We’ve had the Golden Globes, the Guilds, and the BAFTAs, and now it’s time for the main event of awards season: the Academy Awards.
In less than a week the lights will go on at the Dolby Theatre, the red carpet will be rolled out, and a couple of thousand actors, writers, directors, producers and so on will gather round to watch Jimmy Kimmel and a number of A-listers hand out a bunch of awards – but to which movies is the big question.
The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were dominated by Guillermo del Toro’s inter-species period fantasy The Shape of Water, which picked up 13 nods, followed by Dunkirk with eight and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with seven. The awards themselves, though, could be quite evenly spread out, despite Shape and Three Billboards emerging as the main two contenders over the course of awards season.
Some of the gongs would appear to be locked in, but there is still room for a few surprises and plenty of injustices come March 4.