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Oscar nominations 2018: The Shape of Water leads the pack as fan favourites Get Out and Lady Bird get nods - as it happened

What went down at The Academy's 5am announcement in LA

Oscars 2017: Best Picture confusion

Another year, another batch of Oscars nominations, and for once the general consensus is that The Academy got it right.

At an eye-watering 5.22am PST in Los Angeles (1.22pm GMT) the 2018 nominees were announced by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis live from the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

As expected, Guillermo del Toro's surreal yet touching romance The Shape of Water picked up the most nominations, landing a sizeable 13, with Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk and Joe Wright's Churchill biopic Darkest Hour following, albeit quite far behind.

Luscious movies Call Me By Your Name and Phantom Thread also made the big categories, along with indie darlings Lady Bird and Get Out. Respective directors Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig managed to earn Best Director nods for their directorial debuts, Gerwig becoming only the fifth woman to enter that category.

Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi also snuck into the mix thanks to the Oscars involving a larger number of technical awards.

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The 2018 Oscars will take place on Sunday 4 March presented by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Today is the day! The Oscar 2018 nominations are set to be announced in just under three hours

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:25
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This year's main Best Picture contenders? Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:43
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Our prediction for surprise contender goes to THE FLORIDA PROJECT which is all kinds of brilliant

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:44
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The below if a point well made, despite recent Three Billboards controversy

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:46
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Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:47
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It must be said this year's Best Actress race is poised to be the most exciting one in years with a range of high-calibre yet extremely unique roles

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:57
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It'll ultimately end up a Frances McDormand (Three Billboards) and Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) face-off - who do you think is more deserving?

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:58
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Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 10:59
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In unsurprising news: the Academy are being extra

  

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 11:01
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And we should *really* point out that PADDINGTON 2 was not eligible for any nominations so poor Hugh Grant will have to wait his turn

Kristin Hugo23 January 2018 11:03

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