However, he’s since been embroiled in allegations of harrassment and innapropriate behaviour, and has now failed to score a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
“I was kind of surprised”.
And that honor is just one of many historic highlights this “social horror-thriller” has accomplished this awards season.
Also: Who got nominated?
“It’s a great film, period. And I think a lot of the audience is exhausted of political speeches from actors”. At the Oscars, she’s up against four men: Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) and Jordan Peele (Get Out).
Meanwhile, the actor told Stephen Colbert of Sheedy’s tweets, “I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy”. “And that paradox is very appealing to me”. She certainly is deserving, and someday we won’t have to be talking about the one woman director, the one African-American director, but, unfortunately, we still have to talk about that. Unfortunately, Ansel Elgort did not get recognized for his lovely driving in the film, but keep those fingers crossed for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing.
– Elsewhere: I was disappointed that the veteran costume designer Ann Roth (who won 20 years ago for “The English Patient”) didn’t see another nod for “The Post”, and am mildly bummed that the charming “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” didn’t make it into the animation category.
While some people might be comfortable telling the brazen lie that “it’s just an honour just to be nominated” – come on, everyone wants to win – there’s always some people that can’t even tell that fib.
Overall, female membership in the Academy has increased from 25 percent in 2015 to 28 percent after two consecutive years of a record number of new member invitations. But it’ll be interesting to see if they go with sort of the traditional Best Actor victor, which would be Gary Oldman.
Kaluuya, who is nominated for Get Out, will compete for best actor alongside fellow Britons Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis for Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread respectively, as well as Call Me By Your Name’s Timothee Chalamet and Washington for Roman J Israel Esq. I directed her in a play off-Broadway. He’s only the fifth black director to ever be nominated, and no black person has ever won the award.
Her performance as an angry, grieving mother is a standout compared with the other nominees, whose roles have not called for the range that McDormand’s part demanded.