Mary J. Blige, Denzel Washington And Daniel Kaluuya Among The 2018 Oscar Nominees

The nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards were announced early Tuesday morning, (Jan. 23) and some of VIBE’s favorite have locked in an opportunity to go home with the golden statue.

Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish along with Andy Serkis and Academy President John Bailey announced the nominees at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.  Jimmy Kimmel will resume as host of the prestigious ceremony airing live on ABC, Sunday, March 4.

Among the nominees for this year’s Oscars include Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor for his role in Jordan Peele’s Get Out, which also earned a nomination for Best Picture. Kaluuya will go head-to-head with two time Academy-Award winner Denzel Washington for his portrayal in Roman J. Israel.

After Peele learned his 28-year-old leading man for earned a nomination he called him to congratulate, but failed desperately at hiding the tears of joy he experienced.

Mary J. Blige’s performance in Mudbound merited the nine time Grammy award winning musician a nomination, which puts her up against Octavia Spencer.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Picture
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Actor in a Leading Role
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Actress in a Leading Role
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Actress in a Supporting Role
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Actor in a Supporting Role
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name (James Ivory)
The Disaster Artist (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber)
Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin)
Mudbound (Dee Rees & Virgil Williams)

Original Screenplay
The Big Sick (Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani)
Get Out (Jordan Peele)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)

Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)
Darkest Hour (Bruno Delbonnel)
Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)
Mudbound (Rachel Morrison)
The Shape of Water (Dan Laustsen)

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast (Jacqueline Durran)
Darkest Hour (Jacqueline Durran)
Phantom Thread (Mark Bridges)
The Shape of Water (Luis Sequeira)
Victoria & Abdul (Consolata Boyle)

Sound Editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound Mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Live Action Short Film
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

Original Score
Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)
Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood)
The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Carter Burwell)

Original Song
“Mighty River” (Mudbound)
“The Mystery of Love” (Call Me by Your Name)
“Remember Me” (Coco)
“Stand Up for Something” (Marshall)
“This Is Me” (The Greatest Showman)

Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Film Editing
Baby Driver (Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss)
Dunkirk (Lee Smith)
I, Tonya (Tatiana S. Riegel)
The Shape of Water (Sidney Wolinsky)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Jon Gregory)

Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul

Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
On Body and Soul
The Square

Documentary Short Subject
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Documentary Feature
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Congratulations to all the nominee.