Big Surprises From This Year's Oscar Nominations

Peele's directorial debut made a number of historical Oscar achievements

The Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday.

Actress: Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"; Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Margot Robbie in "I, Tonya"; Saoirse Ronan in "Lady Bird"; Meryl Streep in "The Post".

The Wicklow resident and three-time victor of the best actor award was nominated for his final acting role in Phantom Thread, which earned a total of six nominations including best picture and best director for Paul Thomas Anderson. Check out a few of the honest posters for 2018's Oscar-nominated movies in the gallery below, and see the rest on The Shiznit.

What's Ahead: Right now, with 13 nominations, including salutes to its director and three of its stars, the front runner has to be "The Shape of Water".

Call Me By Your Name's Timothée Chalamet continued his run of lead actor nominations, while Sufjan Stevens' exquisite song "Mystery of Love" finally received its awards-season due.

Historical dramas Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread got six nominations each.

"The Shape of Water" also earned nominations for cinematography, costume design, film editing, original score, production design, sound editing and sound mixing. Viola won in a year ago for Fences and was previously nominated for The Help and 2008's Doubt.

Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman nominated for best director (for "Lady Bird").

Streep is the most-nominated actor in the history of the Academy Awards. 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.

The 90th Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET.

There was a little buzz for Gal Gadot in the Best Actress category, but the real shocker is that Patty Jenkins didn't earn a nod for Best Director after breaking the record for the top live-action movie directed by a female. 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.

"Dunkirk" is next on the list with eight nominations.

And while many of this year's nominees, like Peele and Gerwig, are in their 30s, this year the Academy also boasts its two eldest nominees: Agnes Varda, 89, director of best documentary contender "Faces, Places"; and James Ivory, also 89, adapted screenplay nominee for "Call Me by Your Name". Meanwhile, Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville picked up a Best Supporting Actress nomination.



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