Are You Ready For The Academy Awards?

FEBRUARY 26, 2012: Meryl Streep at the 82nd Academy Awards, Hollywood & Highland Theatre, Hollywood

The 90th annual Academy Awards is set to air on March 4 with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel hosting the event for the second year in a row.

Some highlights? Meryl Streep has been nominated for a record-setting 21st time, this time for Best Actress for her role as Kathryn Graham in The Post. She has won three Oscars already and shows no signs of slowing down as America’s top actress.

Greta Gerwig was nominated for Best Director – the only woman to be nominated – for Lady Bird, a film about a girl (Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress) coming of age in Sacramento, California, and the battles she has with her mother (Laurie Metcalf, nominated for Best Supporting Actress).

Giullermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a story about a young mute (Sally Hawkins, nominated for Best Actress) woman who works in a secret government facility and befriends a doomed humanoid sea creature. It racked up a whopping 13 nominations.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a story about a mother (Frances McDormand, nominated for Best Actress) whose daughter’s murder goes unsolved. She takes out three billboards in the town that point the finger at law enforcement. It’s been nominated for seven awards.

Here’s a breakdown of all the nominations so you’ll be party ready when the Oscars air March 4, 2018. 

Best Picture

The Post
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me by Your Name
– A coming-of-age story between a man and his young boyfriend
Darkest Hour – A story of Winston Churchill and WWII
Dunkirk – A recounting of the battle at Dunkirk in WWII
Get Out – A psychological thriller about an interracial relationship
Phantom Thread – A story about a high-end fashion designer and his complicated love affair with his muse

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.

Mary J. Blige attends the ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France

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

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Emily V Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at Convention Center on January 2, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA

Best Original Screenplay

The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Logan, Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green
Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Best Animated Feature

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

 Kobe Bryant (2nd L) and cast attend the ‘Dear Basketball’ screening at SVA Theatre during the 2017 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 22, 2017 in New York City

Best Animated Short Film

Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Best Live Action Short Film

DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

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
Kayayo: The Living Shopping Baskets
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)

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Best Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Best Film Editing

Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Sound Editing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

June 9, 2016: Composer John Williams at the 2016 American Film Institute Life Achievement Award gala honoring John Williams at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood

Best Original Score

Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell

Best Original Song

Mighty River from Mudbound
Mystery of Love
from Call Me by Your Name
Remember Me from Coco
Stand Up for Something from Marshall
This Is Me
from The Greatest Showman

Best Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria and Abdul 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul

Best Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Did your favorite movie or movie star make the list? We’ll find out in about six short weeks. Lights, camera, action!