90th Annual Academy Awards - Oscar Nominations 2018
90th Annual Academy Awards - Oscar Nominations 2018

The list of 2018 Oscar Nominations including best picture, best actors and actresses, and more. Information about the 90th Academy Awards nominees including this year’s most nominated film, The Shape of Water.

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This year’s most nominated film, The Shape of Water, is the tenth film in Oscar history to earn thirteen nominations. The current record of fourteen nominations is held by three films -- All about Eve (1950), Titanic (1997) and La La Land (2016).

Jordan Peele is the third person to receive Best Picture, Directing and Writing nominations for his first feature film as a director. Warren Beatty did so with Heaven Can Wait (1978), followed by James L. Brooks with Terms of Endearment (1983). Warren Beatty shared the Directing and Writing nominations with Buck Henry.

Greta Gerwig is the fifth woman nominated for Directing. The other nominated directors are Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993), Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003), and Kathryn Bigelow, who won the award for The Hurt Locker (2009).

Steven Spielberg extends his record total of Best Picture nominations for an individual producer with 10. He has also directed 11 Best Picture-nominated films, the most of any living person, and second only to William Wyler’s total of 13.

Rachel Morrison, nominated for Mudbound, is the first woman to receive a nomination for Cinematography. Roger A. Deakins has the most nominations for Cinematography of any living person. Charles B. Lang, Jr. and Leon Shamroy share the all-time record with 18 nominations each.

In the acting categories, eight individuals are first-time nominees:

    Timothée Chalamet

    Daniel Kaluuya

    Sam Rockwell

    Margot Robbie

    Mary J. Blige

    Allison Janney

    Lesley Manville

    Laurie Metcalf

Six of the nominees are previous Oscar winners

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Denzel Washington

    Christopher Plummer

    Frances McDormand

    Meryl Streep

    Octavia Spencer

Three of this year’s acting nominees were also nominated last year: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer.

Meryl Streep increases her lead as the most nominated performer with her 21st nomination.

At 88 years old, Christopher Plummer becomes the oldest acting nominee to date. Plummer remains the oldest Oscar winner, having won for his supporting role in Beginners (2011) at the age of 82.

Lady Bird is the 13th film directed by a woman to be nominated for Best Picture. It is the fourth film written and directed solely by women to receive nominations for Best Picture and Writing. The earlier films were:

    The Piano (1993)

    Lost in Translation (2003)

    Winter’s Bone (2010)

John Williams adds to his record number of music scoring nominations with his 46th. His overall total of 51 nominations (including five for Original Song) is the most for any living person, and second only to Walt Disney at 59.

Mary H. Ellis, nominated for Baby Driver, is the sixth woman to be nominated for Sound Mixing. The others are Deb Adair (one nomination), Anna Behlmer (10 nominations), Pud Cusack (one nomination), Lora Hirschberg (two nominations, including one award) and Ai-Ling Lee (one nomination in the category).

[ Also: Oscar Nominations by Film | Films With The Most Oscar Nominations Ever ]

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Call Me by Your Name

(Sony Pictures Classics)

Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito

This is the first nomination for all four.

Darkest Hour

(Focus Features)

Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski

This is the fifth nomination for Tim Bevan. His previous Best Picture nominations were for Elizabeth (1998), Atonement (2007), Les Misérables (2012) and The Theory of Everything (2014).

This is the sixth nomination for Eric Fellner. His previous Best Picture nominations were for Elizabeth (1998), Atonement (2007), Frost/Nixon (2008), Les Misérables (2012) and The Theory of Everything (2014).

This is the second Best Picture nomination for both Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten, who were previously nominated for The Theory of Everything (2014).

This is the first nomination for Douglas Urbanski.

Dunkirk

(Warner Bros.)

Producers: Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan

This is the second Best Picture nomination for both. They were previously nominated for Inception (2010).

Get Out

(Universal)

Producers: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele

This is the second Best Picture nomination for Jason Blum , who has been previously nominated for Whiplash (2014).

This is the first Best Picture nomination for Sean McKittrick, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele.

Lady Bird

(A24)

Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O'Neill

This is the ninth nomination for Scott Rudin , who won for No Country for Old Men (2007). His other Best Picture nominations were for The Hours (2002), The Social Network (2010), True Grit (2010), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), Captain Phillips (2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Fences (2016).

This is the first nomination for both Eli Bush and Evelyn O'Neill.

Phantom Thread

(Focus Features)

Producers: JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi

This is the second Best Picture nomination for JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi, who were previously nominated for There Will Be Blood (2007).

This is the fourth nomination for Megan Ellison. Her previous Best Picture nominations were for Zero Dark Thirty (2012), American Hustle (2013) and Her (2013).

The Post

(20th Century Fox)

Producers: Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger

This is the first nomination for Amy Pascal.

This is the tenth nomination in this category for Steven Spielberg, who won the Oscar in 1993 for Schindler's List. Steven Spielberg's other Best Picture Oscar nominations were for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Color Purple (1985), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Munich (2005), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012) and Bridge of Spies (2015).

This is the second Best Picture nomination for Kristie Macosko Krieger, who has been previously nominated for Bridge of Spies (2015).

TThe Shape of Water

(Fox Searchlight)

Producers: Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale

This is the first Best Picture nomination for both.

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

(Fox Searchlight)

Producers: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh

This is the first Best Picture Oscar nomination for all three.

Best Director - Achievement in Directing

Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan

This is Christopher Nolan's first Best Director Oscar nomination and his fifth overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year

Christopher Nolan has been previously nominated for his original screenplay for Memento (2001) and in the Best Picture and Original Screenplay categories for Inception (2010).

Get Out - Jordan Peele

This is Jordan Peele's first first Best Director Oscar nomination. Peele is also nominated in the Best Picture and Original Screenplay categories this year.

Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig

This is Greta Gerwig's first Best Director Oscar nomination. Greta Gerwig is also nominated in the Original Screenplay category.

Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson

This is Paul Thomas Anderson's second Best Director Oscar nomination and his eighh overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. Paul Thomas Anderson has been previously nominated for original screenplays for Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999) and for his adapted screenplay for Inherent Vice (2014). Paul Thomas Anderson received Directing, Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay nominations for There Will Be Blood (2007).

The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro

This is Guillermo del Toro's first Best Director Oscar nomination and his fourth overall, including his Best Picture and Original Screenplay nominations this year. Guillermo del Toro was nominated for his original screenplay for Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Timothée Chalamet ("Elio" in Call Me by Your Name)

This is Timothée Chalamet's first Best Actor Oscar nomination.

Daniel Day-Lewis ("Reynolds Woodcock" in Phantom Thread)

This Daniel Day-Lewis' sixth Best Actor Oscar nomination. Daniel Day-Lewis has won 3 Best Actor Oscars for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012). He was also nominated for his leading roles in In the Name of the Father (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002).

Daniel Kaluuya ("Chris Washington" in Get Out)

This is Daniel Kaluuya's first Best Actor Oscar nomination.

Gary Oldman ("Winston Churchill" in Darkest Hour)

This is Gary Oldman second Best Actor Oscar nomination. Oldman has been previously nominated for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

Denzel Washington ("Roman J. Israel, Esq." in Roman J. Israel, Esq.)

This is Denzel Washington's ninth overall Oscar nomination and sixth Best Actor. Denzel Washington has won Oscars for his supporting role in Glory (1989) and his leading role in Training Day (2001). Denzel Washington has previously been nominated for his leading roles in Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), Flight (2012) and Fences (2016) and for his supporting role in Cry Freedom (1987). He was also nominated in the Best Picture category last year for Fences.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Willem Dafoe ("Bobby" in The Florida Project)

This is Willem Dafoe's third Best Supporting Actor nomination. Dafoe has been previously nominated for his supporting roles in Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000).

Woody Harrelson ("Willoughby" in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri)

This is Woody Harrelson's third overall Oscar nomination and the second Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. Harrelson was nominated for his leading role in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and his supporting role in The Messenger (2009).

Richard Jenkins ("Giles" in The Shape of Water)

This is Richard Jenkins' second Oscar nomination and the first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Jenkins has been previously nominated for his leading role in The Visitor (2008).

Christopher Plummer ("J. Paul Getty" in All the Money in the World)

This is Christopher Plummer's third Best Supporting Actor nomination. Plummer was nominated for The Last Station (2009) and won an Oscar for Beginners (2011).

Sam Rockwell ("Dixon" in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri)

This is Sam Rockwell's first Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Sally Hawkins ("Elisa Esposito" in The Shape of Water)

This is Sally Hawkins' second Ocsar nomination and first Best Actress nomination. Hawkins was previously nominated for her supporting role in Blue Jasmine (2013).

Frances McDormand ("Mildred" in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri)

This is Frances McDormand's fifth overall Oscar nomination and the second Best Actress nomination. McDormand won an Oscar for her leading role in Fargo (1996). Her other nominations were for her supporting roles in Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000) and North Country (2005).

Margot Robbie ("Tonya Harding" in I, Tonya)

This is Margot Robbie's first Oscar nomination.

Saoirse Ronan ("Lady Bird McPherson" in Lady Bird)

This is Saoirse Ronan's third overall Oscar nomination and second Best Actress Oscar nomination. Her other nominations were for her supporting role in Atonement (2007) and her leading role in Brooklyn (2015).

Meryl Streep ("Kay Graham" in The Post)

This is Meryl Streep's 21st Oscar overall nomination and the 17th Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Meryl Streep has won Oscars for her leading roles in Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011) and for her supporting role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). Streep's other Best Actress nominations were for The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), August: Osage County (2013) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). Her other supporting role nominations were for The Deer Hunter (1978), Adaptation (2002) and Into the Woods (2014).

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige ("Florence Jackson" in Mudbound)

This is Mary J. Blige's first Best Supporting Actress nomination. She is also nominated in the Original Song category this year.

Allison Janney ("LaVona" in I, Tonya)

This is Allison Janney's first Oscar nomination.

Lesley Manville ("Cyril" in Phantom Thread)

This is Lesley Manville's first Oscar nomination.

Laurie Metcalf ("Marion McPherson" in Lady Bird)

This is Laurie Metcalf's first Oscar nomination.

Octavia Spencer ("Zelda Fuller" in The Shape of Water)

This is Octavia Spencer's third Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. She won an Oscar in 2011 for The Help and was nominated last year for Hidden Figures

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name

Screenplay by James Ivory (based on the novel by André Aciman).

This is James Ivory's fourth nomination and the first in this category. James Ivory received Best Director nominations for A Room with a View (1986), Howards End (1992) and The Remains of the Day (1993).

The Disaster Artist

Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life inside the Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell).

This is the first nomination for both.

Logan

Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold (based on characters created by Len Wein and John Romita, Sr.).

This is the second Oscar nomination for Scott Frank, who has been previously nominated for his adapted screenplay for Out of Sight (1998). This is the first nomination for both James Mangold and Michael Green.

Molly's Game

Written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin (based on the book by Molly Bloom).

This is Aaron Sorkin third Oscar nomination. Sorkin won an Oscar for his adapted screenplay for The Social Network (2010) and was nominated for the adapted screenplay for Moneyball (2011).

Mudbound

Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (based on the novel by Hillary Jordan).

This is the first Oscar nomination for both.

Best Original Screenplay

The Big Sick

Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

This is the first Academy Award nomination for both.

Get Out

Written by Jordan Peele

This is Jordan Peele's first Academy Award nomination in this category. Peele is also nominated in the Best Picture and Directing categories this year.

Lady Bird

Written by Greta Gerwig.

This is Greta Gerwig's first Academy Award nomination in this category. Gerwig is also nominated in the Best Director category this year.

The Shape of Water

Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro.

This is the second Best Original Screenplay nomination for Guillermo del Toro, who was previously nominated for his original screenplay for Pan's Labyrinth (2006). He is also nominated in the Best Picture and Directing categories this year. This is the first nomination for Vanessa Taylor.

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Written by Martin McDonagh

This is Martin McDonagh's second Writing nomination and his fourth Oscar nomination overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. McDonagh won an Oscar for the live action short film Six Shooter (2005) and was nominated for his original screenplay for In Bruges (2008).

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

Directed by Sebastián Lelio.

This is the second nomination for Chile. Its previous nomination was for No (2012).

The Insult (Lebanon)

Directed by Ziad Doueiri.

This is the first nomination for Lebanon.

Loveless (Russia)

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

This is the seventh nomination for Russia. Previous nominations were for Close to Eden (1992), Burnt by the Sun (1994), which won the Best Foreign Oscar, Prisoner of the Mountains (1996), The Thief (1997), 12 (2007) and Leviathan (2014).

Prior to 1992, the Soviet Union received nine nominations, including three Oscar wins for War and Peace (1968), Dersu Uzala (1975) and Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980). Other nominations were for The Brothers Karamazov (1969), Tchaikovsky (1971), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), White Bim Black Ear (1978), Private Life (1982) and Wartime Romance (1984).

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

Directed by Ildikó Enyedi.

This is the tenth nomination for Hungary. Previous nominations were for The Boys of Paul Street (1968), Cats' Play (1974), Hungarians (1978), Confidence (1980), Mephisto, which won the Oscar for 1981, Job's Revolt (1983), Colonel Redl (1985), Hanussen (1988) and Son of Saul, which won the Oscar for 2015.

The Square (Sweden)

Directed by Ruben Östlund.

This is the sixteenth nomination for Sweden. It won back-to- back Oscars for The Virgin Spring (1960) and Through a Glass Darkly (1961), and won a third for Fanny & Alexander (1983). Other nominations were for Raven's End (1964), Dear John (1965), Ådalen '31 (1969), The Emigrants (1971), The New Land (1972), The Flight of the Eagle (1982), The Ox (1991), All Things Fair (1995), Under the Sun (1999), Evil (2003), As It Is in Heaven (2004) and A Man Called Ove (2016).

Best Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby

(20th Century Fox)

Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito

This is the first Oscar nomination for both.

The Breadwinner

(GKIDS)

Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo

This is the first Academy Award Oscar nomination for both.

Coco

(Walt Disney)

Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

This is the third overall Oscar nomination and the second Best Animated Feature Film nomination for Lee Unkrich. Unkrich won an Best Animated Feature Film Oscar for Toy Story 3 (2010), for which he also received an Adapted Screenplay nomination. This is the second Oscar nomination and the first Best Animated Feature Film nomination for Darla K. Anderson, who received a Best Picture nomination for Toy Story 3 (2010).

Ferdinand

(20th Century Fox)

Carlos Saldanha

This is the second Oscar nomination and the first in this category for Carlos Saldanha. He has been previously nominated for the animated short film Gone Nutty (2003).

Loving Vincent

(Good Deed Entertainment)

Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart This is the first Oscar nomination for both Dorota Kobiela and Ivan Mactaggart. This is the second Oscar nomination and the first in this category for Hugh Welchman, who won an Oscar for the animated short film Peter & the Wolf (2007).

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