AceShowbiz - The Oscar race is officially on! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the full list of nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards, with Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis reading out the list live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Tuesday morning, January 23.
Leading the pack in terms of number is "The Shape of Water" with 13 nods. The fantasy romance is up for Best Picture, competing against other contenders including "Call Me by Your Name", "Darkest Hour", "Dunkirk", "Get Out", "Lady Bird", "Phantom Thread", "The Post" and "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri".
The Guillermo del Toro-directed pic also leads the helmer to earn Best Directing nomination along with Christopher Nolan ("Dunkirk"), Jordan Peele ("Get Out"), Greta Gerwig, "Lady Bird" and Paul Thomas Anderson ("Phantom Thread"). Steven Spielberg ("The Post") is surprisingly snubbed in this category.
"The Shape of Water" star Sally Hawkins is vying for Best Actress in a Leading Role trophy against Frances McDormand ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"), Margot Robbie ("I, Tonya"), Saoirse Ronan ("Lady Bird") and Meryl Streep ("The Post").
Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role 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.").
While his "The Post" co-star Meryl Streep earns her 21st Oscar nomination and eyes her fourth win, Tom Hanks surprisingly doesn't receive the same love at the upcoming Academy Awards. Meanwhile, James Franco doesn't get nominated in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him, despite his recent Golden Globe Award and SAG Award wins for his role in "The Disaster Artist". Though so, the movie is still nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The biggest snub is perhaps "Wonder Woman", which doesn't receive any nomination despite receiving a lot of praises for the best superhero movie of the year. The Patty Jenkins-directed flick was also snubbed at the Golden Globes, but it's nominated for the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Award at the upcoming Producers Guild of America Awards.
Other Oscar nominees include 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") and Sam Rockwell ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") for best supporting actor title.
Meanwhile, Best Actress in a Supporting Role category sees a competition among Mary J. Blige, ("Mudbound"), Allison Janney ("I, Tonya"), Lesley Manville ("Phantom Thread"), Laurie Metcalf ("Lady Bird") and Octavia Spencer ("The Shape of Water"). Spencer sets a record with her nomination, being the only black actress to receive three Oscar nominations. She won the first for her role in 2011's hit "The Help" and got nominated for the second time for her role in "Hidden Figures".
The winners will be announced at the ceremony that will air live on ABC March 4 at 8 P.M. ET from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Jimmy Kimmel is back as the host.