ACTRESS Margot Robbie will be Australia's great hope at this year's Academy Awards after earning her first Oscar nomination overnight.

The talented Robbie earned a best actress nomination for her portrayal of infamous US figure skater Tonya Harding in the dark comedy I, Tonya.

However, the Queenslander faces some stiff competition with big guns Meryl Streep (The Post) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) also vying for the famous golden statue.

Robbie could have been up for a second Oscar nod but I, Tonya, for which she was listed as a producer, controversially missed out on best movie.

However, Robbie won't be the only Australian in with a shot of glory with editor Lee Smith receiving a nomination for his work on World War II film Dunkirk.

The Oscars will be handed out on March 4 in Hollywood.

Richard Jenkins, left, and Doug Jones in a scene from The Shape of Water. Picture: Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP
Richard Jenkins, left, and Doug Jones in a scene from The Shape of Water. Picture: Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP

OSCAR NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

An unrecognisable Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Picture: Jack English/Focus Features via AP
An unrecognisable Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Picture: Jack English/Focus Features via AP

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Frances McDormand is hot favourite to take out an Oscar for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Picture: Fox Searchlight via AP
Frances McDormand is hot favourite to take out an Oscar for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Picture: Fox Searchlight via AP

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Meryl Streep, The Post

Alison Janney was superb as Tonya Harding’s mum in I, Tonya. Picture: Supplied
Alison Janney was superb as Tonya Harding’s mum in I, Tonya. Picture: Supplied

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Sam Rockwell played a racist policeman opposite Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Picture: Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP
Sam Rockwell played a racist policeman opposite Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Picture: Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Director Guillermo del Torois expected to take home an Oscar for his film, The shape of Water. Picture: Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP
Director Guillermo del Torois expected to take home an Oscar for his film, The shape of Water. Picture: Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP

DIRECTOR

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Hugh Jackman may have missed out on an acting nod, but The Greatest Showman did well in the song category. Picture: Supplied
Hugh Jackman may have missed out on an acting nod, but The Greatest Showman did well in the song category. Picture: Supplied

ORIGINAL SONG

Mighty River, Mudbound

Mystery of Love, Call Me by Your Name

Remember Me, Coco

Stand Up for Something, Marshall

This is Me, Greatest Showman

Miguel (front, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) is a young boy transported to the Land of the Dead in search of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (centre). Picture: Disney Pixar.
Miguel (front, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) is a young boy transported to the Land of the Dead in search of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (centre). Picture: Disney Pixar.

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Boss Baby

The Breadman

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, and Timothée Chalamet in a scene from Call Me by Your Name.
Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, and Timothée Chalamet in a scene from Call Me by Your Name. Supplied

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me by Your Name

The Disaster Artist

Logan

Molly's Game

Mudbound

Kumail Nanjiani, who starred in The Big Sick, also scored a screenplay nomination for the film alongside his wife, Emily V Gordon. Roadshow Pictures.Source:Supplied
Kumail Nanjiani, who starred in The Big Sick, also scored a screenplay nomination for the film alongside his wife, Emily V Gordon. Roadshow Pictures.Source:Supplied

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Fantastic Woman

The Insult

Loveless

On Body and Soul

The Square

Lance Armstrong, left, and Bryan Fogel, attend a special screening of Netflix's documentary Icarus, which explores doping in cycling. Picture: Andy Kropa/Invision/AP
Lance Armstrong, left, and Bryan Fogel, attend a special screening of Netflix's documentary Icarus, which explores doping in cycling. Picture: Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island



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