The eighth installment of the long-running Star Wars saga racked up nine nominations, including a nod for the coveted "Best Film" award.
Leads Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are tapped for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, with franchise newcomer Kelly Marie Tran garnering a nomination for Best Female Newcomer.
Writer-director Rian Johnson is nominated for Best Director for his first visit to a galaxy far, far away.
The Last Jedi is nominated for Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design — up against Marvel Studios heavyweights Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok — and has earned nominations for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Film, where the blockbuster competes against Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok, Get Out, and Call Me By Your Name.
Awards are voted on by readers, who have the opportunity to vote until February 2.
John Williams' The Last Jedi score is among the film scores in contention to land a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. The Academy unveils its official nominees January 23.
Forbes' report says such numbers puts Jedi ahead of Disney's animated Frozen to become the eighth highest-grossing movie of all time, just behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
The latest Star Wars installment is the biggest domestic earner of 2017, but its international numbers puts it in fifth place behind The Fate of the Furious ($1.01 billion), Wolf Warrior 2 ($867 billion), Despicable Me 3 ($770 million), and Beauty and the Beast ($759 million).0comments