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'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

Reese Witherspoon in HBO's Big Little Lies. Witherspoon was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a limited TV series or movie on Monday.
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Reese Witherspoon in HBO's Big Little Lies. Witherspoon was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a limited TV series or movie on Monday.

The nominees for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards were announced early Monday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy The Shape of Water — a dreamy love story between a mute janitor in a government lab and an amphibian man in tank — snagged the most motion picture nominations, with seven. Upcoming Pentagon Papers drama The Post and the darkly comic Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri got six apiece.

In television, the domestic melodrama Big Little Lies led the pack with six nominations, followed by Feud: Bette and Joan, Fargo, The Handmaid's Tale and This Is Us. HBO, Netflix and FX productions got the most TV nominations.


Both Big Little Lies and The Handmaid's Tale took home multiple awards at September's Emmy Awards.

The big winner at the 2017 Globes was La La Land, which took seven, including best motion picture, comedy or musical. But the night's final award went to Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, which won for best motion picture, drama.

Last year's ceremony was notable for other reasons, including a marked increase in diversity among the nominees and Meryl Streep's calling out President Trump for mocking a disabled reporter.

This year's awards — the 75th annual — will be hosted by Seth Myers and broadcast live on NBC on January 7.

Without futher ado, the nominees are:


Best Motion Picture – DramaCall Me By Your NameDunkirkThe PostThe Shape of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or MusicalThe Disaster Artist Get OutThe Greatest ShowmanLady BirdI, Tonya

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama Jessica Chastain, Molly's GameSally Hawkins, The Shape of WaterFrances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMeryl Streep, The PostMichelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – DramaTimothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your NameDaniel Day-Lewis, Phantom ThreadTom Hanks, The PostGary Oldman, Darkest HourDenzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, ESQ

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureMary J. Blige, MudboundHong Chau, DownsizingAllison Janney, I, TonyaLaurie Metcalf, Lady BirdOctavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureWillem Dafoe, The Florida ProjectArmie Hammer, Call Me By Your NameRichard Jenkins, The Shape of WaterChristopher Plummer, All The Money In The WorldSam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or ComedyJudi Dench, Victoria & AbdulHelen Mirren, The Leisure SeekerMargot Robbie, I, TonyaSaoirse Ronan, Lady BirdEmma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or ComedySteve Carell, Battle Of The SexesAnsel Elgort, Baby DriverJames Franco, The Disaster ArtistHugh Jackman, The Greatest ShowmanDaniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Director – Motion PictureGuillermo Del Toro, The Shape of WaterMartin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriChristopher Nolan, DunkirkRidley Scott, All The Money In The WorldSteven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion PictureGuillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of WaterGreta Gerwig, Lady BirdLiz Hannah, Josh Singer, The PostMartin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriAaron Sorkin, Molly's Game

Best Animated Feature FilmThe Boss BabyThe BreadwinnerCocoFerdinandLoving Vincent

Best Foreign Language FilmFantastic WomanFirst They Killed My FatherIn the FadeLovelessThe Square

Best TV Comedy Seriesblack-ishThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselMaster of NoneSMILFWill & Grace

Best Television Drama Series The CrownThe Handmaid's TaleThis Is UsStranger ThingsGame of Thrones

Best Limited TV Series or Movie Big Little LiesFargoFeud: Bette and JoanThe SinnerTop of the Lake: China Girl

Best Actress in a TV Comedy or MusicalPamela Adlon, Better ThingsAlison Brie, GLOWRachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselIssa Rae, InsecureFrankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor in a TV Comedy or MusicalAnthony Anderson, black-ishAziz Ansari, Master of NoneKevin Bacon, I Love DickWilliam H. Macy, ShamelessEric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Actress in a TV DramaCaitriona Balfe, OutlanderClaire Foy, The CrownMaggie Gyllenhaal, The DeuceKatherine Langford, 13 Reasons WhyElisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Best Actor in a TV DramaJason Bateman, OzarkSterling K. Brown, This Is UsFreddie Highmore, The Good DoctorBob Odenkirk, Better Call SaulLiev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a Limited TV Series or MovieJessica Biel, The SinnerNicole Kidman, Big Little LiesJessica Lange, Feud: Bette and JoanSusan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and JoanReese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Actor in a Limited TV Series or MovieRobert De Niro, The Wizard of LiesJude Law, The Young PopeKyle MacLachlan, Twin PeaksEwan McGregor, FargoGeoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Supporting Actress, TelevisionLaura Dern, Big Little LiesAnn Dowd, The Handmaid's TaleChrissy Metz, This Is UsMichelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of LiesShailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor, TelevisionDavid Harbour, Stranger ThingsAlfred Molina, Feud: Bette and JoanChristian Slater, Mr. RobotAlexander Skarsgård, Big Little LiesDavid Thewlis, Fargo

Best Original Score – Motion PictureCarter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriAlexandre Desplat, The Shape of WaterJonny Greenwood, Phantom ThreadJohn Williams, The PostHans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture"Home," Ferdinand"Mighty River," Mudbound"Remember Me," Coco"The Star," The Star"This Is Me," The Greatest Showman

NPR's Bill Chappell contributed to this report.

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