The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced yesterday morning, and let me tell you, they are all over the place for the culmination that it will one of the most ‘predictable’ award seasons in the history.

It is almost the awards season and Oscars are just about to arrive, but before that, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominees of Oscars so that moviegoers can see which movie gets in the pot and argue about it. So the 90th Annual Oscars aren’t until March 4, but still, the nominations were rolled out Tuesday morning and since then, they are everywhere – offering honours equally to the good, the bad and well, the ugly. The nominees’ list is distributed widely among low-budget films and high-budget ones, independent films and studio productions.

The first thing, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis themselves hosted the nominations and they by-all-means, gave the occasion a little more fun and flare than it deserved. There are some real surprises here, not least the up-until-now unstoppable Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s Martin McDonagh getting fully shut out of the Best Director category, itself overshadowed by Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig not getting shut out, and clinching a nomination. It only occasionally happens that the year’s best movie is among the nominees for Best Picture, and this is one of those years, with “Get Out” on the list of nine.

Anyway, here’s who’s in the running in every category.

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 Director:

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape Of Water

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 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 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


Best Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Adapted Screenplay:

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist


Molly’s Game



Best Animated Film:


The Breadwinner


Loving Vincent

The Boss Baby


Best Original Song:

“Remember Me” (from Coco)

“Mystery of Love” (from Call Me By Your Name)

“This Is Me” (from The Greatest Showman)

“Mighty River” (from Mudbound)

“Stand Up For Something” (from Marshall)


Best Documentary:

Faces Places


Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Small Enough to Jail