NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Guillermo del Toro‘s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards.
“Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman ever nominated in the category in nominations announced Tuesday.
The film academy voted in nine films as best picture contenders: “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “The Post,” “Dunkirk,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “Phantom Thread.”
There will be new rules at the Oscar after last year’s big Best Picture mistake.
The auditing firm Price Waterhouse Coopers said it’s changing the way it handles the envelopes.
Last year, a PWC partner handed the presenters the wrong envelope which led to “La La Land” being named Best Picture instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight.”
PWC said this year the presenter and a stage manager must confirm they’ve been given the correct envelope.
Also, the partners will attend show rehearsals and practice what to do if something goes wrong.
Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis joined John Bailey, president of the film academy, to reveal the nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards.
The 90th annual Academy Awards will be presented in a March 4 ceremony hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
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