Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards could boast many surprises – and we’re not just talking about the wide open race for Best Picture.
This year’s nominations already made Hollywood history in several categories, but wins by some of the nominees would make the ceremony one to remember.
Here are 13 ways the 2018 Oscars could be one for the ages:
1. The Susan Lucci of cinematographers might actually win
Roger Deakins is one of the most revered cinematographers working in Hollywood. His nomination for Blade Runner 2049 is his 14th nod (his first was for 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption), and he’s shot everything from Sid & Nancy to The Big Lebowski. After getting recognized for 2015’s Sicario, he’s back again, but he’s not holding his breath. “I’m just proud to still be doing the job, really, and happy doing it,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
2. But if he loses, a woman might beat him…
In the Academy’s 90-year history, a woman has never been nominated in the cinematography category. So if Deakins does lose, it might be to Rachel Morrison, who not only shot Mudbound, but also the current box office juggernaut Black Panther. Morrison reflected on what life has been like the past few months. “You can only shoot small movies and documentaries for so long if you want to have a family that you support; eventually, you need to get let into the big leagues,” she told The Washington Post.
3. The Oscars love Meryl… they really, really love Meryl
Meryl Streep is the most nominated actor of all time, earning her 21st nod for The Post. But she still trails Katherine Hepburn in the wins column. Along with Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan, Streep has won three Academy Awards (for The Iron Lady, Sophie’s Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer). If she wins for The Post, she’ll tie Hepburn for the most winningest actor of all time.