Oscar Noms Out, Not Entirely White

Oscar Noms Out, Not Entirely White

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Daniel Kaluuya is nominated for Best Actor for "Get Out," which is also up for Best Picture.

The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards are out, and they’re probably diverse enough to avoid a repeat of the 2015 #OscarsSoWhite campaign.

The Shape of Water, by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, leads the pack with 13 nominations, including for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Black actress Octavia Spencer.

Jordan Peele’s Get Out got a Best Picture nod, along with a directing nomination for Peele and a Best Leading Actor nomination for Daniel Kaluuya. Denzel Washington also got his eighth acting nomination for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

The Latino-focused animated feature Coco is nominated for (and probably a favorite to win) Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, “Remember Me” by Kristen and Robert Lopez (of Frozen and Book of Mormon fame).

Mudbound, the Netflix drama about postwar racial tensions in the rural South, earned a nomination for Best Cinematography for Rachel Morrison, who makes history as the first-ever woman nominated in that category. Mark J. Blige also earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film, and Virgil Williams and Dee Rees got a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Academy Awards — hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time — will air live on ABC on March 4.

Here is the list of 2018 Oscar nominations:

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”

Written by Madison365 staff

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