'The Shape of Water' Leads the 2018 Oscars With 13 Nominations

'The Shape of Water' Leads the 2018 Oscars With 13 Nominations

Jan 23, 2018

The nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water led the pack with recognition in categories, including Best Picture. Eight other movies are up for the top award this year, including Phantom ThreadLady BirdGet Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Del Toro is also nominated for Best Director, as are fellow first-timers in the category Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), the latter two honored for their solo feature directorial debuts! Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) rounds out the bunch.

There are a number of first timers in the acting categories this year, as well, including Sam Rockwell, who is up for Best Supporting Actor, Laurie Metcalf, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney, for Best Supporting Actress, Timothée Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya, for Best Actor, and Margot Robbie for Best Actress.

Of course, there are also return nominees in the acting categories who've never won, such as Willem Dafoe, Sally Hawkins, Gary Oldman, Richard Jenkins, Woody Harrelson and Saoirse Ronan, and those who do already have Oscars at home, namely Frances McDormand, Daniel Day-Lewis, Meryl Streep and Christopher Plummer, who is recognized for his late substitution performance in All the Money in the World.

Not only are previous winners Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer back in contention, as well, but they just became the first African-American actors ever to earn back-to-back acting nominations.

Notable names in other categories hoping for their first Academy Award include James Ivory, who is up for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work co-writing Call Me By Your Name, and Agnes Varda, who received her first nod ever with Faces Places contending in the Best Documentary Feature category. Ivory and Varda also just became the two oldest nominees ever at age 89, with Varda edging ahead by being just one week older.

This could also potentially finally be the year for cinematographer Roger Deakins, who garnered his 14th nod for shooting the sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049

Speaking of Best Cinematography, Rachel Morrison became the first woman ever to be nominated for that Oscar. John Williams also made history by beating his own record for most nominations by a living person, as the 85-year-old composer received his 51st nod for his score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

See the full list of nominees below.

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

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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory
The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Logan, Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green
Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

FILM EDITING
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

SOUND EDITING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

SOUND MIXING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic Woman, Chile
The Insult, Lebanon
Loveless, Russia
On Body and Soul, Hungary
The Square, Sweden

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Edith and 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

 

Watch the 90th Academy Awards live on ABC on Sunday, March 4.

 

 

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