The Shape of Water leads Oscars 2018 nominations

Oscar StatuettesThe 90th Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the pack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and acting nods for Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins. Click here to read our movie review.

Another strong contender that has been scooping awards this season is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It received seven nominations. including Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Supporting Actor nominations for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson. Click here to read our movie review.

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk scored eight nominations while fan favorites Get Out and Lady Bird also earned their place on the list, with five nominations each. After notably being snubbed at the Golden Globes, Greta Gerwig earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Director for her debut film. She becomes the fifth female director nominated by the Academy in the 90-year history. The previous female director who was nominated and won was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

James Franco, who won a Golden Globe Award for his role in The Disaster Artist, failed to earn a nomination following the multiple assault allegations against him.

The 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with Jimmy Kimmel returning as host. ~Marriska Fernandes

Here’s the complete list of nominees.

Best Picture
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Best Animated Feature Film
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
The Boss Baby
Loving Vincent

Original Screenplay
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly’s Game
Mudbound

Original Song
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me,” Coco
“Stand up For Something,” Marshall
“This is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Foreign Language Film
The Insult, Lebanon
Loveless, Russia
On Body and Soul, Hungary
The Square, Sweden
A Fantastic Woman, Chile

Best Documentary Short Subject
Edith+Eddie
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best Documentary Feature
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Icarus
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

Best Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

Best Sound Editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Best Original Score
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Film Editing
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Best Live Action Short
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

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Comments & Discussion

  1. ruwantha • January 23, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

    Serioisly, shape of water doesnt deserve any awards. It was horrible.

  2. Michael • January 23, 2018 @ 1:26 PM

    Hey! It was good film. Del Toro’s masterpiece – he should win the Oscar!

  3. Snepts • January 23, 2018 @ 5:19 PM

    I can’t believe they snubbed Harry Styles…

  4. Kelly Dunne • January 24, 2018 @ 2:55 PM

    SHAPE OF WATER is absolute junk, artsy my butt.
    Beauty and the Beast goes H20

  5. Genny • January 25, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

    Best Picture should go to Three Billboards.

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