Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water looks set to dominate at the 90th Academy Awards after landing 13 nominations on Tuesday (23Jan18).
The fantasy drama is up for the coveted Best Picture prize, del Toro’s film also earned him nods in the Best Director and Original Screenplay categories as well as nominations for a host of technical awards.
In the Best Picture section it will be up against Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Darkest Hour, Lady Bird, Get Out, Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post, and Phantom Thread.
Its cast are also among those competing for Oscars, with Sally Hawkins earning a Best Actress nod and her co-stars Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins up for supporting acting prizes.
Meanwhile, del Toro is competing against Jordan Peele (Get Out), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), and Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) in the Best Director race.
Meryl Streep earned her 21st Academy Award nomination for her role in The Post. She is up for Best Actress alongside Hawkins, Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird).
Hot favorite Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) will battle Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) for the top male acting prize.
Fighting it out with Jenkins for Best Supporting Actor are Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) and Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project).
Octavia Spencer will take on Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread).
The 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on 4 March (18) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.