Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Oscars

This year marks the 90th return of the annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as The Oscars. That means almost a century of celebrating the best in the film industry! The long-awaited list of nominations was released last Tuesday, Jan. 23. In honor of this, here are a few fun facts about The Oscars.

The first Academy Awards were given in 1929.

The very first Oscars were distributed at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood and looked very different than the statues we know and love today.

They’re said to have gotten their name from the award statue.

The most popular story behind the naming of the iconic statue claims Academy executive director Margaret Herrick thought the statue looked like her uncle, whose name was Oscar. In 1934 Sidney Skolsky, Hollywood gossip columnist, referred to Katharine Hepburn’s award by the name, and within the next five years the name caught on. Oscar was officially named by the Academy in 1939.

There are strict rules for which films qualify for nominations.

With the exception of the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, films can only qualify for nominations if they opened the previous calendar year (in this case 2017) in Los Angeles County. Sometimes, if a filmmaker thinks he or she has a possible award-winner, they’ll release it in late December so it’s eligible for nomination.

Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award 21 times.

Queen Meryl has won three times and is in the running for a fourth, which would tie her with Katherine Hepburn for actor/actress with the most Oscar wins. Is it just me, or is it super awesome that a woman holds this title? Death to the patriarchy!

Courtesy: In Style UK

And finally, here is the complete list of nominations for all the film fanatics like myself:

Best Picture

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

Actor in a Leading Role

Timothée 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.

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

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

Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Courtesy: IB Times India

Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman

The Insult

Loveless

On Body and Soul

The Square

Documentary (Short)

Edith + Eddie

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Original Song

"Mighty River," Mudbound

"Mystery of Love," Call Me by Your Name

"Remember Me," Coco

"Stand Up for Something," Marshall

"This is Me," Greatest Showman

Original Score

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name

The Disaster Artist

Logan

Molly's Game

Mudbound

Original Screenplay

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Production Design

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

The Shape of Water

Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria and Abdul

Sound Editing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Film Editing

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

Sound Mixing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Animated Short Film

Dear Basketball

Garden Party

Lou

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

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

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour

Victoria and Abdul

Wonder

Make sure you catch The Oscars live on Sunday, March 4 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST!