Its great news for all at 20th Century Fox. The production house has the highest nominees at the Academy Awards.
Fox brings a reason for movie lovers to celebrate this February. Fox Star Studios is releasing the 90th Academy Award front-runners ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ in India. The films will release on 16th and 23rd February 2018 respectively.
Guillermo del Toro‘s lavish monster romance – The Shape of Water, is leading the pack with a whopping 13 nominations. For those who do not know, the film is just shy of tying the record of 14 nominations with Titanic (1997).
The Shape of Water is followed by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which has garnered 7 nominations.
Some of the categories The Shape of Water has been nominated in are:
• The Best Picture
• The Best Director
• Best Actress
• Best Original Screenplay
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been nominated for
• Best Actress
• Best supporting actor
• Best original screenplay
Apart from this, Fox’s The Boss Baby, War for the Planet of the Apes, Logan, Ferdinand and The Greatest Showman has also received nominations.
Director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) stated,
“It is a great honor and joy to be here, today with a picture that remains faithful to all my convictions and the images I have loved since infancy. I want to thank the Academy and my professional colleagues for their kind disposition towards “The Shape of Water.” I share these nominations with all the young filmmakers in Mexico and Latin America who put their hopes in our craft and the intimate stories of their imagination.”
Director Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) stated,
“I’m thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the beautiful work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, and our fearless leader Frances McDormand, have all been recognised so wonderfully. I can’t wait to celebrate with them all come March 4th.”