The Guillermo del Toro-directed sci-fi flick nabs 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.
AceShowbiz - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has just announced the full list of movie nominees for the 2018 BAFTA Awards, and the "The Shape of Water" leads the pack with 12 nods. The Guillermo del Toro-directed sci-fi flick is now dominating the list of nominees at the upcoming awards ceremony after the helmer won the Best Director award at the recent Golden Globes in addition to Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat.
Tied for second place in terms of number are "Blade Runner 2049" and "Dunkirk", earning 8 nominations apiece. The Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi pic is up for Best Director and Best Special Visual Effects among others. Meanwhile the Christopher Nolan-directed war drama is vying for Best Film and Best Director prizes among others.
In Best Animated Film category, "Coco", which was announced as the Best Animated Film at Sunday's Golden Globes, will be competing against "Loving Vincent" and "My Life as a Courgette". The biggest winner at the Golden Globes, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", as well as other films like Jordan Peele's "Get Out", Steven Rogers' "I, Tonya" and Greta Gerwig's directorial debut "Lady Bird" are also in contention.
The 71st annual BAFTA Awards will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on February 18, with Joanna Lumley hosting.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
MAKE UP & HAIR
- "The Ghoul" - Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (Producers)
- "I Am Not a Witch" - Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
- "Jawbone" - Johnny Harris (Writer/Producer), Thomas Napper (Director)
- "Kingdom of Us" - Lucy Cohen (Director)
- "Lady Macbeth" - Alice Birch (Writer), William Oldroyd (Director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Producer)
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
- "Baby Driver" - Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater
- "Blade Runner 2049" - Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth
- "Dunkirk" - Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
- "The Shape of Water" - Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, Brad Zoern
- "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood
BRITISH SHORT FILM
- "Have Heart"
- "Poles Apart"
RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by public)
- "Cowboy Dave"
- "A Drowning Man"
- "Wren Boys"