Oscar nominations 2018: The Shape of Water recognised in 13 categories

Announced during a live-streamed event, the Oscars nominations are officially in. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the 2018 showcase with 13 nominations, only one short from the Academy record of 14 nominations (previously received only by All About Eve, Titanic and La La Land).

Amid the prior predictability complaints, The Academy managed to turn the tables, delivering a slew of surprising nominations. A strong Best Picture nomination line-up features Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Academy Awards 2018 brought a slightly improved showcase of diversity in Hollywood, with the nominations for Jordan Peele and Get Out as well as Mudbound, both of which were recognised in four categories. A Fantastic Woman, a film nominated in Best Foreign Language Film category, features a transgender actress Daniela Vega, too. The animated film Coco featuring mainly Hispanic actors has also been recognised.

For the first time in history, a female cinematographer gained a nomination – Rachel Morrison received an Oscar nod for photography in Mudbound. The awards have also brought the directing nomination for Greta Gerwig, who is only the fifth woman to be recognised as a director in the history of the Oscars. Agnes Varda, nominated for her documentary feature Faces Places, is also the oldest person to ever be nominated. Beyond the competition, she’ll also receive an honorary award for her body of work. In the visual effects category, among all the great nominated films, The Shape of Water has been noted as an omission in favour of Kong: Skull Island.

Among the positive surprises, The Big Sick was nominated for the best original screenplay, and Logan has been recognised for the adapted screenplay. An omission of Martin McDonagh for directing nomination, in the light of the Golden Globes, has also been noted, as well as James Franco’s lack of nomination for his role in The Disaster Artist in the light of the recent sexual assault allegations. For many, The Florida Project has been the great absence, with just one nomination for Willem Dafoe’s performance. Michael Stuhlbarg and Armie Hammer, praised for excellent roles in Call Me By Your Name, haven’t received any nominations either.

The winners will be announced during the gala that will be held on the 4th of March 2018.

Find the full list of the nominees below, or watch the announcement video above.

oscars nominations 2018

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

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

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

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

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 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

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

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

Best Documentary Short:
Edith & Eddie
Heaven is a Traffic Jam
Heroin(e)
Knifeskills
Traffic Stop

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

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

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

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

Best 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 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 and Abdul

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

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

Best Sound Editing:
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

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Darkest Hour
Victoria and Abdul
Wonder

 

Kasia Kwasniewska

Editor in Chief

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