The Shape of Water up for 13 Oscars

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 January 2018
Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' leads this year's Academy Awards with 13 nominations, closely followed by 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' with nine nods

'The Shape of Water' leads this year's Academy Awards with 13 nominations.

Guillermo del Toro's romantic creature feature is up for a host of top Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins and Best Supporting Actor for Richard Jenkins.

'The Shape of Water' goes head-to-head against the coming-of-age drama 'Call Me By Your Name', 'Darkest Hour', 'Dunkirk', 'Get Out', 'Lady Bird', 'Phantom Thread', 'The Post' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' in the prestigious Best Picture category.

Del Toro - who won the Best Director at the Golden Globes this year - will have to beat the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson, Greta Gerwig, Christopher Nolan and Jordan Peele to much coveted Best Director accolade.

Gary Oldman has been nominated for Best Actor for his role as World War II British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour' alongside Timothee Chalamet for 'Call Me By Your Name', Daniel Day-Lewis for his final film 'Phantom Thread', Daniel Kaluuya for 'Get Out' and Denzel Washington for 'Roman J. Israel, Esq'.

For Best Actress, Hawkins goes up against Frances McDormand for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', Margot Robbie for her portrayal of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya', 'Lady Bird' star Saoirse Ronan and 'The Post' star Meryl Streep.

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' received nine nominations including two nods in the Best Supporting Actor list going to Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell - who won the award at the Golden Globes.

Nolan's Second World War epic 'Dunkirk' received seven nods.

Sir Ridley Scott's John Paul Getty biopic 'All The Money in the World' lost out to a Best Picture nomination but Christopher Plummer, who stars as the millionaire, has been tipped for Best Supporting Actor.

The nominations were announced on Tuesday (23.01.18) by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis following an announcement by Academy president John Bailey.

For this year's ceremony, Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Academy Awards which are set to take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood, on Sunday March 4.

Academy Awards 2018 nominations:

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
  • 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 Animated Film:

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Best Director:

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

Best Documentary:

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Best Documentary Short:

  • Edith+Eddie
  • Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Insult
  • Loveless
  • On Body and Soul
  • The Square

Best Song:

  • "Mighty River", Mudbound
  • "The Mystery of Love", Call Me by Your Name
  • "Remember Me", Coco
  • "Stand Up for Something", Marshall
  • "This Is Me", The Greatest Showman

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Logan
  • Molly's Game
  • Mudbound

Best Original Screenplay:

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

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 Editing:

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

Best Makeup and Hair:

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria & Abdul
  • Wonder

Best Score:

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

Best Production Design:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water

Best Animated Short:

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Best Live Action Short:

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O'Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child
  • Watu Wote/All of Us

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 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

The Shape of Water

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
  • UK release: 16 February 2018

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through…

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