The Shape of Water Leads British Academy Film And Television Arts Awards Nominations

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The British Academy Film and Television Arts has revealed its nominations for the 2018 BAFTA Awards. The Shape of Water received 12 nominations.

The Shape Of Water Leads BAFTA Nominations

Guillermo del Toro's science-fiction masterpiece received the most BAFTA Awards this year. The film has picked up the following nominations: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound.

Del Toro, who won Best Director at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, picked up nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, which he shared with Vanessa Taylor. Both Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer received respective nominations for the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories.

Composer Alexandre Desplat picked up a nomination for Best Original Music. Desplat won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score on Sunday.

The Shape of Water is also nominated for awards at both the Critics' Choice Awards and the Writer's Guild Awards.

Three Billboards And 'Darkest Hour' Right Behind

The next two films that received the most nominations were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the Winston Churchill biographic film Darkest Hour. Both movies got nine nominations each.

The Golden Globe Awards' big winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which scored four wins at the ceremony, was nominated for the BAFTAs Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

Golden Globe winners Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell were nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Their costar, Woody Harrelson, was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri director Martin McDonagh received three nominations including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and shared the BAFTA exclusive category Outstanding British Film with collaborators Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin.

The movie has also earned four Screen Actor Guild Award nominations.

While Gary Oldman won the Best Actor in the Motion Picture-Drama award at the Golden Globes, Darkest Hour did not walk away with any prizes. The British Academy nominated the film for Best Picture, Best Actor (Oldman), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up and Hair, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.

The film also received a nomination in the BAFTA exclusive category as Outstanding British Film.

I, Tonya Scores 5 Nominations

Another film that picked up multiple amounts of nominations was the Tonya Harding biographical pic I, Tonya. Margot Robbie received a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of the controversial skating legend while Golden Globe-winning actress Allison Janney scored a nomination for her portrayal of Harding's mother.

The movie was also nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up and Hair, and Best Original Screenplay.

Many entertainment insiders believe that the BAFTAs might be a reliable indicator of which actors and films might be nominated or win big at the 2018 Academy Awards.

The BAFTAs will take place at Royal Albert Hall in London, England on Feb. 18.

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