WWII Epic ‘Dunkirk’ and Freaky Fantasy ‘The Shape of Water’ Lead the 2018 Oscar Noms

See if your favorite flick was snubbed.


The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards have just been announced.

The Shape of Water received 13 total nominations, more than any other film. It is up for Best Picture, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins and nominations in every single technical category. This is a film about a mute woman who has sex with a fish, mind you.

Dunkirk also had an impressive showing. It received eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Christopher Nolan. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was close behind with seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell.

We are also downright delighted that Maxim favorite Margot Robbie is finally a Best Actress nominee. She earned her Oscar nomination for I, Tonya many times over, having to don a ’90s Tonya Harding wig and learn figure skating. That’s dedication, people.

Here, all the nominations in the categories you care about:

Best Picture

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best 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


Best Actor

Timothee 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.

Best Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

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

Best Foreign-Language Film

A Fantastic Woman, Chile
The Insult, Lebanon
Loveless, Russia
On Body and Soul, Hungary
The Square, Sweden


Best Animated Feature

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Best Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Congratulations to all the deserving nominees!

Check out the rest of the nominations at The Hollywood Reporter.