Jimmy Kimmel said during The Oscars (2017) that judging by how fast they go through hosts, this would be his only time hosting the Oscars. Less than a week later, the Academy announced that Kimmel would be hosting the Oscars for the second year in a row.
Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer all repeated their nominations from 2017 in the Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories respectively.
At age 88, Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to be nominated for a competitive acting Oscar in the history of Academy.
Logan (2017) marks the first time that a superhero/comic book film receives an Oscar nomination for its screenplay.
Michael Stuhlbarg appeared in three films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in this edition: The Shape of Water (2017), The Post (2017) and Call Me by Your Name (2017). The previous actor to achieve such honor was John C. Reilly, in 2003.
With 26.5 million viewers, it was one of the least-watched Oscar ceremonies in the Academy's history.
Best Cinematography nominee Rachel Morrison became the first woman to be nominated in that category in the Academy Awards' history.
Veteran cinematographer Roger Deakins received his 14th nomination in the Best Cinematography category.
Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing categories were all for the same five films.
Timothée Chalamet became the third youngest Best Actor nominee (age 22) after Jackie Cooper (age 9) and Mickey Rooney (age 19).
Frances McDormand's Oscar was briefly stolen by a party crasher at the Governors Ball right after the event (said man actually had a real invitation to the Ball). The statuette was easily recovered a few minutes later and the man was arrested.
Mary J. Blige is the first performer to be nominated both for acting and songwriting in the same film.
After receiving an honorary Oscar in November 2017, Agnès Varda received her first Oscar nomination at age 89, becoming the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Oscar.
In 2008, Paul Thomas Anderson received Oscar nominations as Best Picture and Director for There Will Be Blood (2007) with its leading actor Daniel Day-Lewis getting a Best Actor nomination and eventual win. In 2018, Anderson and Day-Lewis are back for the same categories for their work in Phantom Thread (2017).
John Williams received his 51st Oscar nomination (as of 2017, with five wins). It also marks his fifth nomination for a film of the Star Wars franchise.
Dunkirk (2017) was the only film out of the nine Best Picture nominees to not secure an acting nomination.
Gary Oldman, who is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in Darkest Hour (2017), and Lesley Manville, who is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Phantom Thread (2017), were married briefly from 1987-1990.
Not only are Jordan Peele and Guillermo del Toro the most nominated persons in this Oscar year (with three nominations each), but they are competing in the same categories (Best Picture, Directing, and Original Screenplay).
Get Out (2017) is the first horror/thriller film to be nominated for Best Picture since Black Swan (2010) and the 7th overall (The Exorcist (1973), Jaws (1975), Fatal Attraction (1987), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Sixth Sense (1999)).
Meryl Streep received her 21st acting nomination, extending her own record for the most for any individual.
Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman to be nominated for Best Director, and the first in eight years since Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker (2008)).
Broadcast a half hour earlier than in previous years (8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST).
With just two nominations, The Post (2017) becomes the least Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg while scoring a Best Picture nomination.
The double nominations achieved by Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in the Best Supporting Actor category for their roles in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) hasn't occurred ever since Bugsy (1991) when Ben Kingsley and Harvey Keitel competed with each other.
Jimmy Kimmel was the first person to host back-to-back Oscar ceremonies since Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998.
With Dunkirk (2017), Christopher Nolan received his first Oscar nomination in the Best Director category.
Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, and Tracy Letts appeared in two films out of the nine films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Chalamet appears in Call Me by Your Name (2017) and Lady Bird (2017); Hedges appears in Lady Bird (2017) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017); Whitford appears in The Post (2017) and Get Out (2017); Landry Jones appears in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out and Letts was in The Post (2017) and Lady Bird (2017).
Glenn Weiss won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special category for The Oscars (2018).
Diane Warren received her 9th Oscar nomination in the Best Original Song category. Still yet to win.
It marks as the first time James Ivory is nominated for a screenplay Oscar, for his work in Call Me by Your Name (2017) and he gets the record of being the oldest screenwriter to ever receive an Oscar nomination in both writing categories, at age 89. Also marks his first Oscar nomination in 14 years (he was previously nominated three times as Best Director).