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Written by Jack Hopkins on 24th January 2018

Just in case you missed them, here’s some of the highlights from this year’s nominations.  Lots of “firsts” happened this year, including The Boss Baby becoming an Oscar nominated film which is something we thought we’d never see…

Greta Gerwig, the director of the much acclaimed Lady Bird, became only the 5th woman to be nominated for Best Director. And only one of those nominations has ever come to fruition, with Kathryn Bigelow leaving the 2010 ceremony with the prestigious award for The Hurt Locker.

Mary J. Blige also delivered another Academy Award first, becoming the first woman to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song in the same year.

Get Out (one of our film’s of 2017) and it’s director, Jordan Peele, are in for a tense evening on March 4th. Peele has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay making him the first African-American to do so on their directorial debut.

Unbelievably, Christopher Nolan was nominated for the first time ever for Dunkirk. The Inception, Dark Knight, Interstellar and Memento man will be hoping that this will be his year after such a long wait. 

Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor nominee ever. After replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, Plummer has picked up a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. This is only the third nomination the 88 year old has received, with his last coming in 2012 when he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners.  

We’re so looking forward to see what happens a the ceremony on March 4th. Before that though, it’s The Grammys on Sunday…

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