Early this morning the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced, and among the films nominated is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. The film was nominated for a total of 8 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. This is the first time Nolan has been nominated as director, and his third time as producer.
Dunkirk’s nominations include: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. Nolan called the recognition “a tremendous honor” when asked for comment by The Hollywood Reporter. “It’ something I haven’t had before. It’s really thrilling. It’s really gratifying that people would recognize my work in that way,” he said.
The 90th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 4, 2018.