Get Out and The Shape of Water Nominated for Best Picture Oscars

The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were released this morning, and included a number of surprises for genre fans: Most notably, Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water were among the Best Picture nominees, with both men also recognized for Best Director and both film’s leads (Daniel Kaluuya and Sally Hawkins, respectively) earning Best Actor/Actress nods. In addition, The Shape of Water led the list of this year’s Oscar films with a total of 13 nominations.

It’s impressive to see two genre films recognized, especially as both are primarily horror mixed with other SFF elements. Before this year, only seven horror films in the history of the Oscars have been nominated for Best Picture, with only two winning (in bold): RebeccaA Clockwork OrangeThe ExorcistJawsThe Silence of the LambsSixth Sense, and Black Swan.

In fact, this year’s crop seems to point to an increasing awareness of the need to consider diverse movies and moviemakers. As CNN points out, Peele is only the fifth African-American director nominated for Best Director, in an impressively varied slate that also includes Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird.

Interestingly, neither Wonder Woman nor Thor: Ragnarok received any nominations, not even for, say, Costume Design or Production Design. Logan did receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The 90th Academy Awards air Sunday, March 4. Below, the complete list of nominees:

Best Picture

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directing

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

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 Leading Role

  • Timothee 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.)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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

Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

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)

Documentary (Feature)

  • Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men In Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Edith + Eddie
  • Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Insult
  • Loveless
  • On Body And Soul
  • The Square

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)

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Wonder

Film Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape Of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

Music (Original Score)

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

Short Film (Live Action)

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O’Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child
  • Watu Wote/All Of Us

Short Film (Animated)

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Sound Mixing

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

Sound Editing

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

Costume Design

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

Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water

Production Design

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

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