‘The Shape of Water’ Sinks Competition As The 2018 Oscar Nominations Are Announced

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The 2018 Awards Season has hit the home stretch as the 2018 Oscar nominations have been revealed! Which films received the most nominations?

The Shape of Water Leads The Pack

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water received 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Production, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Original Score.

Del Toro shares Best Original Screenplay with Vanessa Taylor and also earned a spot in the Best Director race. Meanwhile, Sally Hawkins scored a Best Actress nomination for her role as deaf janitor Elisa Esposito.

Her co-stars, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer, also earned Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress nominations for their respective portrayals of Giles and Zelda Fuller.

The Shape of Water has scored numerous awards at the Golden Globe Awards and the Critics' Choice Awards.

Dunkirk And Three Billboards

Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk received eight nominations.  The Dark Knight Trilogy director earned a nomination for Best Director. The film also picked up nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score. Dunkirk also marked Harry Styles' acting debut on the silver screen.

Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Epping, Missouri received seven nominations. Actress Frances McDormand secured a spot in the Best Actress race, while her co-stars Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson earned spots in the Best Supporting Actor category. The film's director, Martin McDonagh, received nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. 

Three Billboards Outside Epping, Missouri took home a majority of awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Darkest Hour And Phantom Thread Tie At Six

Historical dramas Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread got six nominations each. Both films received nominations in the Best Picture and Best Costume Design categories. Also, the films' respective leading men, Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis, each gained a place in the Best Actor category.

Darkest Hour also scored nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Make-Up and Hair Styling. Meanwhile, Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville picked up a Best Supporting Actress nomination. Paul Thomas Anderson also scored a spot in the Best Director category for directing Day-Lewis and Manville.

Fan-favorite actors Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish announced the 90th Oscars Nominations.

Before Haddish and Serkis revealed the nominees, an all-star group of actresses including Priyanka Chopra, Gal Gadot, Molly Shannon, Zoe Saldana, and Rebel Wilson were featured in a mini-film that introduced the categories.

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel is expected to return to host the awards on March 4.

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