Indian actor Ali Fazal-starrer Victoria & Abdul has two nominations and Anupam Kher starrer The Big Sick stands a chance to win in one category at the 90th Academy Awards, where fantasy drama The Shape Of Water has a maximum of 13 nods.
Victoria & Abdul, a movie about a unique bond between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim, stands a chance to win in the Best Costume Design and Make-up and Hairstyling categories. In the film, Ali plays Abdul, with Hollywood veteran Judi Dench as Queen Victoria.
As for Anupam’s The Big Sick, it is nominated for the Writing (Original Screenplay) honour for Pakistan-origin Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.
The Shape of Water – a love story between a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore and a misunderstood aquatic monster — is in the race to win an award in Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay categories along with Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins in contention for the statuette in Lead Actress, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor categories respectively.
It is also contending in technical categories like Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Music – Original Score, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Writing (Original Screenplay).
The Shape Of Water is the tenth film in Oscar history to earn thirteen nominations, with the current record of fourteen nominations held by All about Eve (1950), Titanic (1997) and La La Land (2016).
Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, joined by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey, announced the nominations on Tuesday via a global live stream. Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra was one of the celebrities who participated in pre-taped category introductions.
Actor Priyanka Chopra featured in the introductory video to the Best Cinematography segment.The Quantico star was seen in a blink-and-you-miss appearance before the top five nominees in the segment were announced.
Newton, India’s official entry for the Foreign Language Film category, had failed to make the cut to the shortlist early in the selection process. Films from Sweden, Chile, Lebanon, Russia and Hungary have made it to the final list.
This year, Dunkirk has eight nominations, followed by Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri with seven nods, Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread tying at six, Blade Runner 2049 and Lady Bird registering five nods, and Call Me by Your Name, Get Out, “Mudbound” and Star Wars: The Last Jedi contending in four categories.
Baby Driver and I, Tonya stand a chance to win in three categories, while films with nominations each include Beauty and the Beast, Coco and The Post apart from Victoria & Abdul.
Veteran actress Meryl Streep has registered her 21st nomination with a spot in the Actress in a Leading Role for The Post, distributed in India by Anil Ambani-backed Reliance Entertainment. She will be competing with Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Hawkins.
In the Actor in a Leading Role, the nominees are: Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.).
At 88 years old, Christopher Plummer has become the oldest acting nominee to date. He is nominated for the Actor in a Supporting Role honour for All the Money in the World, in which he replaced Kevin Spacey who was ousted over sexual misconduct claims.
Christopher Nolan has scored his first-ever Oscar nomination for Best Director for his war film Dunkirk. Competing with him are; Jordan Peele for Get Out, Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird, Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread and Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.
The 90th Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre here. It will be aired in India live on Star Movies and Star Movies Select on March 5.
Here’s the complete list of nominations from Deccan Chronicle–
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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.
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
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
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water
Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
Get Out – Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro
The Boss Baby – Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
The Breadwinner – Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
Coco – Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Ferdinand – Carlos Saldanha
Loving Vincent – Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman
Dear Basketball – Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
Garden Party – Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon
Lou – Dave Mullins, Dana Murray
Negative Space – Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory
The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Logan – Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
The Big Sick – Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out – Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour – Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk – Hoyte van Hoytema
Mudbound – Rachel Morrison
The Shape of Water – Dan Laustsen
Best Documentary Feature:
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
Faces Places – JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda
Icarus – Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
Last Men in Aleppo – Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen
Strong Island – Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Edith+Eddie – Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – Frank Stiefel
Heroin(e) – Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon
Knife Skills – Thomas Lennon
Traffic Stop – Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Best Live Action Short Film:
DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk
The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale, Josh Lawson
My Nephew – Emmett Kevin Wilson, Jr.
The Silent Child – Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen
Best Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)
Baby Driver – Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Dunkirk – Lee Smith
I, Tonya – Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape of Water – Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Jon Gregory
Baby Driver – Julian Slater
Blade Runner 2049 – Mark Mangini, Theo Green
Dunkirk – Alex Gibson, Richard King
The Shape of Water – Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood
Baby Driver – Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin
Blade Runner 2049 – Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill
Dunkirk – Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
The Shape Of Water – Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick
Beauty and the Beast – Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
Darkest Hour – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Dunkirk – Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
The Shape Of Water – Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood
The Shape Of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Carter Burwell
Mighty River from Mudbound – Mary J. Blige
Mystery of Love from Call Me by Your Name – Sufjan Stevens
Remember Me from Coco – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Stand Up for Something from Marshall – Diane Warren, Common
This Is Me from The Greatest Showman – Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Makeup and Hair:
Darkest Hour – Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
Victoria and Abdul – Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
Wonder – Arjen Tuiten
Beauty and the Beast – Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour – Jacqueline Durran
Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges
The Shape Of Water – Luis Sequeira
Victoria and Abdul – Consolata Boyle
Blade Runner 2049 – John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick
Kong: Skull Island – Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlan
War for the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist