Despite some faint hopes, there were no real Star Wars surprises in the Oscar nominations. The Last Jedi is up for four: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and an Original Score nod for John Williams, his 51st.
Director Rian Johnson shared a video of Williams conducting the movie’s opening fanfare:
It’s a good year for diversity, both in genres and for creators, though. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the pack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Also up for picture and director are Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Rachel Morrison (Netflix’s Mudbound) is the first women to get a Cinematography nod, ever.
As for other Star Wars folks, Solo’s Woody Harrelson is up for Supporting Actor for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.