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Oscars 2018: Nominations in All 24 Categories

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Oscars 2018: Nominations in All 24 Categories
Well, that was unexpected. Such was the refrain echoing throughout Hollywood when the Oscar nominations were announced at the crack of dawn on Tuesday, January 23. What films and performances made the cut with the Academy? Tour through our photo gallery to see the contenders in all 24 categories.

The Shape of Water” led the way with 13 total bids. Guillermo del Toro‘s fantastical romance reaped nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (del Toro), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Original Screenplay (del Toro and Vanessa Taylor), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

The film fell one nomination short of tying “All About Eve” (1950), “Titanic” (1997), and “La La Land” (2016) for the most bids of all time. While the first two went onto win Best Picture, “La La Land” lost to “Moonlight.
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‘Madeline’s Madeline’ Review: Josephine Decker Has Made a Mind-Scrambling Masterpiece — Sundance 2018

‘Madeline’s Madeline’ Review: Josephine Decker Has Made a Mind-Scrambling Masterpiece — Sundance 2018
“The emotions you are having are not your own, they are someone else’s. You are not the cat — you are inside the cat.” So begins Josephine Decker’s “Madeline’s Madeline,” an ecstatically disorienting experience that defines its terms right from the start and then obliterates any trace of traditional film language, achieving a cinematic aphasia that allows Decker to redraw the boundaries between the stories we tell and the people we tell them about. The result is an experimental movie with the emotional tug of a mainstream hit, a fragmented coming-of-age drama that explores the vast space between Hollis Frampton and Greta Gerwig in order to find something truly new and ineffably of its time. This is one of the boldest and most invigorating American films of the 21st century.

“Madeline’s Madeline” is essentially a movie about its own making, a dazzling hall of mirrors that reflects
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Dunkirk Gets Christopher Nolan His First Oscar Nom for Directing

After years of arguably being one of the best directors working in Hollywood, The Academy has finally given Christopher Nolan the recognition he deserves. The Oscar nominations were released today and Nolan has officially been nominated in the Best Director category for his work on the WWII epic Dunkirk. The movie actually scored the second most nominations overall with eight, trailing only The Shape of Water, which earned an impressive 13 nominations.

Christopher Nolan will be competing against The Shape of Water director Guillermo Del Toro for the coveted Oscar. Greta Gerwig also scored a nomination for Lady Bird, marking just the fifth time in the history of the Academy Awards that a woman has earned a Best Director nomination. Rounding out the category is Jordan Peele for Get Out and Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread. This could easily be the most competitive category this year. Here's what Nolan had
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2018 Oscars diversity: Strong year for black, Latin American, and female artists and stories with ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and more

2018 Oscars diversity: Strong year for black, Latin American, and female artists and stories with ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and more
It’s a glass-half-full year at the Oscars when it comes to diversity. A number of women and people of color were represented in the nominations in front of and behind the camera thanks to films like “Get Out,” “Mudbound,” “The Shape of Water,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Big Sick.” But while I’m celebrating inclusion — No #OscarsSoWhite or #OscarsSoMale this year — it’s still worth aiming higher, especially for groups that still aren’t very well represented among Oscar contenders or in films in general. Check out the complete list of nominations here.

To start, the Best Picture nominees are encouraging from a gender standpoint. In terms of their lead characters they’re almost evenly split: four films have exclusively male leads (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” and “Get Out”), three have exclusively female leads (“Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Three Billboards”), and two
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Justin Timberlake Criticized Again by Dylan Farrow for Failing to Denounce Woody Allen

Justin Timberlake Criticized Again by Dylan Farrow for Failing to Denounce Woody Allen
Justin Timberlake will wrap up winter by releasing an album and returning to the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage, but Dylan Farrow’s not going to let him forget that he began the season by starring in a film by her alleged abuser, Woody Allen.

The 2017 Best Original Song Oscar nominee (“Can’t Stop the Feeling”) posted a lighthearted tweet January 23 asking for the meaning of the idiom “have your cake and eat it too.” An hour later, Farrow — the adoptive daughter of Allen’s ex-partner, Mia Farrow — responded with one concrete example: that it seems hypocritical for him to promote the Time’s Up legal defense fund while also showing deference to his “Wonder Wheel” director. At the Golden Globes this month, Timberlake wore a Time’s Up pin.

The saying means, for example, you can’t support #Timesup and praise sexual predators at the same time. You can
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Natalia Dyer's Facialist Shares a Bedtime Step You May Be Missing

When it comes to red carpet beauty, skin is everything. Cue celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, founder of the Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. The skin-care pro's salon is a refuge for Hollywood's A-list, promising bright, hydrated skin prior to any event. For example, prior to the 2018 SAG Awards, Joanna prepped Natalia Dyer, Mandy Moore, Elisabeth Moss, Greta Gerwig, Zoe Kazan and Betty Giplin, using her new Supernova Facial, which includes an aqua peel, microcurrent, medical-grade collagen mask, cryotherapy and vitamin-spiked oxygen. Then, she completed a head-to-toe detox peel on each of the stars to ensure that any revealed skin would glisten. The salon offers the Supernova...
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Greta Gerwig (‘Lady Bird’) makes Oscars history as 5th female Best Director nominee: Will she become only the 2nd winner?

Greta Gerwig (‘Lady Bird’) makes Oscars history as 5th female Best Director nominee: Will she become only the 2nd winner?
Make no mistake about it: the Academy Awards are the ultimate boys club. In the entire history of the ceremony, there had only been four women nominated for Best Director at the Oscars. But on Tuesday morning that number jumped to five when Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) heard her name called as Best Director. (See list of 2018 Oscar nominations.) Below, our writer Kevin Jacobsen looks back at the four previous female director Oscar nominees. Might Gerwig be the second female champion after Kathryn Bigelow accepted the honor for “The Hurt Locker” eight years ago?

Gerwig earned stellar reviews for her solo directorial debut “Lady Bird,” a coming-of-age story starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf as a complex daughter and mother. The Critics’ Choice Awards and Directors Guild Awards nominated Gerwig as Best Director, and she even won the National Board of Review.

This was a standout year for female directors,
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Watch: Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig, Denis Villeneuve & More Discuss Directing in Hour-Long Interview

Want to spend an hour getting insight into the craft of directing from some of the most talented, celebrated filmmakers in the industry? Fortunately, THR has finally revealed their full director's roundtable from 2017 and its jam-packed with thoughtful analysis, interesting set stories, and all kinds of musings from the first-rate panel of talent. This year's squad features Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049), Angelina Jolie (First They Killed My Father), and Joe Wright (Darkest Hour), who chat about the making of …
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Guillermo del Toro Explains What ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Have in Common

Guillermo del Toro Explains What ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Have in Common
The 13 nominations for his film “The Shape of Water” are great. Status as the de facto Best Picture frontrunner is flattering. But if you really want to get Guillermo del Toro excited, just let him start talking about the other directors alongside whom he was nominated on Tuesday. “It’s a landmark year in many ways,” del Toro told TheWrap. “It’s beautiful to see a symphonic piece like what Chris Nolan has done with ‘Dunkirk’ … and a personal dark ballad like “Phantom Thread’ from Paul Thomas Anderson … and to see Greta Gerwig, who created a beautiful calibrated and...
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90th Academy Awards Nominations

Here is the list of nominees to be honored March 4, 2018 at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), celebrating the best films of 2017. And the nominations are:

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 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

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 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,
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Oscar Nominees – Movies Opened in 2017

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Oscar Nominees – Movies Opened in 2017
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 Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread” Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of WaterGreta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” Jordan Peele, “Get Out” Best Actor Timothee […]

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Oscar Nominations Scoreboard: 2018 Academy Awards Nominees Number By Film & Distributor

Specialty distributor Fox Searchlight had a good day on Oscar nominations morning. (Disney take note.) Big hauls for “The Shape of Water” (13) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (7) added up to a winning total of 20. With both films competitive in the big categories, Searchlight is in the pole position to be the big winner at the Academy Awards on March 4.

Arguably the big surprise today was Focus Features with 14 Oscar slots, as “Phantom Thread” scored an unexpected six nominations, including Best Picture and Paul Thomas Anderson for Best Director, on top of the Winston Churchill biopic “The Darkest Hour” landing six nods including Best Picture — a shock as it did not earn a PGA nomination. “Victoria & Abdul” also added two craft nominations.

Netflix earned eight Oscar nominations, a record for the streaming service, with narrative feature “Mudbound” nabbing four, two Best Documentary features (“Icarus” and “Strong Island”) and one
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'The Shape of Water' Leads the 2018 Oscars With 13 Nominations

The nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water led the pack with recognition in categories, including Best Picture. Eight other movies are up for the top award this year, including Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  Del Toro is also nominated for Best Director, as are fellow first-timers in the category Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), the latter two honored for their solo feature directorial debuts! Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) rounds out the bunch. There are a number of first timers in the acting categories this year, as well, including Sam Rockwell...

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Oscar Nominations: ‘Shape of Water’, Three Billboards’, and ‘Dunkirk’ Lead the Pack

The nominations for the 90th Academy awards were announced today, and Guillermo Del Toro‘s ‘The Shape of Water‘ seems to be continuing it’s awards show streak with 13 Oscar nominations in total. ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri‘ follows with 9 total nominations, and the third most nominated film with ‘Dunkirk‘ landing 7 total nominations, including Christopher Nolan‘s first Best Director nomination.

The big takeaway from all of these Oscar nominations is that it seems to be the year of the genre picture at this year’s awards, as the three most nominated films are essentially that. Along with ‘The Shape of Water‘, ‘Three Billboards‘ and ‘Dunkirk‘, ‘Call Me By Your Name‘, ‘Darkest Hour‘, ‘Get Out‘, ‘Lady Bird‘, ‘Phantom Thread‘ and ‘The Post‘ round out all of the films that received best picture nods this year. The directing category features four first-time nominees this year, with Paul Thomas Anderson being the
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5 Ways 2018 Oscar Nominees Are Making History

5 Ways 2018 Oscar Nominees Are Making History
In a year that has seen Hollywood plagued by controversy and scrutinized for both its hypocrisy and its attempts at progress, Tuesday's Oscar nominations came as a hopeful signifier of changes to come.

The nominations, which were announced live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills early Tuesday, revealed some serious milestones for the industry. Below, five ways that this year's nominations are making Hollywood history.

1. Greta Gerwig is the first woman to be nominated for the Best Director category in eight years, and the fifth overall. The Lady
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Rachel Morrison Is the First Woman to Ever Get a Cinematography Oscar Nomination

This year's Oscar nominations are finally in, and there is quite a lot to celebrate. Specifically, there's one nod in particular that's making a mark on history in a truly special way. Rachel Morrison, the cinematographer for Netflix's gripping drama Mudbound, has earned a nomination. This makes Morrison the first woman ever to be nominated for best cinematography. So, even if she doesn't win, she's already made a pretty incredible impact on the film industry. Of course, this honor might be a little bittersweet. Morrison's collaborator Dee Rees, who directed Mudbound, was unfortunately snubbed out of the best director category. Mudbound's four nominations certainly mean a great deal (and paint Netflix as a cinematic force to be reckoned with), but it would have been even more exceptional to see the female cinematographer/director team make twice the impact. Luckily, Morrison is in good company, and one woman was not
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Oscars: Will ‘Three Billboards’ be taken down by snub of director Martin McDonagh?

Oscars: Will ‘Three Billboards’ be taken down by snub of director Martin McDonagh?
There are Oscar snubs and there are killer Oscar snubs. The absence of Martin McDonagh from the ballot for Best Director may prove to be the latter. His film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” has been building momentum throughout the precursor awards, dominating at the Golden Globes and SAG and tallying seven other Academy Award nominations. But it hit the wall Tuesday morning.

It is rare for a movie to win Best Picture when its director is ignored, especially when it’s up against a film — “The Shape of Water” — that has nearly twice as many total nominations, including one for its director Guillermo del Toro.

Only four times in Oscar history has a movie won without a directing nomination, and just once this century. That was in 2013 for left-out Ben Affleck’s “Argo.” Prior to that, it was the 1990 “Driving Miss Daisy,” which had nine nominations but none for its director Bruce Beresford.
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Why Best Director Is the Most Important Oscar Category This Year

The 2018 Academy Award nominees have been revealed, and we've already discovered which category is the one to watch at this year's Oscars: best director. While there are some very interesting nominees, including Meryl Streep's 21st nomination for her role in The Post, it's the best director category that has the most potential to make real waves in Hollywood. Here's the rundown: Guillermo del Toro is up for The Shape of Water, which has 13 total nominations this year. Christopher Nolan is up for his work on Dunkirk, while Paul Thomas Anderson was nominated for Phantom Thread. The two biggest names however, at least when it comes to the history books, are Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird and Jordan Peele for Get Out. Gerwig is only one of five women to ever be up for best director, and equally as surprising is the fact that Peele is only the fifth black
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Oscars 2018: Transgender Artists and Stories Earn Historic Nominations for ‘Strong Island’ and ‘A Fantastic Woman’

Oscars 2018: Transgender Artists and Stories Earn Historic Nominations for ‘Strong Island’ and ‘A Fantastic Woman’
Tuesday morning’s Academy Award nominations included several historic nomination for women and people of color, including Rachel Morrison, Jordan Peele, and Greta Gerwig. However, the biggest victory may belong to the transgender representation of two smaller films, Best Documentary nominee “Strong Island” and Best Foreign Film nominee “A Fantastic Woman.”

With Yance Ford’s “Strong Island,” a powerful and deeply personal film about the murder of Ford’s brother, he became the first transgender director of an Oscar-nominated film. After many years producing documentaries, “Strong Island” is Ford’s first feature-length film.

Read More:‘A Fantastic Woman’ Star Daniela Vega Deserves to Be the First Transgender Actress Nominated for an Oscar

A Fantastic Woman” stars Chilean transgender actress Daniela Vega, and the significance of her casting cannot be overstated; playing trans has long been a one-way ticket to Oscar glory for cisgender actors like Jared Leto and Hillary Swank.
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Wonder Woman Didn't Receive Any Oscar Nominations, and Fans Are Livid

The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, and naturally the list included some surprises - both good and bad. On the bright side, the best director category included a woman (Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird, rejoice!), and Jordan Peele's Get Out finally got its due (best picture, best original screenplay, best director for Peele, and best actor for Daniel Kaluuya). Unfortunately Wonder Woman, in a crushing repeat of the Golden Globes, was shut out of the nominations completely. Pretty much immediately after the Academy revealed their picks, fans of Patty Jenkins's kickass superhero film starring Gal Gadot - which demolished the box office and empowered audiences the world over - let their grievances be heard on Twitter. From wondering how a critically panned movie like Suicide Squad could get nominated and Wonder Woman isn't, to asking more simple questions ("Did any of those a*sholes see Wonder Woman?
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