Woody Harrelson Receives Third Oscar Nom for 'Three Billboards'

Woody Harrelson was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role as Police Chief Willoughby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which received seven total nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Lead Actress (Frances McDormand). The film's about a mother whose daughter was raped and killed, yet no one has been charged for the awful crime, and leads Mildred to take matters in her own hands.

McDormand won her second Best Actress Oscar for Three Billboards; the other was for Fargo in 1997.

Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in "Three Billboards"

Sam Rockwell, who plays a psycho cop in Three Billboards, defeated Harrelson, Willem Defoe (The Florida Project), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World ) in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Harrelson has won just one major award - an Emmy for his supporting role in Cheers in 1982. He was nominated for Best Actor for his portayal of Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt in 1996 and for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the The Messenger in 2009. He's also received four Golden Globe nominations.

It was a busy year for the Harrelson in 2017; he appeared in Three Billboards, LBJ, War for the Planet of the Apes, Wilson, Lost in London, The Glass Castle and Shock and Awe.

Check out all of the 2018 Oscar winners and nominees here. 

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