The Shape of Water leads with 13 nominations

Oscars nominations 2018 Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis will be hosting while Priyanka Chopra is a special guest

Guillermo Del Toro's fantasy thriller romance, "The Shape of Water", about a mute cleaning lady drawn into an otherworldly love affair, got nominations including nearly all of the major categories - Best picture, Best director, Best actress, Best supporting actor and Best supporting actress. Human error at last year's show led to "La La Land" mistakenly being named the best picture victor before the actual victor, "Moonlight", was announced.

Frances McDormand, a four-time nominee and a victor for Fargo in 1997, was nominated for her lead performance in Three Billboards.

If Gerwig does win the category, she will be the second female to do so.

The nominations were announced by actors Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis.

The 90th annual Academy Awards will be hosted live by Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, March 4 starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed. The Incredibles was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and won Best Animated Feature.

SURPRISE: Denzel Washington for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.": Washington's portrayal of a lawyer caught in a moral quagmire left critics lukewarm and didn't make much of an impact at the box office, yet it has earned the beloved actor his ninth Oscar nomination and sixth in the Best Actor category. The two biggest names however, at least when it comes to the history books, are Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird and Jordan Peele for Get Out. He won a best supporting actor award for his work on the 2011 film "Beginners". The Best Picture nominations might also have included "The Florida Project", Sean Baker's stunning portrait of poverty in America, which will be represented only by Willem Dafoe, who received a Supporting Actor nomination.

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In a year where prescriptive action to increase safety and diversity is a daily conversation, this year's best picture victor should be one that symbolises the actions of the past few months - the solidarity of the black dresses at the Golden Globes, the creation of the Time's Up legal defence fund, the fight for diverse voices to be heard in film.

Women in Hollywood felt some long overdue love on Tuesday when Oscar nominations rained in for movies about their stories and for the actresses and directors who bring them to life.

The dark drama is one of the favourites for best picture, and winning that without a best director nomination certainly isn't impossible - Ben Affleck managed it with Argo in 2013.

"I am honoured beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defence of press freedom, and inclusion of women's voices in the movement of history - Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers".

With Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) in the Supporting Actress category (along with Kaluuya and Washington in Best Actor), a fifth of the 20 nominated actors are black. It scored four nominations.

Sound Mixing: "Baby Driver", "Blade Runner 2049", "Dunkirk", "The Shape of Water", "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". "Its specialty label, Fox Searchlight, is behind both "Three Billboards" and "The Shape of Water", and Fox released The Post".

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