* Nominations are out for the 90th annual Academy Awards
* The Shape of Water leads with 13 nominations
* Many surprising contenders in the mix as well
Hollywood is buzzing with anticipation after nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama, The Shape of Water, leads the pack with 13 nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri followed behind with nine nods, and war flick, Dunkirk, earned seven.
This year’s Academy Awards air live on ABC on March 4. It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second year in a row. Last year’s show almost ended in disaster, when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were presented with the wrong envelope and mistakenly announced La La Land as Best Picture winner over Moonlight.
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, who tabulates the results, says new procedures are in place to ensure that a mix-up doesn’t happen again. Among the new rules: both the presenter and a stage manager will confirm that they’ve been given the correct envelope for the category they are about to present before the celebrity takes the stage. Rehearsals will also be mandatory to practice what to do if something goes wrong. And perhaps most importantly, PwC partners are prohibited from using cellphones or social media during the show. This, after PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant Brian Cullinan — the man behind the infamous envelope mix-up — was photographed on his cell phone leading up to the final category presentation last year.
As for the nominated pictures and stars, they have two months to campaign for that trophy, in hopes of convincing the Academy that they deserve that top prize. That also gives us two months to catch up on the movies we’ve missed, to screen them before the big night.
Here’s a look at who’s up for an Oscar — and how to watch the nominated films online.
1. Best Picture
Call Me by Your Name –
Darkest Hour –
Get Out –
Lady Bird –
Phantom Thread –
The Post – pre-order here and watch this
The Shape of Water –
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri –
2. Lead 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. –
3. Lead 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 –
4. 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 –
5. Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound – read the
Allison Janney, I, Tonya –
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread –
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird –
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water –
6. Best Director
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk –
Jordan Peele, Get Out –
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird –
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread –
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water –
7. Best Animated Feature
The Boss Baby – stream here.
Loving Vincent –
Catch the 90th Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, March 4. The show starts at 8pm EST / 5pm PST.