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2018 Oscar Nominations: Records and Surprises

2018 Oscar Nominations: Records and Surprises2018 Oscar Nominations: Records and Surprises

The Oscars used to feel predictable, but this year it seems like all bets are off. Every time a new round of nominations is announced, there are a few surprises. But 2018 may be one of the most surprising on record.

According to the American news and opinion website Vox, the 2018 nominations are rife with records and milestones. Here is a list of the most notable examples:

Mudbound’s Rachel Morrison became the first woman cinematographer ever to be nominated for an Oscar.

The movie also earned a Best Adapted Screenplay nod for Dee Rees, who directed the film as well. She became the second black woman to be nominated by the Academy for screenwriting.

Mudbound’s Mary J. Blige became the first person ever to be nominated for both a performance and an original song in the same year.

Christopher Nolan picked up his first Best Director nomination for Dunkirk.

Get Out’s Jordan Peele became the first black filmmaker ever nominated for directing, writing, and producing in the same year. He’s also only the fifth black person to be nominated for Best Director.

Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig picked up several nominations, most notably Best Director, for which she became only the fifth woman to be nominated in that category.

All the Money in the World’s Christopher Plummer became the oldest nominee for acting in the Academy’s history at age 88.

And at 22, Call Me by Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet became the youngest Best Actor nominee in nearly 80 years.

Logan scored a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first live-action superhero film to do so in the Academy’s history.

Octavia Spencer is now tied with Viola Davis as the most nominated black actress of all time. She’s also the only black actress to be nominated again following an Oscar win.

Meryl Streep, 68, is still the most-nominated actor in Oscar history, with this year’s Best Actress nom for The Post racking up her total to 21.

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 4.

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