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Many wondered if we would see diversity in Tuesday morning’s Academy Award nominations and we seemed to get just that. The Movie “Get Out” received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Jordan Peele), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) & Original Screenplay. Denzel Washington was nominated for his role in the film “Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Mary J. Blige gets 2 nominations for the Netflix film “Mudbound.” Blige brings in a Best Supporting Actress and Original Song (along with Raphael Saadiq & Taura Stinston). Octavia Spencer was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Shape Of Water.” Rapper Common gets another Best Original Song nom for “Stand Up For Something”  in the movie “Marshall.”

Check out the list of nominations below! See The Full List Here.

Best Picture

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Darkest Hour”


“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“Phantom Thread”

“The Post”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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 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 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”

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Original Song:

“Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq & Taura Stinson

“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens

“Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” Diane Warren, Common

“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul Animated Feature:

Animated Movie

“The Boss Baby”

“The Breadwinner”



“Loving Vincent”

Animated Short

“DeKalb Elementary”

“The Eleven O’Clock”

“My Nephew Emmett”

“The Silent Child”

“Watu Wote/All of Us”

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Adapted Screenplay

“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory

“The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

“Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green

“Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin

“Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Original Screenplay

“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

“Get Out,” Jordan Peele

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh


“Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins

“Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel

“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema

“Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison

“The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen

Best Documentary Feature

“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

“Faces Places”


“Last Men in Aleppo”

“Strong Island”

Best Documentary Short Subject


“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405”


“Knife Skills”

“Traffic Stop”

Best Live Action Short Film

“Dear Basketball”

“Garden Party”


“Negative Space”

“Revolting Rhymes”

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