The 2018 Oscar Nominations are Spot-On

The 2018 Oscar Nominations are Spot-On

It seems like the Oscars have truly heard our collective criticism because the nominees for this year's top awards are just as they should be (that is, piping hot).

While most consider the Golden Globes a trial for the Oscars — the two often have the exact same nominees and nearly identical talent taking out the top spot — the Oscars has gone ahead and thrown the Hollywood Foreign Press well and truly under the bus.

You'll remember the Globes garnered instant backlash for failing to recognize Get Out and Jordan Peele, and breakout director Greta Gerwig for her smash-success Lady Bird. Well, the Oscars are here to pick up the slack. Lady Bird and Get Out both scored a Best Picture nomination and Best Original Screenplay, on top of the nod to both Peele and Gerwig for Best Director (Gerwig is the only female nominee in the category). Timothée Chamalet is back again in the running, a huge achievement for the actor's first-ever film, as is Saorise Ronan for Lady Bird.Call Me By Your Name also in the running for Best Picture.

Looks like after 2016's #OscarsSoWhite and 2017's Moonlight blunder, the Oscars are trying to right their wrongs. Check out the full list of nominees, below.

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 Director

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

Leading 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

Actress In A Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Octavia Spencer, The Shape Of Water
Alison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Leading 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.

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, All The Money In The World
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Richard Jenkins , The Shape of Water

Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
Body and Soul
The Square


Blade Runner
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Original Score

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Phantom Thread
The Shape Of Water

Original Song

Sufjan Stevens, "Mystery Of Love" ( Call Me By Your Name)
Mary J. Blige, "Mighty River" ( Mudbound)
"Remember Me" ( Coco)
"This Is Me" ( The Greatest Showman)
"Stand Up For Something" ( Marshall)

Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

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)


The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

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