Oscars: Greta Gerwig Becomes Fifth Woman Ever Nominated for Best Director

Angelo Anderson
January 23, 2018

"I, Tonya": The Tonya Harding movie seemed like a good bet for best picture, given the degree to which stars Margot Robbie and Allison Janney (both nominated) have been acclaimed and the way the film itself has captured a wide degree of pop-cultural attention. No African-American has ever won the Best Director Oscar.

Before Greta's nomination, only four women had ever been nominated for the best director Oscar since the first Academy Awards in 1929. It's the 10th film to receive so many nods.

Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg: The Academy appears to really like "Call Me By Your Name", having honored it in multiple other categories, so it's hard to rationalize how one of the terrific supporting actors didn't score a nomination.

Rachel Morrison becomes the first woman ever nominated for a Best Cinematographer Oscar, for Mudbound.


Sofia Coppola, "Lost in Translation" (2003) • The daughter of Oscar-winning "The Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola picked up her first nomination for the quiet Japan-set character study, but lost to Peter Jackson for "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King". And "Mudbound" double nominee Mary J. Blige is the first person to be up for best supporting actress and best original song in the same year.

Tony-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh and Aaron Sorkin, who is now at work on a Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, received Original and Adapted Screenplay nominations, respectively, for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Molly's Game.

The number of Oscar nods Octavia Spencer has received to date. The 22-year-old LaGuardia High School grad carves out his noteworthy nomination in the category following Jackie Cooper, who was nine when was up for best actor for "Skippy" in 1931, and Mickey Rooney, who was 19 when he earned a nod for "Babes in Arms" in 1939. If he wins, Chalamet will be the youngest to take the category. The most recent was Barry Jenkins, for 2016's Best Picture victor, Moonlight, while the first was John Singleton in 1991, for Boyz n the Hood.

Christopher Plummer is J. Paul Getty in "All the Money in the World" and an Oscar league of his own.

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