90th Oscar Nominations Revealed

By Reuters
January 23, 2018Entertainmentshare
90th Oscar Nominations Revealed
Nominees for the 90th Oscars, Leading Actor Awards (L-R) Daniel Kaluuya, Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, Timothee Chalamet and Gary Oldman. (REUTERS/Staff/File Photos)

Fox Searchlight’s fantasy drama “The Shape of Water,” about a woman who falls in love with a strange river creature, led the Oscar nominations on Tuesday with 13 nods, including the top prize for best picture.

It will contend with “Call Me By Your Name,” British World War Two dramas “Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk,” racial thriller “Get Out,” mother-daughter tale “Lady Bird,” romance “Phantom Thread,” press freedom movie “The Post” and dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” for the best picture award at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on March 4.

“The Shape of Water” earned nominations in all major categories, including for its director Guillermo del Toro, and for actors Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer.

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Nominees for the 90th Oscars, Best Actress Awards (L-R) Sally Hawkins, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Frances McDormand. (REUTERS/Staff/File Photos)

“Dunkirk,” from Warner Bros., followed with eight nominations, including for director Christopher Nolan. “Three Billboards,” also from Fox Searchlight, had seven, including acting nods for Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.

Greta Gerwig became only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for a best director Oscar, for “Lady Bird.” The movie also won a lead actress nomination for Saoirse Ronan and for supporting actress Laurie Metcalf.

By Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy

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