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The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, and “The Shape of Water” leads the field with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were also among the top nominees with eight and seven nominations, respectively. Stay tuned for more updates including the complete list of nominees, reactions, analysis and more. 

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Kobe Bryant is an Oscar nominee

Kobe Bryant with John Williams in rehearsal last summer. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant with John Williams in rehearsal last summer. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

An 18-time NBA all-star is now an Oscar nominee: Kobe Bryant won an Academy Award nod in the animated short category Tuesday for his collaboration with artist Glen Keane and composer John Williams on "Dear Basketball."

Bryant hired Keane to illustrate his “Dear Basketball” letter written in 2015, when the Lakers star announced his retirement. The player-turned-film-producer turned to five-time Oscar winner John Williams to compose the film’s music

Joining Bryant and Keane in the animated short category are Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon for "Garden Party," Dave Mullins and Dana Murray for "Lou," Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata for "Negative Space," and Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer for "Revolting Rhymes."

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