When nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 23, Guillermo del Toro‘s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” led the way with a lucky 13 bids. Christopher Nolan‘s “Dunkirk” reaped eight nominations while Martin McDonagh‘s character study “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” got seven. All three number Best Picture bids among their nominations and both del Toro and Nolan contend for Best Director. (Tour through our photo gallery above to see the nominees in all 24 competitive categories.)
The other six Best Picture nominees in order of their total nomination count are: six-time contenders “Darkest Hour” and “Phantom Thread”; five-time nominee “Lady Bird”; four-time hopefuls “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out”; and two-timer “The Post.”
“The Shape of Water” is the 10th film to earn 13 Oscar nominations, following “Gone with the Wind” (1939), “From Here to Eternity” (1953), “Mary Poppins” (1964), “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), “Forrest Gump” (1994), “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001), “Chicago” (2002), and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Five of those nine previous films went on to win Best Picture.
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