– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s that time of the year where we celebrate the cream of the crop that’s been homegrown in Hollywood over the 12 months. Which movies display the top talents in the industry, and which will be remembered for decades to come as high points in the history of cinema?

Today, the Academy Awards listed their nominations for this year’s awards ceremony, and leading the pack is Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, with 13 nominations. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk came in with a solid 8 nomination, and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has 7.

Check out the full list below!

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

Actor in a Leading Role

Timothée 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.

Actress in a Leading Role

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

Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Actress in a Supporting Role


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


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

Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent


Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)
Darkest Hour (Bruno Delbonnel)
Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)
Mudbound (Rachel Morrison)
The Shape of Water (Dan Laustsen)

Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

Documentary (Feature)

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

Documentary (Short)

“Edith + Eddie”
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
“Knife Skills”
“Traffic Stop”

Film Editing

Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman
An Insult
On Body and Soul
The Square

Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul

Music (Original Score)

Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Music (Original Song)

“Mighty River” — Mudbound
“Mystery of Love” — Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me” — Coco
“Stand Up for Something” — Marshall
“This is Me” — The Greatest Showman

Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Short Film (Animated)

“Dear Basketball”
“Garden Party”
“Negative Space”
“Revolting Rhymes”

Short Film (Live Action)

“DeKalb Elementary”
“The Eleven O’Clock”
“My Nephew Emmett”
“The Silent Child”
“Watu Wote / All of Us”

Sound Editing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound Mixing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

What do you think of these nominations? Let us know down below!

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  • Kronx

    And now let the arguing over who should win by people who haven’t seen all of the films nominated begin!

  • Aline

    I’m hoping for Shape of the Water to win everything! Such stunning film.

    • TheOct8pus

      I can’t wait to see it! I better get on that….

    • randomironicname

      I missed it, only survived two weeks at the local Plex. Hope it gets a re-run now that it’s been nominated.

  • 2 Left Thumbs

    I wish Serkis would have been nominated for his last outing as Caesar. I think they need to add a performance capture category.

    EDIT: Hell, they could lump it as voice actor / performance capture even!

  • Moby85

    I like seeing Deakin’s competition for Cinamatography…He should finally win this year with Blade Runner 2049 you’d think. I think Blade Runner comes out of it with 2-3 Oscars. I’m also rooting for Logan OR The Distaster Artist for Best Adapted Screenplay. In fact, I’d say that’s the single award I’m most excited for.

    I still won’t watch the Oscars though as I haven’t in three years with all that political drivel they inject into what once was actually a show to hand out awards.

  • Kronx

    I hope Boss Baby wins. We deserve it.

  • Mad Barchetta

    Anyone else look at that logo and see “90 Scars?”

  • Neil Pye

    Get Out? Really?

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Two words. White Guilt.
      The movie was ok. It didn’t blow my mind with it’s twist. I think white people are afraid to admit it’s mediocrity just as feminists and SJW’s won’t admit Wonder Woman’s.
      And I know this is going to piss off a lot of people so let me save the energy of typing out that I’m a piece of shit racist asshole bigot.
      There, let’s discuss the merits of the films now.

  • FeixPunk

    Thank God nothing for WW.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Disaster Artist gets snubbed.

  • J-man The Great

    Even the Academy doesn’t think Wonder Woman was that good…everyone can stop pretending they liked it now.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.