One of the most interesting aspects of this year's Oscar nominations is not the tally of which films have the most votes, but what those votes say about the changes undertaken in recent years to improve diversity within the Academy.
"Phantom Thread" is the only one of the best picture nominees I have not seen yet, but prior to now, I hadn't been hearing great things about it.
"The Shape of Water" earned a leading 13 nominations, including nods for best picture, screenplay, director Guillermo del Toro and actors Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer. Denzel Washington bagged his eighth nomination (ninth in total as his production "Fences" was nominated in the Best Picture category last year) in the Best Actor category for his part in the legal drama, "Ronan J Israel, Esq".
The Queenslander received a best actress nomination on Tuesday for her acclaimed portrayal of controversial United States figure skater Tonya Harding in the dark comedy I, Tonya.
It will contend with gay romance "Call Me By Your Name", British war film "Darkest Hour", racial thriller "Get Out", mother-daughter tale "Lady Bird", twisted romance "Phantom Thread", and press freedom movie "The Post" for the best picture award.
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It looks like Hugh Jackman's Wolverine swan song officially has a shot at an Academy Award, and not for the usual categories that the Oscar's might award a comic book movie.
He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award on Monday, but lost to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour.
Steven Spielberg - While his Film "The Post", got two nominations for best picture and best actress, the filmmaker was not nominated for best director.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the award ceremony will be held on March 4.
In the best supporting actress race, Allison Janney is the frontrunner and my guess as victor for her daring turn as Tony Harding's despicable and grotesque mother in "I, Tonya", a real-life darkly comic take on the competitive ice skating scandal that rocked the sport.
And while many of this year's nominees, like Peele and Gerwig, are in their 30s, this year the Academy also boasts its two eldest nominees: Agnes Varda, 89, director of best documentary contender "Faces, Places"; and James Ivory, also 89, adapted screenplay nominee for "Call Me by Your Name".