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Oscar Countdown Begins as Nominations Go Public

Oscar Countdown Begins as Nominations Go Public

'The Shape of Water' leads the field with 13 nominations; 'Lady Bird' receives five

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Posted 5 years agoby Jené Shaw

The countdown to the 90th Academy Awards began in earnest this morning with the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

Fantasy film The Shape of Water led the count with 13 nominations, including nods for directing, cinematography, and best motion picture. Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri followed with eight and seven nominations, respectively.

Lady Bird, the Sacramento-based coming-of-age story, received five nominations, including recognition for Saoirse Ronan (Best Actress) and Greta Gerwig (Best Director). Earlier this month Gerwig won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.


Scoring a seat to the Oscars is no easy task—tickets are not on sale to the public and are typically bought up by studios—and even a seat in the bleachers is a tough one to get (note for next year: you can enter the Oscar Red Carpet Fan Experience in October). But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a star-studded trip to Los Angeles.


Read our tips on 12 Places to Spot Celebrities, stay at one of seven Oscar-worthy hotels, get tickets to see a live TV show, or take our advice on 5 Amazing Things to do in Hollywood.


Watch the Oscars live on ABC on March 4 at 6:30 p.m./3:30 p.m. PT.


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