2018 OSCARS: ‘Get Out’ leads the way as Black talent shines in front of and behind the camera
By Dapo Oshiyemi
25th January, 2018
The Oscar nominations for the 2018 awards were announced on Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, California, and of the 24 categories, Black films and talent got 10 nominations with ‘Get Out’ nominated for Best Picture.
However, my heart goes out to the Outstanding ‘Mudbound’ but being an outstanding film is not enough amongst a host of outstanding films and Netflix not supporting an Oscar campaign for the film really hurt its chances in the major categories.
Below is the full list of 2018 Oscar nominations for Black Films and Talent:
- Get Out
- Daniel Kaluuya- Get Out
- Denzel Washington- Roman J. Israel, Esq
- Mary J. Blige- Mudbound
- Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
- Jordan Peele- Get Out
- Virgil Williams and Dee Rees- Mudbound
- Get Out- Jordan Peele
- Rachel Morrison- Mudbound
- Mary J. Blige- ‘Mighty River’ from Mudbound.