It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for Get Out, Lady Bird, and Phantom Thread, and the history-making nomination of Mudbound director of photography Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to ever be nominated for cinematography. Still, there were some significant surprises and even a few outright snubs. The AP rounds up 9:
- No Wonder Woman: It was a good day for women, generally speaking, but the love stopped short of one of the most populist female-driven projects of the year: Wonder Woman. The Patty Jenkins-directed blockbuster received zero nominations.
- Denzel Washington: You'd be forgiven if you weren't aware there was a Denzel Washington film out this year. Dan Gilroy's criminal court thriller Roman J. Israel, Esq. came and went to middling reviews and box office. And yet Washington got a nod, while neither Tom Hanks (for his role as Ben Bradlee in The Post; he hasn't been nominated in 17 years) nor James Franco (for The Disaster Artist) did.