A Fantastic Woman, Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, and The Shape of Water receive 2018 Academy Awards nominations

Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominations for the 2018 Academy Award on Tuesday morning and several LGBTQ-inclusive nominees were among the honorees, which included A Fantastic Woman, The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, and the documentary Strong Island.

“It's a big day for LGBTQ-inclusive films at the Academy Awards. Films like The Shape of Water, A Fantastic Woman, Lady Bird, and Call Me By Your Name not only have complex, detailed, and moving portrayals, but prove that audiences and critics alike are hungry for stories which embrace diversity,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO. “These important stories move the needle forward on LGBTQ acceptance at a time when media images are often the front lines for marginalized communities.”

Chile’s A Fantastic Woman, which tells the story of Marina, a transgender woman faced with the death of a loved one, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman

Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet received a nomination for Lead Actor and James Ivory received a nomination for Adapted Screenplay for the film as well.

Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name

The Shape of Water's Richard Jenkins recieved a Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of gay man living in repression in the 1960’s. 

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Strong Island, a documentary created by a trans man, Yance Ford, was nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

'This Is Me,' from the film The Greatest Showman was nominated for Original Song. 'This Is Me' was co-written by Benj Pasek, an out gay man.

Mudbound received two nominations for the work of out lesbians behind the scenes. Dee Rees was nominated for Adapted Screenplay and Rachel Morrison was nominated for Cinematography, making her the first woman ever nominated in that category

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Phantom Thread, co-produced by out lesbian Megan Ellison was nominated for Best Picture.

LGBTQ-inclusive Best Picture nominees included Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, and Shape of Water.

Click here to read the full list of nominees and congrats to all!

The 90th Annual Academy Awards take place on March 4th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, will air on ABC, and will be hosted for the second year in a row by Jimmy Kimmel.