Nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards


The nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards have just been announced, and as usual there were a few surprises to be had this morning. What was not surprising however was seeing Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" lead the way with a whopping 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. The film was followed at a distance by Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" with eight, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing.

Perhaps the most notable, and extremely unfortunate, snub this morning was the omission of Martin McDonagh from the category of Best Director for "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri," which hurts the film's chances at winning Best Picture considerably. After receiving nods from the BFCA, HFPA, BAFTA, and the DGA, it seemed like a certain nomination, but unfortunate he was replaced at the last minute with Paul Thomas Anderson for "Phantom Thread," a film that made an impressive (and quite unexpected) showing this morning.

So looking at what the Best Picture options are now, do we officially say that "The Shape of Water" is the frontrunner? It still seems highly unlikely with its lack of a Best Cast nod from SAG and practically no screenplay support. However, it's the only film that hit all of the major categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. Perhaps "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri" is still in the lead, and will just have to win without a Best Director nod like "Argo" did back in 2013. After all, it's been the stats leader up to this point, and did extremely well with SAG the other night. One thing's for sure, rules are going to be broken somewhere, making this a nail-biter right up to the moment the winners are announced.

The next event on the awards calendar is the Directors Guild of America Awards, which take place on February 3rd, followed by the Writers Guild of America Awards on February 11th, and the BAFTA Awards on February 18th, so be sure to check back to see who wins in this very uncertain awards race.

In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of this morning's Oscar nominees. Winners will be announced on March 4th.

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

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Actor

Timothee 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 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 Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Leslie 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 Film Editing

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

The Shape of Water

Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Best Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria & Abdul

Best Makeup & Hair

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

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 Animated Feature

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Best Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Man in Eleppo

Strong Island

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman

The Insult

Loveless

On Body and Soul

The Square

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 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 Live Action Short

Dekalb Elementary

The Eleven O'Clock

My Nephew Emmett

The Silent Child

Watu Wote/All of Us

Best Documentary Short

Edith+Eddie

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Best Animated Short

Dear Basketball

Garden Party

Lou

Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

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