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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads Critics Choice Movie Nominations with 14

As award season gets into full swing, Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water is beginning to look more and more like a frontrunner.

The film is leading the Critics Choice Awards movie nominations with 14. This includes nods for best picture, Del Toro as best director, original screenplay, Sally Hawkins as best actress and Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer in the supporting acting categories.

Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, The Post and Dunkirk are right behind with eight noms. All five films will compete for best picture against The Big Sick, Darkest Hour, The Florida Project, Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

In addition to best picture, Get Out also received nods for best director and original screenplay for Jordan Peele, best actor Daniel Kaluuya and best sci-fi/horror movie.

For the nerds, Logan, Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman are all nominated for best action movie, with Wonder Woman and Thor also competing for best visual effects.

Here is the full list of movie nominations.

Best Picture

The Big Sick
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird 
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk 
Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Steven Spielberg – The Post

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Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out.

Best Actor

Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger
Tom Hanks – The Post
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
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

Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Patrick Stewart – Logan
Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Hong Chau – Downsizing
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Holly Hunter – The Big Sick
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird 
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

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Dafne Keen in Logan. Source: Film School Rejects

Best Young Actor/Actress

Mckenna Grace – Gifted
Dafne Keen – Logan
Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project
Millicent Simmonds – Wonderstruck
Jacob Tremblay – Wonder

Best Acting Ensemble

Lady Bird
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Original Screenplay

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird 
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer – The Post
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Jordan Peele – Get Out

Best Adapted Screenplay

James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name 
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist
Dee Rees and Virgil Williams – Mudbound
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game 
Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky – Wonder

Best Animated Feature

The Breadwinner
Despicable Me 3
The LEGO Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

Best Action Movie

Baby Driver
Thor: Ragnarok
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

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Amazons fight German soldiers on the beach in Themyscira in Wonder Woman. Source: Collider

Best Comedy

The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
Girls Trip
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Actor in a Comedy

Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok
Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick
Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Actress in a Comedy

Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Zoe Kazan – The Big Sick
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Blade Runner 2049
Get Out
The Shape of Water

Best Foreign Language Film

BPM (Beats Per Minute)
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
The Square

Best Song

Evermore – Beauty and the Beast
Mystery of Love – Call Me By Your Name
Remember Me – Coco
Stand Up for Something – Marshall
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

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Hugh Jackman (center) stars in The Greatest Showman. Source: Entertainment Weekly

Best Score

Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread
Dario Marianelli – Darkest Hour
Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049
John Williams – The Post
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049 
Hoyte van Hoytema – Dunkirk 
Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water
Rachel Morrison – Mudbound
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom – Call Me By Your Name

Best Production Design

Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin – The Shape of Water
Jim Clay, Rebecca Alleway – Murder on the Orient Express
Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis – Dunkirk
Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola – Blade Runner 2049
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Beauty and the Beast
Mark Tildesley, Véronique Melery – Phantom Thread

Best Editing

Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar – The Post
Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos – Baby Driver
Lee Smith – Dunkirk 
Joe Walker – Blade Runner 2049
Sidney Wolinsky – The Shape of Water

Best Costume Design

Renée April – Blade Runner 2049
Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread
Jacqueline Durran – Beauty and the Beast 
Lindy Hemming – Wonder Woman
Luis Sequeira – The Shape of Water

Best Hair and Make Up

Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water

Best Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Thor: Ragnarok
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

The Critics Choice Awards will air live Thursday, Jan. 11 on The CW

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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