But her nuanced portrait of a mom dealing with her daughter’s mysterious illness wasn’t among the nominees for best supporting actress.
Greta Gerwig, right (with Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan), “Lady Bird”.
If Peele wins, he would be the first black director to have an Academy Award. Sure, they’re not perfect-any awards show where The Boss Baby is involved can’t be.
After victories at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, Tony victor Frances McDormand picked up a 2018 Oscar nomination for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Greta Gerwig ended the all-male streak of Oscar nominations for best director Tuesday morning when she was named as a contender for the award during the Academy Award nominations announcement, according to Variety. Though it didn’t win in either of those categories, Coppola won the statue for best original screenplay. And only one of them won, when Kathryn Bigelow won for directing “The Hurt Locker” in 2010.
Gerwig’s critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy earned her another nomination for best original screenplay.
Mary J. BligeActor Mary J. Blige.
The Honorary Meryl Streep, “Let’s Just Throw This Person a Nom Because They’re Amazing, Even Though Nobody Gives a Shit About This Movie” Award: Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq., for Best Actor Sometimes being Denzel Washington has its perks.
The drama about the Washington Post publishing the Pentagon Papers wasn’t the Oscars heavyweight many thought it would be. She also shared a writing credit on the film, which was partially filmed in Sacramento.
Rachel MorrisonCinematographer Rachel Morrison. Morrison told the Los Angeles Times of her historic nomination, “Literally, it’s a dream come true”. Because Saoirse’s in New York, Laurie’s in New York.
Dee ReesFilmmaker Dee Rees. The first was “Lady Sings the Blues” writer Suzanne de Passe, who shared the 1972 nomination with co-writers Chris Clark and Terence McCloy.
Amazon also didn’t crack the best picture category in 2018, with its hit box office comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani. For those young (or not so young!) women who may be following in her footsteps, she had this sage advice: “There is no time like the present and I can feel the change”.
Just two years ago, following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, it was near unthinkable that creativity displayed by a filmmaker such as Peele in Get Out – a genre film not usually nominated for Oscars – would ever be celebrated.
Jordan Peele’s box-office smash “Get Out” was nominated for best picture and best original screenplay. It was a massive step for women in Hollywood, but the progress seemed to exist in a vacuum, as no woman was nominated for Best Director for eight years, a streak that ended with 2018’s groundbreaking Oscar nominations. Morrison also was the director of photography for Ryan Coogler’s 2013 feature, “Fruitvale Station”, and just completed work on his big budget superhero film “Black Panther”.