The Oscar nominees have been announced and the list has—as it does every year—taken some by surprise. While films like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” received nods, “The Favourite” and “Roma” lead the pack with 10 nominations apiece. Rami Malek and Marina De Tavira are celebrating their first Oscar nods, while actress Amy Adams is up for her 6th Academy Award.
Some of Hollywood’s elite were noticeably snubbed this year. Those include Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Timothee Chalamet (“The Beautiful Boy”), Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”) and Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins”).
Surprise nominations came in for the Netflix movie “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” with three nods (Best Costume Design, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song).
Actress Kate Mara is expecting her first child with husband Jamie Bell. They’ve been married for 18 months. One spy says they overheard Mara gushing about the news to fellow actress Emily Blunt at the Golden Globes.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski dropped around $11 million to combine two apartments that take up the entire 8th floor of their new NYC luxury apartment building. Rumored to be about 5,000 sq ft, the couple and their two kids will have plenty of room.
Actress Emily Blunt tells The Hollywood Reporter she broke her “rule” this year for her husband John Krasinski. Usually she insists on taking 5 months off between movie projects, but when John was working on “A Quiet Place” and she read the script, she couldn’t resist the opportunity to co-star alongside him, who also directed. The horror flick did phenomenally well at the box office, and cemented the pair as the 2018 “it couple” in Hollywood.
The Screen Actors Guild nominations for 2018 are out.
Lady Gaga, Sam Eliot, and Bradley Cooper all grabbed acting nominations for “A Star is Born,” which also earned a nomination for Ensemble — their equivalent of Best Picture. “Black Panter,” “Blackkklansmen,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” also picked up Ensemble cast nods.
Christian Bale got a nomination for playing Dick Cheney in “Vice” — he’s an awards-season favorite.
Emily Blunt is up twice — as a lead in “Mary Poppins” and as a supporting actress in “A Quiet Place.”
On the TV side, her husband John Krasinski picked up a nomination for playing Jack Ryan in the Amazon series of the same name.
Better Call Saul, The Americans, This is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Ozark picked up best Drama nods.
Atlanta, Barry, Glow, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Kominsky Method picked up best Comedy nods.
Megan Mulally will host the show on Sunday, January 27. Alan Alda will get the lifetime achievement honor.