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:

Best Picture

  • Get Out

Lead Actor

  • Daniel Kaluuya- Get Out
  • Denzel Washington- Roman J. Israel, Esq

Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige- Mudbound
  • Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”


  • Jordan Peele- Get Out

Adapted Screenplay

  • Virgil Williams and Dee Rees- Mudbound

Original Screenplay

  • Get Out- Jordan Peele


  • Rachel Morrison- Mudbound

Original Song

  • Mary J. Blige- ‘Mighty River’ from Mudbound.

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