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That says the ones to beat are "Dunkirk", "Get Out", "Lady Bird", "Phantom Thread" and "The Shape of Water" (the directing nominees) and "Dunkirk", "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards" (the editing nominees also on the Best Picture list).

"The Shape of Water" won the coveted Producers Guild of America Award for film Saturday night, an honor that often leads to Oscar gold.

The Academy Awards dove all in for The Shape of Water. The film received a third nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Three Billboards' Frances McDormand also continued her successful awards streak with a nomination for best actress alongside Hawkins - it's McDormand's first in the category since winning in 1997 for Fargo.

SURPRISE: Meryl Streep scores 21st nomination for Best Actress in her role in The Post, making her the most nominated performer of all time.

In the Best Actress category, we didn't see either Jessica Chastain or Michelle Williams, both Golden Globe nominees.

Gary Oldman has confirmed his status as frontrunner for Best Actor, receiving a nomination for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. He was joined in the category by Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread) and Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.).

Despite the SAG Awards raining on every Sunken Place, superhero, and fish-man, genre had a stellar turnout when the Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday. This is an important feat as she didn't receive an individual nomination at the Golden Globes. The actor, who faces multiple sexual misconduct allegations, was not among those nominated.

"Three Billboards" director Martin McDonagh was a notable snub in the category, although he did receive a nod for original screenplay for the film.

Guillermo del Toro meanwhile, has become the fourth Latino director to be nominated. Peele has become one of Hollywood's biggest success stories after the movie grossed over $250 million on a $4.5 million budget.

What's Ahead: Right now, with 13 nominations, including salutes to its director and three of its stars, the front runner has to be "The Shape of Water".

Supporting Actor: 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".

And the Academy's sometimes halting progress toward diversity was in evidence as it included Jordan Peele's Get Out, a horror movie that explores racial fears, among the nine best picture nominations. Jordan Peele is now the only 5th black director nominated in Oscar history.


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