Oscar Nominations: Brits Up For Awards
Written by Spark on 23rd January 2018
A host of Britons have been nominated for the Oscars including Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis and Daniel Kaluuya – who will battle it out for leading actor.
The Shape Of Water’s Sally Hawkins was nominated for leading actress, as was Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan for her role in Lady Bird, it was announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Lesley Manville was nominated for supporting actress for her role opposite Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread.
Christopher Nolan was nominated for best director for Dunkirk, which is up for best picture.
The war film faces Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh, who also got a nod for original screenplay.
Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water was the most nominated film, with 13, ahead of Dunkirk with eight.
Oldman was nominated for best actor fresh off his success at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
Get Out’s Kaluuya is a first-time nominee unlike Day-Lewis, who already has three Oscars in his trophy cabinet.
Hosts Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish announced the Britons are up against Hollywood heavyweight Denzel Washington for Roman J Israel, Esq and newcomer Timothee Chalamet with Call Me By Your Name.
Christopher Plummer was nominated for supporting actor for his role in Sir Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, in which he was an 11th-hour replacement to scrub disgraced actor Kevin Spacey from the finished film.
He is up against Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, both for Three Billboards, and The Shape Of Water’s Richard Jenkins and The Florida Project’s Willem Dafoe.
Hawkins and Ronan face The Post’s Meryl Streep, I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie and Three Billboard’s Frances McDormand, who has already triumphed at the Globes and the SAGs with the role.
Manville is up against Mudbound’s Mary J Blige, Lady Bird’s Laurie Metcalf, The Shape Of Water’s Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney in I, Tonya.
Other Britons to be nominated include Radiohead musician Jonny Greenwood for his original score on Phantom Thread and Roger Deakins for his cinematography on Blade Runner 2049.
Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig was nominated for best director, making her only the fifth women in history to be up for the award.
She faces Get Out’s Jordan Peele, Phantom Thread’s Paul Thomas Anderson, Nolan and Del Toro.
Mudbound’s Rachel Morrison broke new ground when she became the first woman in history to be nominated for a best cinematography Oscar.
The rest of the best picture nominations went to Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post and The Shape Of Water.
Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th Academy Awards from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on March 4.
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