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From Meryl Streep to Dunkirk: All about Oscar nominations 2018

23 Jan 2018 | By NewsBytes Desk
Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards are out

The nominations for 90th Academy Awards have been announced.

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is leading with 13 nominations. Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri follow next with eight and seven nominations respectively.

Priyanka Chopra will be one of the announcers and Meryl Streep gets yet another (her 21st) Oscar nomination for The Post.

Here's more.

In context: Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards are out

23 Jan 2018From Meryl Streep to Dunkirk: All about Oscar nominations 2018

Best actorIt is a mixed, fiercely talented lot

The best actor category this year is as diverse as it can get at Oscars. It includes two debutants, two Academy Award veterans, one Brit and one black man.

One of them is sure to get the coveted trophy:

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

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Meryl Streep might just win her fourth Oscar this year

Best actressMeryl Streep might just win her fourth Oscar this year

The nominations for best actress are predictable with women from most Oscar-worthy films of 2017 finding a place.

Though it is a tough fight, but legendary Meryl Streep might just take home her fourth Academy Award for The Post.

Other nominees are:

Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best directorMcDonagh not nominated despite Three Billboards making waves

Though Three Billboards has been nominated in seven categories, McDonagh has curiously been left out of the best director bracket. These are the ones who have been picked:

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best pictureWith nine nominations, it's going to be a sweet win

The most crowded of the 24 categories, it includes all the unmissable films of 2017.

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

The award ceremony would be held on March 4. Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted Oscars 2017, will helm Hollywood's biggest event again this year.

Flying highWomen are breaking barriers, setting new milestones at Oscars too

*Greta Gerwig has become the fifth woman to be nominated for best director.

*Mary J Blige is the first person ever to find nominations in both acting and music categories in the same year.

*Jacqueline Durran has been nominated twice in the best costume design category for Beauty and the Beast and Darkest Hour.

*Rachel Morrison is the first female cinematographer to be nominated.