Five Oscar Hits and Misses Worth Talking About

Five Oscar Hits and Misses Worth Talking About January 23, 2018
Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water, photo courtesy Fox Searchlight
Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water, photo courtesy Fox Searchlight

Oscar—Hollywood’s very own golden, naked Santa Claus—handed out gifts this morning, and he was especially generous to The Shape of Water.

The fantasy romance helmed by monster impresario Guillermo del Toro snagged 13 Oscar nominations, including ones for Best Director (del Toro), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins) and Best Picture. Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s riveting war flick, collected eight, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri nabbed seven.

But digging deeper into the nominations announced this morning, we find some interesting themes in play.

A few I found worth noting:

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