Oscar nominations reflect an industry in flux, from outside and within

Peele's directorial debut made a number of historical Oscar achievements

In the best actor category, where Tom Hanks was snubbed for his work in "The Post", and James Franco, the recent subject of sexual misconduct claims, was also stiffed, the top prize will go to Gary Oldman's protean turn as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's marvelous World War II-era historical drama "Darkest Hour", which earned a total of six nominations, best picture among them.

SURPRISE: Christoper Nolan received his first Best Director nomination for Dunkirk, which comes as a surprise since he's one of the most praised directors in Hollywood.

Jordan Peele became the fifth black filmmaker nominated for best director (for "Get Out") and the third to direct a best-picture nominee.

Supporting Actress: Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"; Allison Janney,"I, Tonya"; Lesley Manville, "Phantom Thread"; Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"; Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water". The movie also has a best picture nomination, but director Steven Spielberg was not nominated.

Similarly, beyond the sentimental value in seeing 88-year-old Christopher Plummer nominated for "All the Money in the World", his invitation would seem to be a means of tacitly lauding the film's producers for taking the extraordinary step of rushing to excise an accused predator, Kevin Spacey, from the movie.

The cascading fallout of sexual harassment scandals throughout Hollywood put particular focus on the best director category, which for many is a symbol of gender inequality in the film industry.

The Shape of Water led the nominees with 13 nods. Likewise, Greta Gerwig, who was shut out of a directing nomination from the Golden Globes, is just the fifth woman nominated for best director.

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This year's nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning and, as usual, left some fans either cheering or internally screaming.

In other notable nominations for people of colour, Get Out's breakout star Daniel Kaluuya received a Best Actor nod alongside Academy stalwart Denzel Washington for the legal drama Roman J Israel, Esq. Joining them will be Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), previous victor Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) and surprise contender Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread).

Gerwig, who previously starred in and co-wrote films like Mistress America and Frances Ha, says she hopes her nominations empower other women with filmmaking dreams. Once more, we get to enjoy not knowing who is going to win!

"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins was the only Best Director nominee in 2017 who isn't a white male.

Three films in which women were sidelined or even invisible - "Call Me by Your Name", "Darkest Hour" and "Dunkirk" - also will contend for best picture when the Academy Awards are presented March 4 (7 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5), with Jimmy Kimmel returning as host. The film also was on the lists for film editing, production design and sound (both mixing and editing). So there's, you know, there again the #MeToo movement and female empowerment could be reflected in that if she were to win.

Original Screenplay: "The Big Sick", "Get Out", "Lady Bird", "The Shape of Water", "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

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