2018 Oscar Nominations - Full List


2018 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, signaling the culmination of what has been a rather predictable awards season. That is until now?

Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced this year’s field of outstanding nominees across the Academy’s twenty-four categories. To no surprise, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water continues to push full steam ahead leading the way with 13 nominations, including for directing, writing, and supporting actor/actress categories. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (8) and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (7) followed suit with a combined 15 nominations, in which both will compete along with The Shape of Water for Best Picture.

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But after all the nominations were announced, neither The Shape of Water, Dunkirk nor Three Billboards were really the talk of social media. Those accolades went to Get Out, Lady Bird and Rachel Morrison. I mean, who would have thought after 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite debacle we would be thanking members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for acknowledging the works of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, and Rachel Morrison’s cinematography in Mudbound!? All three talents earned deserving nominations in major categories including "Best Director" for both Peele and Gerwig, and "Cinematography" for Morrison.

To put their milestones in perspective, Peele is the first African American filmmaker to receive nominations for "Best Picture," "Director" and "Original Screenplay" as well as the third filmmaker in the history of the Academy to receive trifecta nods for a directorial debut - joining Warren Beatty for Heaven Can Wait and James L. Brooks for Terms of Endearment. Not to be outdone by Peele’s historic accomplishments is the wickedly talented Lady Bird helmer Greta Gerwig, who became just the fifth woman in the history of the Academy to be nominated for "Best Director," joining the embarrassingly small but elite group of female filmmakers including Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and the lone female "Best Director," Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). Like Peele, Gerwig also earned a nomination for "Best Original Screenplay" and Lady Bird earned a "Best Picture" nod (Gerwig did not produce, which is a differentiator between Peele’s trifecta). Regardless, we feel pretty capital about Peele and Gerwig’s nominations.

Joining in on Peele and Gerwig's mighty accomplishments is Mudbound's Director of Photography, Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to be nominated for "Achievement in Cinematography." FIRST nomination and it only took 88 years! Morrison joins a respected class of talented DoP nominees including 14-time nominee Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) and Hoyt van Hoytema (Dunkirk). Total bummer there can only be one winner among that trio. Still, are you not excited for Morrison’s Black Panther!?!

Of course, what would be the Oscars without talk of a few surprises and legit snubs. Of the surprises, you could practically hear all of social media cheer when Daniel Kaluuya’s name was announced as Leading Actor for Get Out. A few other notable but pleasant surprises include Lesley Manville’s supporting work in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, and a - fan favorite - Adapted Screenplay nod for Scott Frank and James Mangold’s noir western Logan! We still love ya Patrick Stewart.

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While I’m not a total believer in Oscar ‘snubs’ there were some notable omissions from talents deserving of such accolades including Holly Hunter’s work in The Big Sick, Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg for their respective work in The Post. And Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards) was surprisingly omitted from the crop of Best Director hopefuls (but thankfully we got Peele and Gerwig). Despite Globe, SAG, and DGA nods for James Franco, you could almost feel the weight of Franco’s recent sexual misconduct allegations as Denzel Washington’s name was announced for his Best Actor nomination in Roman J. Israel Esq. I mean, it is Denzel but how many AMPAS voters actually saw Israel? They must have forgotten about James McAvoy’s work in SPLIT. Yeah, that came out in 2017 and it was among this year's "Best" performances - don’t @ me.

Check out the complete list of Oscar Nominations below. The 90th annual Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 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

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, Esq.

Actress in a Leading

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


Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent


Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)

Darkest Hour (Bruno Delbonnel)

Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)

Mudbound (Rachel Morrison)

The Shape of Water (Dan Laustsen)

Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria & Abdul

Documentary (Feature)

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places


Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Documentary (Short)

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

An Insult

LovelessOn Body and Soul

The Square

Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul


Music (Original Score)


Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Music (Original Song)

“Mighty River” — Mudbound

“Mystery of Love” — Call Me By Your Name

“Remember Me” — Coco

“Stand Up for Something” — Marshall

“This is Me” — The Greatest Showman

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)

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist


Molly’s Game


Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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