In what could be a super surprise to film lovers, the Oscar Nominations that were announced a while ago have stunned everyone as director Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape Of Water" got 13 nominations.
Including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor Supporting Role, Best Actress Supporting Role, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Sound Design, Music, Sound Mixing and Best Original Screenplay, the film went to standing by many other iconic films that got 13 nominations. We have to see if it will also win Most Oscars on March 4th as the Academy Awards get concluded that day.
Cut to other films, we have- Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post and Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri nominated for Best Picture.
We have Gary Oldman for "Darkest Hour," Timothee Chalamet for "Call Me By Your Name," Daniel Day-Lewis for "Phantom Thread," Daniel Kaluuya for "Get Out " and Denzel Washington for "Roman J. Israel, Esq" nominated for Best Actor trophy.
When it comes to actresses, Best actress nominees are Frances McDormand for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Saoirse Ronan for "Lady Bird," Sally Hawkins for "The Shape of Water," Meryl Streep for "The Post" and Margot Robbie "I, Tonya."
Meryl Streep's best actress nomination for media drama The Post is her 17th for best actress and her 21st if we include other categories.
Many expected that 'The Post' will get yet another nomination for Steven Spielberg under "Best Director" category while Tom Hanks will get "Best Actor" nomination. But they didn't get them, quite shockingly. The same film's actress Meryl Streep got "Best Actress" and The Post itself got nominated for "Best Picture".