RADIOHEAD guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood has picked up his first Oscar nomination.

The multi-instrumentalist is nominated for his score for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Phantom Thread.

His score for the same director's film There Will Be Blood, critically acclaimed at the time, was deemed ineligible by the Academy in 2008 because judges said 'the majority of the music [on the score] was not composed specifically for the film'.

Following his nomination announcement the band simply tweeted 'Congratulations Jonny!'

Also nominated for Best Original Score this year are Hans Zimmer, who has picked up his 11th Oscar nomination for the Dunkirk score; composer John Williams for The Post and Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water.

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced yesterday.

The ceremony is due to be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4.

Jonny Greenwood, 46, was one of the founder members of Radiohead at Abingdon School in the late 1980s, along with his older brother Colin Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Ed O'Brien, and drummer Phil Selway.

He was three weeks into a degree in music and psychology at Oxford Brookes University when the group, then called On a Friday, signed a recording contract with EMI in 1991.