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The Daily Dish Awards Season

The 2018 Oscar Nominations Include Some Pleasant Surprises: See the Complete List

This year's list is filled with history-making nominations.

By Jenny Berg
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Already saving the date for the 2018 Oscars? We are, too — and we're all in good company. Half of Hollywood was out of bed before 6 A.M. this morning to hear the nominations for the industry's most prestigious awards ceremony. Of course, we too had to tune in live as Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominees from all 24 categories at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. 

The women's rights-oriented #MeToo and Time's Up movements have been hot topics in Hollywood, which led to speculation before this morning's broadcast about how the 2018 ceremony would recognize women in the industry. For example, men have dominated wins in the Best Director category for years. The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, who won the Academy Award in 2009, is the only female director to have ever taken home the statue, and only four women have ever been nominated. So many wondered if Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig would receive an Oscar nomination this year — and in the end, she did. 

There was also talk that cinematographer Rachel Morrison could make Oscar history if she was nominated for her work in Mudbound. The nod would make Morrison the first woman to ever be nominated in the category, and ultimately she did receive a nod. Mary J. Blige was also nominated for her work in Mudbound as Best Actress in a Supporting Role. 

On the flipside, there was some speculation as to how James Franco would fare in the nominations. While Franco took home Best Actor awards for his work in The Disaster Artist at the 2018 Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards, he has since been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. And, at the 2018 Women's March, actress Scarlett Johansson called him out for wearing a Time's Up pin at the Golden Globes. Coincidentally or not, he was not nominated for an Oscar. However, Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey in All The Money in the World after the latter was accused of sexual misconduct, did receive a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. 

Some less controversial or surprising nominations came in the Best Picture category, where award season frontrunners such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water earned nods. Other top nod-earners included Dunkirk, which was nominated in eight categories, and Get Out, which has the chance to take home the gold in five categories.

Who will win? Only time, and a star-studded awards ceremony, will tell. Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2018 Oscars, which will be broadcast on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4. Check out the full list of nominations, 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 

Actor in a Leading Role

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, Esquire

Actress in a Leading Role

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 

Actor in a Supporting Role

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 

Actress in a Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige - Mudbound 

Allison Janney - I, Tonya 

Lesley Manville - Phantom Thread 

Laurie Metcalf  - Lady Bird 

Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water 

Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby 

The Breadwinner 



Loving Vincent 


Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour 



The Shape of Water

Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast 

Darkest Hour

The Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water 

Victoria & Abdul


Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk

Jordan Peele - Get Out 

Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird 

Paul Thomas Anderson - Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water

Documentary (Feature)

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 

Faces Places 


Last Men in Aleppo 

Strong Island

Documentary (Short Subject)

Edith + Eddie

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 


Knife Skills 

Traffic Stop

Film Editing

Baby Driver 


I, Tonya

The Shape of Water 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

The Insult (Lebanon)

Loveless (Russia)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

The Square (Sweden)

Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul 


Music (Original Score)


Phantom Thread 

The Shape of Water 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Music (Original Song)

"Mighty River" - Mudbound (Music and lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson)

"Mystery of Love" - Call Me by Your Name (Music and lyric by Sufjan Stevens)

"Remember Me" - Coco (Music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)

"Stand Up For Something" - Marshall (Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren)

"This Is Me" - The Greatest Showman  (Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) 

Production Design

Beauty and the Beast 

Blade Runner 2049 

Darkest Hour 


The Shape of Water

Short Film (Animated)

Dear Basketball 

Garden Party 


Negative Space 

Revolting Rhymes

Short Film (Live Action)

Dekalb Elementary 

The Eleven O'Clock 

My Nephew Emmett 

The Silent Child 

Watu Wote: All of Us

Sound Editing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound Mixing

Baby Driver 

Blade Runner 2049 


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 

Kong: Skull Island 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

War for the Planet of the Apes

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

James Ivory - Call Me By Your Name

Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber - The Disaster Artist

Scott Frank & James Mangold (screenplay) and Michael Green; James Mangold (story)- Logan

Aaron Sorkin - Molly's Game

Virgil Williams and Dee Rees - Mudbound

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani - The Big Sick 

Jordan Peele - Get Out 

Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird 

Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor (screenplay); Guillermo del Toro (story) - The Shape of Water 

Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

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