Laurie Metcalf and Denzel Washington Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations Ahead of Spring Broadway Bows | Playbill

Awards Laurie Metcalf and Denzel Washington Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations Ahead of Spring Broadway Bows Also among the nominees are two Tony- and Oscar-winning songwriting duos.
Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird and Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced January 23 from Los Angeles, with several stage artists earning nods for their film work in 2017.

Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Derrick Morton/Twentieth Century Fox

After victories at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, Tony winner Frances McDormand picked up a 2018 Oscar nomination for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Among those joining her in the Best Actress category were Broadway alum Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird and Tony nominee Meryl Streep for The Post.

Tony and Oscar winner Denzel Washington, soon to return to Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, was nominated for Best Actor for Roman J. Israel, Esq., as was Lucille Lortel Award winner Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name.

Like McDormand, Tony nominee Allison Janney continues her awards reign with an Oscar nomination for I, Tonya after a Golden Globe and SAG Award. Tony winner Laurie Metcalf, who begins rehearsals today for Broadway’s Three Tall Women, is also in the Supporting Actress category for Lady Bird, as is Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville. Manville is slated to reprise her performance as Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night when Richard Eyre's Old Vic production plays the Brooklyn Academy of Music in May.

Tony winner Christopher Plummer was recognized for his 11th hour performance in All the Money in the World, joining fellow Broadway alums Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in the Supporting Actor category (the latter two nominated for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

Two Tony- and Oscar-winning songwriting teams earned their second Oscar nominations: La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen collaborators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for The Greatest Showman’s “This Is Me” and married Frozen team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez for Coco’s “Remember Me.”


Tony-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh and Aaron Sorkin, who is currently at work on a Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, received Original and Adapted Screenplay nominations, respectively, for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Molly’s Game. Also nominated for Best Original Screenplay was stage alum Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird; she was also nominated for Best Achievement in Directing.

The ceremony will air on ABC March 4; Jimmy Kimmel returns to host at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.

Click here for the full list of nominees.

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