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NME Festival blog: The biggest shocks and snubs

The nominations for the Oscars 2018 are here, and as usual Twitter’s got in a state about some of the snubs and inclusions. Here’s all the essential info you need about the list – and click through to find a full list of Oscar nominations.

1. The Shape of Water has way more nominations than anything else

Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi fantasy has picked up 13 nominations – five more than any other film on the list.

2. Mudbound provided three firsts

For her performance in Mudbound, Mary J. Blige became the first person ever to be nominated for both Best Original Song and Best Supporting Actress.

She’s also the first actor ever to be nominated for a film directed by a woman of colour.

And Rachel Morrison, the cinematographer for Mudbound, has become the first woman to be nominated for Best Cinematography. Congrats.

3. The Boss Baby is on the list

People are puzzled that this certified-Rotten film is on the Best Animated Feature list while, for example, Lego Batman Movie is not.

4. The first ever fully painted film has a nomination

It’s nominated alongside Boss Baby for Best Animation

5. Greta Gerwig is only the fifth female director ever to be nominated

6. Sufjan Stevens and Jonny Greenwood are repping indie and people are hyperventilating

7. A horror film got a bunch of nominations

People are surprised to see a genre film like Get Out get lots of noms, but we should all be celebrating. Skins grad Daniel Kaluuya got one for Best Actor:

Jordan Peele also got nominations for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay:

8. Logan got a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay

It’s the first film based on a comic book to be nominated for the category.

9. James Franco got snubbed and Gary Oldman didn’t

Following his Golden Globe win, James Franco was expected to receive a nomination, but allegations of sexual misconduct emerged since that ceremony, and the nominations list may have been changed accordingly. However, many people are surprised to see Gary Oldman nominated for The Darkest Hour, given that allegations of domestic abuse resurfaced following his win at the SAG Awards last week.

10. Call Me By Your Name should have received more nominations

The critically adored film got just four nominations – Best Original Song, Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Picture. Where is the nomination for Sayombhu Mukdeeprom’s beautiful cinematography?

Where is Luca Guadagnino’s nomination for Best Director?

Where is Armie Hammer’s Best Supporting Actor nomination?

For that matter, where is Michael Stuhlbarg’s Best Supporting Actor nomination?

11. 2018’s Oscars will host the oldest ever nominee

Call Me By Your Name‘s 89-year-old screenwriter has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the oldest nominee ever, while at 22, the same film’s Timothée Chalamet is the youngest Best Actor nominee since 1939.

12. Meryl Streep is the most nominated actor of all time

She now has 21 (beating her own record of 20).

What do you think of the Oscar nominations? Scroll down to leave us a comment.


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