More so than any year that we can remember, comedy got a bunch of nods from the Academy (of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences). In fact, it was a surprising year for genre films all around (Get Out, Logan, etc.).
Not only is there more diversity in representation, but the type of film that is getting recognized at this level isn’t just a historical drama about marginalized people that are probably children. Sure, we would have liked to see Michael Showalter and Ruben Östlund get nods for their directing work, but it’s a nice step forward for what is arguably the most venerable awards ceremony in entertainment.
So, here are the nominations that 2017′s most critically acclaimed comedies landed for 2018 Oscars:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri-Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell), Best Editing (Jon Gregory), Best Music-Original Score (Carter Burwell), Best Writing-Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh)
Lady Bird-Best Picture, Best Directing (Greta Gerwig), Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Laurie Metcalf), Best Writing-Original Screenplay (Greta Gerwig)
I, Tonya-Best Actress (Margot Robbie), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Allison Janney)
The Disaster Artist-Best Writing-Adapted Screenplay (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber)
The Big Sick-Best Writing-Original Screenplay (Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon)