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.
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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
This year's main Best Picture contenders? Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Our prediction for surprise contender goes to THE FLORIDA PROJECT which is all kinds of brilliant
The below if a point well made, despite recent Three Billboards controversy
(which if you're not up-to-date with...)
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
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?
A roundup-of-sorts below
In unsurprising news: the Academy are being extra
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
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