Baku, January 24, AZERTAC
"The Shape of Water" dominated the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning, landing 13, one shy of the record. Guillermo del Toro's grown-up fairy tale romance between a mute woman and a misunderstood aquatic monster is up for best picture, best director, best screenplay and acting awards for Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins, in addition to a number of technical categories.
According to The Washington Post, not far behind was "Dunkirk," Christopher Nolan's war epic, which landed eight noms, including best picture, director (Nolan's first for directing) and cinematography but no acting prizes.
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has been gaining steam over the course of an awards season that has seen it win big prizes at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. That movie, about a woman who takes on the police after the murder of her daughter, is up for seven prizes, including best picture, lead actress for Frances McDormand and two supporting actor nominations, for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.
The Oscars made history Tuesday morning with the nomination of "Mudbound" cinematographer Rachel Morrison. She's the first woman to be nominated in that category.
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