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2018 Oscar nominations reflect diversity and strong, original writing. The 90th Academy Award nominations have been announced and the voters have delivered an impressive and diverse spectrum of honorees. Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) netted Best Director nods. Agnes Varda, James Ivory, and Christopher Plummer set records for aging nominees. And “The Shape of Water” a fantasy/monster movie got the most nominations with 13. The adapted screenplay list made room for the sublime Aaron Sorkin (“Molly’s World”), as well as a comic book adaptation (“Logan”), while the original script nominees may be the strongest in years. You know it’s an embarrassment of riches when strong scripts like “The Post”, “Battle of the Sexes”, “I, Tonya”, “Hostiles” and “All the Money in the World” don’t make the cut.