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‘The Shape of Water’ sees lots of love during the 2017 Academy Award nominations

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  The Oscar statuette is seen backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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The Oscar statuette is seen backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

The 90th Academy Awards nominations were announced early today, with “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” leading the pack.

The 90th Academy Awards nominations were announced early today, with “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” leading the pack.

“The Shape of Water” came out on top with thirteen nominations, including nods for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Director.

The nominees also include a pleasantly surprising mix of high and low budget productions, wide releases and indie favorites, and a few first-time-nominees such as Jordan Peele, Christopher Nolan and Timothée Chalamet.

We discuss the year in film, who the winners may be and what this year’s nominations say about the direction of the Academy.

Guest:

Tom O’Neill, editor and founder of Gold Derby

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