Nine movies were nominated this year for the Oscars in the Best Picture category. The Shape of Water got the highest nods with a total of 13 nominations, followed by Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri with eight and seven nominations respectively.
The Shape of Water
A fantasy-romance movie that follows the life of a mute girl working at a scientific research facility who gradually falls in love with a sea creature. The movie is nominated for 13 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Sally Hawkins.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk unveils the real life incidents encountered by the British army at the time of World War II. Tom Hardy, Harry Styles and Cillian Murphy acted in this movie.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Frances McDormand plays the character of Mildred Hayes, a mother who is grieving her daughter’s death. She rents three abandoned billboards demanding justice for her daughter who was raped. Movie is written and directed by Martin McDonaugh, also stars Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
The film stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in the early days of World War II. Oldman is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film stars Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead role. The film depicts the glamour-filled couture world of post-war London. It is reportedly Daniel Day-Lewis’ last film.
A coming-of-age drama that follows Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson played by Saoirse Ronan and her strained relationship with her mother. The movie received five Academy Award nominations, including director Greta Gerwig.
This American horror movie stars Daniel Kaluuya, a black man who visits his white girlfriend’s house. Soon, he witnesses strange things happening around. The film is written and directed by Jordan Peele.
Call Me by Your Name
Set in Northern Italy in 1983, the film chronicles the life of a 17-year-old boy, Elio Perlman, who falls in love with his father’s assistant Oliver. The film stars Timothee Chalamet as Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks as Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee respectively. The film is inspired from the true story of the publisher and the journalists from The Washington Post and their attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers. The film marks Meryl Streep’s 21st Oscar nomination.