Jonny Greenwood, Mary J. Blige, and Sufjan Stevens Receive First Oscar Nominations

This morning was a big one in the film world, with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ release of the full list of Oscar nominees, which include Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood, Mary J. Blige, and Sufjan Stevens.

This year, the Academy has given a Best Original Score nod to Greenwood for his work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. Though this is Greenwood’s fourth time scoring for the filmmaker—the previous three being There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice—this is his first Academy Award nomination.

Greenwood is in good company next to fellow nominees Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk), Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water), John Williams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

Mary J. Blige and Sufjan Stevens also received their first Oscar nominations, both in the category of Best Original Song—Stevens, for “Mystery of Love” from Call Me By Your Name, and Blige, for “Mighty River” from Mudbound. Mary J. Blige also snagged a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category for the same film.

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