The Shape of Water


Let’s talk about the Oscar nominations that were announced today. We have a bone to pick with the Academy regarding Best Picture. It’s a GOOD thing that up to 10 films can be nominated – but some of the best movies were left OUT! The Big Sick, The Florida Project, I, Tonya, and yes, The Disaster Artist, were snubbed in favor of the less entertaining and far more PRETENTIOUS all-male Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, and Phantom Thread. (And nobody loves Daniel Day-Lewis more than we do!) We think (and hope) that Three Billboards and The Shape of Water will win most of the awards, but we’re also rooting for the swoon-worthy Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, and Get Out. Allison Williams deserved a Best Supporting nomination for Get Out, but there were just too many great female performances this year. Best Actor nominations are disappointing, except for Timothee Chalamet – women really have an advantage this year and none too soon.

Photo: Three Billboards’ brilliant Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell