And the Oscar nominees are …

Hollywood’s biggest stars have begun arriving on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the 90th annual Academy Awards. While many of the acting categories have clear favorites (see: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand), the race is for best picture looks wide open.

The ceremony, to be hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel, will be the crescendo of one of Hollywood’s most tumultuous awards seasons ever — one that saw cascading allegations of sexual harassment topple movie moguls, upended Oscar campaigns and new movements launched to improve gender equality throughout the industry.

We’ll be updating this list throughout the night with the winners. And the nominees are …

Best Picture

  • “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “Phantom Thread”
  • “The Post”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Lead Actor

  • Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
  • Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
  • Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
  • Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Lead Actress

  • Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
  • Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
  • Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
  • Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
  • Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
  • Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
  • Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
  • Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
  • Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”


  • “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
  • “Get Out,” Jordan Peele
  • “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
  • “Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
  • “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

Animated Feature

  • “The Boss Baby,” Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
  • “The Breadwinner,” Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
  • “Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
  • “Ferdinand,” Carlos Saldanha
  • “Loving Vincent,” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman

Adapted Screenplay

  • “Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
  • “The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • “Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
  • “Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
  • “Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Original Screenplay

  • “The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
  • “Get Out,” Jordan Peele
  • “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
  • “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh

Best Documentary Feature

  • “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
  • “Faces Places,” JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda
  • “Icarus,” Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
  • “Last Men in Aleppo,” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen
  • “Strong Island,” Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes

Original Song

  • “Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige
  • “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens
  • “Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” Diane Warren, Common
  • “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul


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Crews begin preparing red carpet outside Dolby Theater for Oscars

Crews were hard at work Tuesday outside the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, getting the red carpet area ready for the 90th annual Academy Awards.

“It’s quite impressive,” Louisa Worth, who is visiting from England, said. “I didn’t realize it was so big and it took over the whole street.”

Hollywood’s biggest night is put together with the same magic that the movies are made of.

New procedures are in place this year inside the theater to make sure there are no mishaps, like last year’s Oscars when the wrong film was called for best picture.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that has counted the Oscar ballots for eight decades, has made major changes. 

First, the accounting partners who worked the awards last year will not be returning.

New stage-side partners are also overseeing the envelopes and a third balloting partner will now sit with Oscar producers in the show’s control room.

As for the biggest contenders this year, “Shape of Water” leads the nominations with 13 and “Dunkirk” follows with eight nominations.

There is a big variety of movies and newcomers this year.  

Some movie fans said they like to root for the underdog.

“‘Get out’ should win the Oscar for best picture,” tourist Ben Wilson said. 

The Oscars will air at 5 p.m. March 4 on ABC. 


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