Day-Lewis is a three-time Oscar victor for "My Left Foot", "There Will Be Blood" and "Lincoln", while Washington is a nine-time nominee and two-time victor, for his lead role in "Training Day" and supporting work in "Glory".
As for first-time nominees, there are more than a dozen well-known artists who have never heard their names called on Oscar morning. Rounding out this year's list are previous nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Oscar rookie Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and all-time contender Meryl Streep (The Post), grabbing her 21st nomination, the most of any actor. We'll break down the big categories one by one as the awards draw near, and we have plenty of time.
If there's a real threat to "Shape of Water", it's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". Not that it's not deserving, but it's just not the film I thought would get the most nominations. There was also a solid chance that screenwriters Allan Heinberg and William Moulton Marston would receive nominations for the screenplay.
Darkest Hour also scored nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Make-Up and Hair Styling.
But Fox Searchlight's quirky "Three Billboards", about an angry woman seeking justice for her daughter's murder, has dominated Hollywood's awards season so far, winning the top prize at the influential Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday. Still, the 2018 nominations are certainly promising, but, as The Shiznit's honest posters prove, they aren't above being poked fun of by movie fans.
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Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the award ceremony will be held on March 4. Armie Hammer, who played graduate student Oliver, was also snubbed in the Best Supporting Actor category, after being nominated for Golden Globes, Independent Spirit, Critics' Choice, and several other awards.
Finally. Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele landed a Best Director nomination for one of the most talked about movies of the year. Gerwig is the first woman in the Best Director field since Kathryn Bigelow won for "The Hurt Locker" and the fifth woman ever to be nominated for the award.
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".
Hugh Jackman's last outing as Wolverine, Logan, became the first comic book movie to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay category.