Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, January 23rd, by Academy President John Bailey. He was joined by Tiffany Haddish (who did not receive an Oscar nomination) and Andy Serkis.
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” led the pack of nominees with 13 nominations. "Get Out" also had an eventful day with Jordan Peele becoming the first African-American ever nominated for directing, writing, and Best Picture in the same year. "Get Out's" lead actor, Daniel Kaluuya, was also nominated in the Best Actor category.Octavia Spencer and Mary J. Blige were also notable women of color who received nominations.
Many attribute the more diverse group of nominees to the new Academy members who were added to the voting. Over 700 new members were inducted as Oscar voters this year. Of that group over 30% were women and 30% were people of color. The Academy's goal is to double the number of women and minority voters by 2020.
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 4, 2018 on ABC-TV.
For a complete list of Oscar nominees go to the Academy Awards website: