NEW YORK – Superman movie star Reese Witherspoons and actress Terrence Howard will be nominated for best film directing for their portrayal of the DC Comics super hero in the upcoming Oscar nominees.
Witherspons latest film The Birth of a Nation, which won Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards, will receive nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Cinematography, Sound, Visual Effects, Costume Design and Special Effects.
The Birth of A Nation was nominated for a Best Picture award for its portrayal of Native American life in the United States, but won’t receive any awards.
The Oscar nominations are being announced at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday.
Howard will be making his directorial debut.
Withers previous film, The Blacklist, was nominated at the 2016 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay.
Howard is best known for starring in the 2013 horror film The Mummy Returns and as an assistant producer on the 2010 James Cameron film Avatar.
He also directed The Last Witch Hunter.
Wilsons first movie was the 2009 action comedy, The Big Short.
Howard starred as a young bank robber in the same film.
Wetherspoons is best-known for playing the title role of Carrie in the NBC comedy The Sarah Silverman Program and for her role as the lead role in the 2008 romantic comedy, Happy Endings.
She will be returning for her third movie in the DC series, which is set to begin filming in early 2019.
Howard will also be making her directorial return for her fourth film, in which she stars opposite Melissa McCarthy in the drama, Get Shorty.
Howard has been nominated for two Oscars since 2012 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Carrie, who is a young African American woman in the 1990s sitcom The Cosby Show.
She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her turn in the 1999 horror film, Bride of Frankenstein.