There were only a few Jewish Oscar nominees in the biggest categories this year and all of them went home empty-handed on Sunday night.
Daniel Day Lewis, nominated for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread”, and Timothee Chalamet, nominated for his role in “Call Me by Your Name”, both lost “Best Actor” to Gary Oldman, nominated for playing Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.”
Although Chalamet, as the youngest nominee in decades, will likely have many opportunities to snag a statue, Day-Lewis has said that his role in “Phantom Thread” will mark his retirement from acting.
Although much of the evening was a nod to the #MeToo movement, the Academy is under fire for giving the honor of “Best Actor In a Motion Picture” to Oldman, who has been accused of domestic violence.
Steven Spielberg, nominated for “Best Director” for “The Post”, lost to Guillermo Del Toro for “The Shape of Water.”
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott