90th Academy Awards: The Nominations & The Snubs

After months of campaigning, Oscar contenders finally learned their fate today. The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were unveiled. Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominees live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater early Tuesday morning. As an aside, if you want a chuckle definitely search for Haddish mispronouncing some of the names. Twitter was living for it.

Leading the pack with a whopping 13 nominations is Guillermo del Toro’s lavish fantasy The Shape of Water. It falls just one nomination shy of the all-time record of 14 nods set by All About Eve, Titanic, and La La Land. Coming in second with eight is Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri close behind with seven.

Before we get to the snubs and surprises, here’s a few notable nominations. Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele both scored multiple nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Picture. Gerwig becomes only the fifth woman nominated for Best Director. Meryl Streep broke her own record for most nominations. She now stands at 21. Mudbound‘s Rachel Morrison becomes the first woman to score a Best Cinematography nod. And lastly, Kobe Bryant, yes that Kobe Bryant, scored a nod for Best Animated Short on Dear Basketball.

With regards to snubs, there were plenty. On the Best Picture front, Mudbound, I, Tonya, The Florida Project, The Big Sick, Molly’s Game and Wonder Woman didn’t make the cut. Luca Guadagnino and Steven Spielberg were both omitted from Best Director for their work on Call Me By Your Name and The Post respectively. Speaking of The Post, Tom Hanks failed to get noticed as did James Franco. You have to wonder if the sexual allegations derailed the latter’s chances.

Also getting no love, and the biggest shocker for me, was Armie Hammer. I thought for sure he’d be in the mix for Best Supporting Actor. Others not hearing their name Tuesday morning were Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams, Steve Carrell, Holly Hunter and Hong Chau. Diane Kruger’s German film In The Fade failed to get a Best Foreign Film nod despite winning the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Check out all the nominations below. I’m surprised with all the love that Phantom Thread received. It’s last surge definitely played spoiler in several races. The 90th Academy Awards take place on March 4 in Hollywood. This year’s event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

90th Academy Awards Nominations

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

BEST ACTOR
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.

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 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 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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory
The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Logan, Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green
Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

SOUND EDITING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

SOUND MIXING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

FILM EDITING
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic Woman, Chile
The Insult, Lebanon
Loveless, Russia
On Body and Soul, Hungary
The Square, Sweden

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Edith and Eddie
Heaven Is A Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Icarus
Last Man in Aleppo
Strong Island

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent