything about it before watching and really enjoyed it. Hype often gives you a bad mindset going in, I find.

  41. Lorelai says:

    I have to admit I snickered when I saw Christopher Plummer’s name.

    I haven’t seen the movie so I have no idea if it is deserved or not, but it’s a nice little dig at Spacey.

  42. someone says:

    I kinda feel like Meryl Streep is the New England Patriots of the Oscars. While they are good, the first reaction is always “them again?”. Same with Meryl.

  43. smee says:

    I would give anything for Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” to win best actress. I thought it was refreshing to see an unconventionally beautiful woman as the romantic lead.

    I truly hope GdelT wins Best Director and DDL for Best Actor (it’s our last chance to see him win!) PTAnderson would be my second choice for Best Director – “Phantom Thread”

  44. Mina says:

    I think the only real snubs this time were James Franco and Luca Guadagnino in directing. I’m okay with Franco being left out because he’s a creep, but if we are going to talk strictly about performances, I don’t know what Denzel Washington is doing there. Seems like the Academy can’t help but nominate him, but he didn’t stand out this time.

    As for Meryl, I think most of her nominations in later years have been undeserved, but the Post is her best work since The Devil Wears Prada. This one she actually did deserve.

    • Tania says:

      I thought Denzel was awesome. Seeing him cry while asking for a job was great acting. Seeing his entire safe world ripped out from under him due to circumstances beyond his control and having to hussle was amazing. I’m from the school of seeing Denzel play a bad cop in Training Day, an investigator in Courage Under Fire, a bodyguard out for retribution in Man on Fire. To see him play a character that goes against his “tough guy in charge” acting was riveting.

      Meryl in the Post was no different than Meryl in any of her recent work. I didn’t find her performance to be all that fantastic or standout. She sounded too much like Julia Child I was waiting for her to give me the recipe for chicken cordon bleu.

      • susiecue says:


        Didn’t see Roman J. Israel, but I did see The Post and I agree about Meryl; her performance was fine but not fantastic to me. And I kept thinking to myself “wtf accent is she doing?” Felt very showy.

        And the movie, I felt, took itself too seriously but fell short. Totally NOT surprised to see it on the Best Picture list since it was essentially old white person porn, but I don’t think it belongs up there. It was nothing special.

      • nic919 says:

        I saw Roman J Israel Esq as well and Denzel played a character that is quite different from his usual roles. I am not mad at his nomination. The movie itself may have plotting issues, but Denzel’s performance made up for a lot of issues.

  45. Mina says:

    By the way, what do you mean with The Post wasn’t shortlisted for Best Picture? It’s nominated for Best Picture.

  46. Iknowwhatboyslike says:

    Can we just take a moment and bask in the fact that Mary J. Blige is now an Academy award nominee. I’ve followed Mary since What’s the 411, when she was a girl from Yonkers, NY with a hell of a chip on her shoulder and people called her “ghetto”. I’ve seen her grow into a fine artist and has surpassed everything she even expected. Over 20 years in the game and her star is as bright as ever. Congratulations, Mary!!

  47. angie0717 says:

    What did Armie Hammer say/ do???

  48. margie says:

    I thought this was going to be Diane Kruger’s year, and that’s why she paraded Norman Reedus (shudder) out on the red carpet, and started giving interviews trying to vaguely explain/justify why she cheated on JJ. Is it a surprise or not really that her campaign lost all of its momentum and she wasn’t up for much after her Cannes win? For the record, I like her a lot. I just think the Norman Reedus thing is gross. JJ to Norman Reedus…barf.

  49. Guest says:

    Denzel Washington getting nominated is a joke. I think hes an amazing actor but his movie was awful. I understand why no Franco but there were plenty of other actors that would have been perfect for the last spot. This is why many don’t like the Oscars it’s an old man’s club that won’t let in fresh blood. Yes we got some new faces up there but it’s not enough.

  50. Renee says:

    I liked the I, Tonya movie & thought Margot Robbie was incredible in it.

  51. LIONOHHHH86 says:

    How is Robbie (who’s acting abilities are so tragically limited) getting an oscar nom for a made for lifetime movie?

  52. secret says:

    So Michelle Williams didn’t get nominated? Wasn’t she going for the campaign?

    • melone says:

      Such a crowded Best Actress field this year. But she was great in All the Money in the World.

  53. Reka says:

    Best foreign film , there is a woman director for Hungary’s On body and soul!! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

  54. browniecakes says:

    In the current climate, it makes you wonder if Casey Affleck would have gotten nominated for Manchester by the Sea if it had come out in 2017 instead of 2016.

  55. Christina says:

    Can someone please fill me in on the crap Armie said? I genuinely like him.

    • Mina says:

      He criticized the double standard in the industry of giving an award to Casey Affleck (accused of sexual harassment) but shunning Nate Parker (accused and acquitted of rape). The problem is the way he framed those comments, made it seem like he didn’t think the rape accusation was as big of a deal as it is. More importantly, he implied that a powerful producer (Scott Rudin) who happens to be pretty relevant in the Academy had deliberately leaked Parker’s past issues to hurt his chances at the award season.

  56. adastraperaspera says:

    I absolutely love Sally Hawkins and hope she wins!!

    • Trying Again says:

      Sally Hawkins is COMPLETELY ignored all the time. Her films are timeless and so good.
      I really enjoyed the Shape of Water. It has everything: love, drama, action, thrills and comedy. A true adventure filled tale that is beautifully filmed and written and acted. I’ll never forget the opening scenes, the dream and her getting ready for work. Guillermo created a tale of romance out of the strangest premise and scene. I hope the film runs away with all the Oscars. But if only ONE is given, please let it be for Sally.

  57. wood dragon says:

    Best Picture is so packed! It’s going to be a real mêlée and we might not be content with the final result once all the votes are counted up.

  58. Jen says:

    I am so happy for Laurie Metcalf. She is so freaking talented.

  59. Mona says:

    Poor Jolie

    • truth hurts says:

      Why do you feel sorry for Angelina? Her film didn’t even make the shortlist but the animated Breadwinner did. I think the reason she didn’t get a nom for FTKMF is because she is an American actress and rules are rules even though she has a Cambodian citizenship. There is not pity needed. SOO what is your point?

  60. Busyann says:

    So happy for Daniel Day Lewis. I saw Phantom Thread last week and loved it. And he’s supposedly retiring…which I actually don’t believe. But after watching PT, I get why he said it.

    There’s a good mix of people that deserve recognition here. I agree about Meryl. She doesn’t need another nomination. Actually, I think she needs to make us miss her a bit.

  61. Shappalled says:

    Why isn’t the media talking about the snubbing of non-English speaking films in the Best Picture category? The silence is deafening.

  62. River Song says:

    I was quite shocked to learn that Rachel Morrison is the first woman ever to be nominated for best cinematography. IN NINETY FREAKING YEARS.

  63. Ozogirl says:

    I’m so happy Franco got shut out. I don’t know if it was because of the allegations or not, but I’m glad I don’t have to see his smug face at the podium.

    I haven’t seen Get Out (I’m not into horror movies), but I’m rooting for it because I love Peele!

    I wish Hugh Jackman had gotten a nod. And I, Tonya.

  64. Fleur says:

    Not happy about Blade Runner: 2049 getting shut out of the main categories, and the Shape of Water jumping in there. I thought Blade Runner was the most experimental, risky film of the year, and a really beautiful piece of art, as well as a rumination about what it means to be human. That said, I don’t think the director went gunning for an Oscar.

    I’m fine with the rest of these nominations, though.

  65. Detvar says:

    Was JLaw nominated for anything this award season?

    • Nope says:

      A razzie for worst actress.
      I like jlaw and thought her performance in mother was strong but this is funny. I’m hoping her usual sense of humour kicks in and she jokes about in the future.

      Still, people are way too hard on that film.

  66. Sam says:

    I don’t want Meryl Streep or Daniel Day Lewis to win, every film that they do does not warrant a nomination. It seems that they are nominated for simply gracing us with their presence on the screen…..UGH.

  67. Sam says:

    Three Billboards in Epping Missouri is a very badly made disjointed film. I do love Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and especially Sam Rockwell.

  68. Jen says:

    So happy for Laurie Metcalf. She is so freaking talented.

  69. Trying Again says:

    The Florida Project???

  70. melone says:

    I honestly thought Plummer deserved his nomination. He was great in All the Money in the World (so was Michelle Williams, but her category is very crowded this year).

    Of the five supporting actor nominees, I actually disliked Sam Rockwell’s performance the most. If I had a vote, I would have replaced Rockwell with Armie Hammer, and probably Harrelson with Steve Carell for Battle of the Sexes.

    Speaking of which, I was bummed that Battle of the Sexes got zero nominations. I liked that film, and the two stars deserved nominations. Such a crowded year.

    Timothee Chalamet gave the best acting performance of the year. I wish he would win, but Oldman is a not losing this.

  71. Sunny says:

    Honestly I’m starting to think that Meryl Streep would eventually die (we all gonna die one day), but they’d still nominate her by inertia for 2 more years.

  72. Samantha says:

    I will be furious if I, Tonya wins anything! I wouldn’t even watch it for free on ordinary tv. It is a disgrace that it was even made!! It deifies a criminal (or at least someone who had knowledge of intent to assault), when it should be I, NANCY!!! She is the one who the movie should be made about! That this movie exists is beyond a bloddy disgrace! And I will NEVER watch it. That it is being *rewarded* with a nomination makes my blood boil! It better not win!

  73. serena says:

    It’s too bad for Michelle Williams too.