Here we are, people. The final hurdle. The big one. The Oscars!
There's not much to say in regards to the films nominated - by this point, we've pretty much exhausted every adjective to describe the nine films nominated. But this year's nominations did see some landmark achievements for women in the industry. Firstly, my girl Greta Gerwig became the fifth female director to be nominated in the director category - a tragically low number, but ultimately a triumph for Gerwig and the Academy. Additionally, Rachel Morrison has become the first women to ever get a Best Cinematographer nomination for her work on Mudbound. Its shocking to think about the dramatically low number of women directors and cinematographers and editors and just about every career in the industry, but it's also encouraging to see some of those women get the recognition they deserve.
The Shape of Water leads with 13 nominations, but, by the looks of previous awards, Three Billboards will take home the big prizes. Personally, I would love to see Dunkirk and underdogs Get Out and Lady Bird take home some prizes on the big night, but we'll have to see how the Academy sides.
Here are the nominations for the 2018 Oscars.
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