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Oscars 2018 Nominations contain some big surprises

by Sean P. Aune | January 23, 2018January 23, 2018 6:30 am PST

The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards are in, and there were some surprises.

While The Shape of Water dominated with 13 Oscar nominations, there were some intriguing surprises. While Get Out was expected to get a few, Best Picture was a bit of a surprise. But, by far, the biggest surprise was Logan landing a Best Adapted Screenplay nod. The toughest competition is going to be Call Me By Your Name, but it does feel like it actually has a shot at winning this one.

Take a look through the complete list of nominations and start making your predictions. It’s going to be an interesting race this year.

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

Best Actor

  • Timothee 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 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 Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best 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; Story by James Mangold)
  • Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin)
  • Mudbound (Dee Rees & Virgil Williams)

Best 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)

Best Directing

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

Best Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Best Doscumentary Feature

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Best Original Song

  • “Mighty River” (Mudbound)
  • “The Mystery of Love” (Call Me by Your Name)
  • “Remember Me” (Coco)
  • “Stand Up for Something” (Marshall)
  • “This Is Me” (The Greatest Showman)

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Insult
  • Loveless
  • The Wound
  • The Square

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria & Abdul
  • Wonder

Film Editing

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

Visual Effects

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

Original Score

  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Three Billboards

Live Action Short Film

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

Best Animated Short Film

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Sound Mixing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner
  • Dunkirk
  • Shape of Water
  • Star Wars The Last Jedi

Sound Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner
  • Dunkirk
  • Shape of Water
  • Star Wars The Last Jedi

Costume Design

  • Beauty And the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape Of Water
  • Victoria & Abdul


  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Mudbound
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape Of Water

Production Design

  • Beauty And The Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape Of Water
  • Darkest Hour

The Academy Awards will be held on March 4.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...