Oscar 2018 Nominations: Shape of Water leads with 13 nods

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Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were revealed by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkins with The Shape of Water leading the way with 13 nods followed by Dunkirk that bagged 8 positions. The nominations were announced along with special guests including Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson, and Michelle Yeoh.

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Rachel Morrison became the first women to be nominated for a cinematography Oscar for Mudbound. James Franco who earlier won a Golden Globe for his role in The Disaster Artist did not get nominated after being accused by five women of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

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The Oscars nominations and overall ceremony come amid a national reckoning concerning sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood and other industries around the country. At the Golden Globes, actors wore black and sported pins to support the Time’s Up initiative and #MeToo.

Here is 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 in a Leading Role:

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 in a Leading Role:

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 in a Supporting Role:

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 Actress in a Supporting Role:

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

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

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
An Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

Best Cinematography:

Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)
Darkest Hour (Bruno Delbonnel)
Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)
Mudbound (Rachel Morrison)
The Shape of Water (Dan Laustsen)

Best Music (Original Score):

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

Best Music (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 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 Academy Awards ceremony be held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, March 4. ABC will air the ceremony live at 5 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel returns as host.

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