Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates with 13 Nominations!! Check Out the Full List!!

The Oscar nominations are here! At long last, the list of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards have been unveiled. The Shape of Water leads the pack with 13 nominations overall, including Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actor. Guillermo del Toro‘s fairy tale is pretty far ahead, as Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri comes closest with 9 nominations, while Dunkirk scored 7 nominations including a first-ever Best Director nod for Christopher Nolan. Yes indeed, the director’s branch of the Academy finally came around after snubbing nolan for The Dark Knight and Inception, and he joins a delightfully diverse lineup that also includes Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird and Jordan Peele for Get Out. Also of note: While a box office disappointment, Blade Runner 2049 managed five Oscar nominations this morning.

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri also fared incredibly well, even if it missed Best Director for Martin McDonagh. The biggest surprise inclusion overall, however, was Phantom Thread. Most figured Paul Thomas Anderson‘s drama hadn’t been seen by enough voters, but Anderson snuck in the Best Director race, the film scored a Best Picture nod, and Lesley Manville got into the Best Supporting Actress race. Unfortunately, that meant Holly Hunter got left off that shortlist.

Other notable absences include Armie Hammer for Best Supporting Actor in Call Me by Your Name (I’m genuinely mad about it), and James Franco for Best Actor. Sexual harassment allegations surfaced against Franco in the last few days of Oscar voting, but surprise nominee Denzel Washington was always bubbling under the surface for Roman J. Israel and we know the Academy’s aversion to the comedy genre, so it’s impossible to tell if Franco not making the cut had anything to do with those allegations.

But also, Rachel Morrison became the first woman ever nominated in the Best Cinematography category for her stunning work on Mudbound. There’s some good stuff here!

Check out the full Oscar nominations list below. Jimmy Kimmel returns as host for the 90th Oscars, which air on ABC live on March 4th at 5pm PT/8pm ET.

Best Picture

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour


Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Best Actor

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

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

Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory

The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Logan – Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green

Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Best Original Screenplay

The Big Sick – Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out – Jordan Peele

Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

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 Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast – Jacqueline Durran

Darkest Hour – Jacqueline Durran

Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges

The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira

Victoria & Abdul – Consolata Boyle

Best Editing

Baby Driver – Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss

Dunkirk – Lee Smith

I, Tonya – Tatiana S. Riegel

The Shape of Water – Sidney Wolinsky

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Jon Gregory

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul


Best Original Score

Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer

Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood

The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Carter Burwell

Best Original Song

“Mighty River” from Mudbound – Mary J. Blige

“Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name – Sufjan Stevens

“Remember Me” from Coco – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman – Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Stand Up for Something” from Marshall – Diane Warren and Common

Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour


The Shape of Water

Best Sound Editing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


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 Animated Film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman – Chile

The Insult – Lebanon

Loveless – Russia

On Body and Soul – Hungary

The Square – Sweden

Best Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places


Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Best Documentary – Short Subject


Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405


Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Best Short Film – Animated

Dear Basketball

Garden Party


Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

Best Short Film – Live-Action

DeKalb Elementary

The Eleven O’Clock

My Nephew Emmett

The Silent Child

Watu Wote/All of Us


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