‘The Shape Of Water’ Leads Academy Award Nominations With 13 Nods

THE SHAPE OF WATER received nominations for:

  1. BEST PICTURE
  2. BEST DIRECTING – Guillermo del Toro
  3. BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Sally Hawkins
  4. BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Richard Jenkins
  5. BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Octavia Spencer
  6. BEST WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) – Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor
  7. BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) – Alexandre Desplat
  8. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  9. BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  10. BEST SOUND EDITING
  11. BEST SOUND MIXING
  12. BEST FILM EDITING
  13. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

About the film
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.  Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

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