Oscar nominations 2018 by the numbers: Greta Gerwig is first female director nominee in 8 years
Tuesday's Oscar nominations brought with them more than just early-morning wake-up calls for nominees on the West Coast. Some of the nominations are history-making — like in the category of cinematography — and some stars — like Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg — continue to smash their own records.
Here's what you should know:
The number of nominations The Shape of Water leads with. It's the 10th film to receive so many nods. The record for the most nominations received by a film is 14, and the honor is held by three pictures: All About Eve, Titanic and La La Land.
Jordan Peele, the mastermind behind Get Out, is the third person to earn nominations in the directing, writing and best picture category for his first feature; and the first person of color to do so.
Peele is also the fifth African-American director to be nominated in the best director category.
Jordan Peele, who rose to fame with the comedy sketch show ‘Key and Peele,’ believes his future now lies in directing.
Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig has become the fifth woman nominated in the directing category. Kathryn Bigelow was the last female director to be nominated for her 2009 film The Hurt Locker.
Lady Bird's best picture nod makes it the 13th feature directed by a woman to be nominated. The film, starring Saoirse Ronan, is also the fourth movie written and directed by women to earn nods for writing and best picture categories.
Rachel Morrison's work on Mudbound has made her the first woman ever to be nominated in the cinematography category.
Mary H. Ellis, who mixed sound on Baby Driver, is the sixth woman to earn a nod in the category.
The number of Academy Awards Mudbound's Mary J. Blige is up for — her first ever Oscar nominations. She's the first person ever to be nominated for a performance (best supporting actress) and original song (Mighty River) in the same year, for the same film.
The number of Oscar nods Octavia Spencer has received to date. The Shape of Water actress shares the honor of most nods for an African-American actress with Viola Davis. Spencer is the only black actress to receive two nods after winning an Oscar (for The Help).
Meryl Streep, who plays Kay Graham in the The Post, is still the most nominated performer of all time. After Tuesday's announcements, she now has 21 nods to her name.
The age of Christopher Plummer, who is currently the oldest acting nominee. He holds the title for oldest acting winner for the Oscar he snagged for his performance in Beginners when he was 82.
The age of Call Me by Your Name actor Timothée Chalamet who is up for best actor. If he wins, Chalamet will be the youngest to take the category. Adrien Brody, who was 29 when he won for The Pianist, currently holds the record.