Horror Is Strongly Represented at This Year's Oscars!

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

"For 25 years, I've been preaching that the dark poetry and emotion of my stories are fairytales for modern times", Mexican director del Toro told Reuters. That opened things up for Denzel Washington, who strolled in with his fifth Best Actor nomination (and second in a row, following last year's "Fences") for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.", in which he plays a lawyer battling a crisis of conscience.

The cascading fallout of sexual harassment scandals throughout Hollywood put particular focus on the best director category, which for many is a symbol of gender inequality in the film industry. Joining Stevens among Oscar nominees with local ties is Ann Arbor native Laura Checkoway, whose short film "Edith+Eddie" was nominated for Best Documentary, Short Subject.

James Franco won a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist but perhaps allegations of sexual misconduct derailed his chances for The Disaster Artist (Oscar voting closed just days after the story hit so it's tough to gauge how much of an impact it had).

The film hit Mexican cinemas two weekends ago, rising to the top of the domestic box office and earning 61.2 million pesos (just under U.S. $3.5 million) on its opening weekend.

This year's Academy Awards ceremony, the 90th year that the awards have been presented, will be broadcast on ABC on March 4.

Hugh Jackman in "Logan", Christopher Plummer in "All the Money in the World", and Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

Before Tuesday, just four women had been nominated for best director since 1927. It also scored nominations for best picture and Mr. Anderson's direction. Next to The Dark Knight and The Incredibles, this is the third superhero movie to ever be nominated for an award outside of technical categories such as visual effects, sound, and whatnot.

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On another day they would have taken all three points here; the victories certainly need to start mounting up soon. Southampton started brightly, pressing Tottenham in a style they themselves have become known for.

Rachel Morrison became the first woman ever nominated in the cinematography category for her work on the period drama "Mudbound".

Greta Gerwig became only the fifth woman in history to be nominated for Best Director, while Jordan Peele became only the fifth black man to be nominated for the award.

Other Best Picture contenders include "The Post", which has Meryl Streep up for Best Actress, and "Phantom Thread", with Daniel Day Lewis up for Best Actor.

"I'm thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the attractive work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, and our fearless leader Frances McDormand, have all been recognised so wonderfully".

Jenkins, who is one of Hollywood's most respected and in-demand character actors, first broke out in the early 2000s as the patriarch on "Six Feet Under".

Who should win best picture? Daniel Kaluuya received a best actor nod for his portrayal of Chris, a young, black photographer meeting his white girlfriend's family in what becomes a nightmarish hellscape where racism is the central terror.

In response, Serkis addressed fan reaction to his most recent Star Wars film, saying, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi could use a bit of a hand, as well!" "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" - incidentally, both from Fox Searchlight - are the only movies that look like previous winners so far.

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