Oscar 2018: Mudbound and Get Out Nominated

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The Twitterverse is celebrating the 2018 Oscar nominations of Dee Rees’ Mudbound and Jordan Peele’s Get Out announced today. Jordan Peele earned a best director nomination for his social-justice thriller “Get Out,” becoming the fifth African-American director nominated in this category in the history of the awards. Lead actor Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for Best Actor. Guillermo Del Toro for “The Shape of Water”, Christopher Nolan for “Dunkirk,” Paul Thomas Anderson for “Phantom Thread,” and Greta Gerwig for “Lady Bird.” Gerwig is also the fifth woman to be nominated for a best directing Oscar in the history of the awards. Academy award-winning actor Denzel Washington was also nominated in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Get Out promotional photo.

Dee Rees’ Mudbound also earned multiple nominations. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography (Rachel Morrison), Best Adapted Screenplay (Rees and Virgil Williams) and Queen of Hip-Hop/actor Mary J. Blige received a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role as Florence in the film. Mudbound is a screen adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel of the same name following the experiences of two WWII veterans, one white, one black, returning home to Mississippi. Mary J. Blige was also nominated for best original song for “Mighty River,” making her the first person ever to be nominated for an acting performance and an original song in a single year. Grammy award-winning musician Raphael Saadiq received his first Academy Award nomination for co-writing “Mighty River” with Blige.

Breakout “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish announced the nominees with Andy Serkis and Academy President John Bailey in addition to some previous Oscar winners.

See all of the nominations at CNN.com.

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