The 2018 Oscar Nominees are out, and they include a number of historic firsts!
• Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to ever be nominated, at 88.
• Rachel Morrison is first woman to ever be nominated for Best Cinematography!
• Dee Rees, the director and writer of Netflix’s ‘Mudbound,’ became the first black woman nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
• Yance Ford is the first openly transgender director to be nominated for his documentary, ‘Strong Island.’
• Jordan Peele because the first black filmmaker nominated for directing, writing and producing in the same year, for his movie, ‘Get Out.’
However, some traditions must also continue. Meryl Streep broke her own record -- she’s now been nominated for an Oscar 21 times!
One person who was not nominated? James Franco. He received the Golden Globe for his performance in ‘The Disaster Artist,’ but this time, not even nominated! (I’m guessing that has something to do with the sexual misconduct allegations against him.)