90th edition of Academy Awards has raised all eyebrows with many surprising yet deserving nominations with The Shape of Water leading the way by sweeping 13 nominations in major categories.
The nominations of the Oscars 2018 were announced live on Youtube at 6:50 pm on January 23 (Tuesday).
While many films got multiple nominations at Hollywood’s prestigious award show it was Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama that took away the nominations with a storm. The film is nominated in 13 categories and has become one of the most nominated films of Hollywood ever.
The Shape of Water narrates the story of a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who befriends a captured humanoid-amphibian creature.
Take a look at the impressive streak of nominations of the film:
Best Actress: Sally Hawkins
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro
Best Supporting Actor (Male): Richard Jenkins
Best Supporting Actor (Female): Octavia Spencer
Best Original Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Best Cinematography: Dan Laustsen
Best Film Editing: Sidney Wolinsky
Best Sound Editing: Nathan Robitaille
Best Sound Mixing: Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern
Best Production Design
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat
Best Costume Design
The film, which was released to universal acclaim, is now eyeing towards making history at the Oscars by winning some of the most prestigious awards of the night.
Other notable films that made it to the Oscars with more than multiple nominations are Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Lady Bird, Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, I, Tonya and Three Billboards Outside Missouri, Ebbing.
The nominations were hosted by popular host Tiffany Haddish and actor Andy Serkis host the event from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles.
Popular host Jimmy Kimmel is all set to entertain the audience as he has been officially appointed as the host for Oscars 2018, which will take place on March 4, 2018.