While Margot Robbie earned her maiden Oscar nod in the Best Actress category, her film "I, Tonya" failed to get nomination in Best Picture category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can nominate up to 10 films in the category.
The film hit Mexican cinemas two weekends ago, rising to the top of the domestic box office and earning 61.2 million pesos (just under United States $3.5 million) on its opening weekend.
Nominees for the Academy Awards, which will be presented on March 4, greeted the honours with surprise, gratitude and some serious thoughts about making movies. Peele is also the fourth black writer to be nominated for best original screenplay, and the first in more than 25 years.
A recent string of wins at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild may make Sam Rockwell ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") look like a front-runner, but this category is closer than it appears.
The first thing the Academy had to do was not make matters worse, which would have been the case had James Franco been nominated for The Disaster Artist.
Logan is the only superhero film to ever get nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category and is going up against some of the best movies of the year.
Perhaps most unexpected was the broad success of Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, which scored not only nods for Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville, for best supporting actress, but also nominations for best picture, Anderson's direction, costume design and Johnny Greenwood's score.
There were plenty of talking points from this year's Oscar nominations. Both "Get Out" and "Lady Bird" have a 99 percent Rotten Tomatoes critic score - the highest among best picture nominees.
However, the superhero film "Wonder Woman", a box office hit, and its director Patty Jenkins were snubbed. However, just before the Oscar nominations were due Franco was accused for multiple accounts of sexual assault. Netflix also scored with Icarus (Documentary Feature) and Heroin (e) (Documentary Short), two prestigious nominations that should bolster the company's longstanding embrace of quality nonfiction. It's an annual tradition to roast the Oscars for failing to recognize so many great movies and performances in favor of the largely white, largely prestige-y movies that always end up bringing home an armful of gold trophies every year. "Guardians of the Galaxy" received its aforementioned bids for Makeup/Hair-styling and Visual Effects, "Big Hero 6" won Best Animated Feature, and both "Captain America: Winter Soldier" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" helped fill out the Visual Effects category. And Star Wars: The Last Jedi proved too divisive to stand any real chance at anything beyond technical categories.
Actor Doug Sally Hawkins attends the premiere of "The Shape of Water" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 15, 2017.