Oscars 2018: "Shape of Water" leads with 13 nominations

"The Shape of Water", Guillermo del Toro's ode to sci-fi fantasies of years past, garnered the most nominations of the year with an astonishing 13 nominations, including that of Best Picture. Besides Gerwig's directing nod, Jordan Peele's nomination in the same category for the critically-lauded "Get Out" means he is only the fifth African-American ever nominated for a directing Oscar.

It was a banner year for female writers, with three more women - Vanessa Taylor, Emily V. Gordon and Dee Rees - earning nominations for co-writing The Shape of Water, The Big Sick and the adaptation of Mudbound. In a telling instance of symmetry, Peele and Gerwig became the fifth person of colour and fifth woman, respectively, to be nominated for best director; meanwhile, erstwhile shoo-in Spielberg came away empty-handed for his audacious attempt at movies-as-rapid-response.

Surprise nominees include Britain's Lesley Manville, up for playing Day-Lewis's sister in fashion-based period piece Phantom Thread.

The complete list of nominees for the 2018 Oscar Awards was officially announced. "I share these nominations with all the young filmmakers in Mexico and Latin America who put their hopes in our craft and the intimate stories of their imagination..."

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Both films earned a spot for Best Picture, rounding out the nominees with "Call Me by Your Name", "Darkest Hour", "Dunkirk", "Lady Bird", "Phantom Thread", "The Post" and "The Shape of Water".

"James is disappointed in not getting an Oscar nomination", a source told the outlet, "but also very understanding and somewhat relieved".

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On the other side of the coin, Denzel Washington picked up a surprise 8th nomination for acting, expanding his own record as the most-nominated black actor in Oscars history.

The best supporting actor award will likely go to McDormand's co-star Sam Rockwell as the film's dubiously self-redeemed racist cop.

Q: Women were shut out of best director category, as noted by actress Natalie Portman, at the Golden Globes. Or that female-driven films Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, and The Post are at the forefront of the Best Picture race? I think the fact that it is so timely and focuses on groups on the fringe of society is especially important and will likely resonate with awards voters, especially in 2018. If you've seen most of the nominees already and only need to catch up on one or two, Cinemark is selling individual tickets for best picture nominated films starting on January 26. Opening at the Grand 10, it has been nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Chlalamet).

For starters, many fans were shocked to see that Gal Gadot and her portrayal in Wonder Woman was nowhere to be found. Dafoe was recognized for his performance as the manager of a run-down motel which is home to struggling and almost homeless families in The Florida Project, one of the better films released previous year.

John Williams recieved his fifty-first Oscar nomination for Best Original Score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

But sometimes a film will slip so far under the radar until awards season begins, it's like someone just threw a dart at a map to get a random city, or threw random words together, attached formerly nominated director and actors and just made up a film.

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