Five Oscar Hits and Misses Worth Talking About

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:

"It is disappointing that I am the first person to comment! This is a very ..."

Seven Reasons Why We Need Mister ..."
"Agreed. I don't think God throws basketball games. But I do think that we can ..."

What Golden State Can Teach Us ..."
"...and, there are undoubtedly non-believers on winning teams, and even losing ones."

What Golden State Can Teach Us ..."
"I think the Warriors have a lot of high-character players and they also have a ..."

What Golden State Can Teach Us ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment