But this year, their most talked about movie - Kumail Nanjiani's The Big Sick scored only one nomination in Best Original Screenplay category.
Films about diversity and inclusion have triumphed at the Oscar nominations, where women, people of colour and a host of Brits landed nods. Likewise, Greta Gerwig, who was shut out of a directing nomination from the Golden Globes, is just the fifth woman nominated for best director. Mudbound's Rachel Morrison is the first woman to be nominated for Best Cinematography, while Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele made history as the first Black man to be nominated for writing, directing, and producing an Oscar-nominated movie. She joined Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). He was followed by Lee Daniels for 2010's Precious, Steve McQueen for 2014's 12 Years a Slave and Barry Jenkins for 2017's Moonlight.
Diane Kruger's German drama In the Fade that won Golden Globe for the same category was snubbed too.
Veteran actor Meryl Streep received her 21st Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Katherine Graham in Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post" in the Best Actress category. "There's something in there for everybody", said Laurie Metcalf, nominated for her supporting role in "Lady Bird".
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While "I, Tonya" was considered a likely Best Picture nominee if the field stretched to 10 (it stopped at nine), it didn't score there, but got attention for Best Actress (Margot Robbie), Supporting Actress (Allison Janney) and Editing. But even after receiving an astonishing critical reception at Sundance, the film didn't spark the expected bidding war, and Variety reported that some distributors were experiencing a kind of post-Birth of a Nation squeamishness.
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The first thing the Academy had to do was not make matters worse, which would have been the case had James Franco been nominated for The Disaster Artist.