'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globe nominations with 7

(UPDATED) The awards season is expected to be overshadowed this year by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry

Agence France-Presse

Published: 10:56 PM December 11, 2017

Updated: 10:09 AM December 12, 2017

NOMINEES. Actress Alfre Woodard attends the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards nomination announcement, December 11, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. 'The Shape of Water,' Guillermo del Toro's fairy tale romance, led the Golden Globe nominations on Monday with seven nods, including for best motion picture drama and actress Sally Hawkins. "The Post" and 'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri' followed with six nods and coming-of-age film 'Lady Bird' got four nominations. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

LOS ANGELES, USA  (UPDATED)– The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro's fairy tale romance, led the Golden Globe nominations on Monday, December 11, with 7 nods, including for best motion picture drama and actress Sally Hawkins.

The Post and Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri followed with 6 nods and coming-of-age film "Lady Bird" got four nominations.

The announcements will give the nominees a welcome boost going into the race for March's Oscars, with the influential Screen Actors Guild nominations to come later this week.

The awards season is expected to be overshadowed this year by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.

The other best motion picture drama nominees are Call Me By Your Name, another coming-of-age tale, World War II thriller Dunkirk, media drama The Post and Three Billboards.

Although more high-profile than the SAGs, the Golden Globes are seen as less of an indicator of Oscars glory, as a relatively small group of non-US journalists – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – chooses the winners, rather than the industry itself.

On the television front, HBO drama Big Little Lies – already rewarded with several Emmys – led with 6 nominations.

FX anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan was close behind with four nominations, while Fargo, The Handmaid's Tale, and This is Us grabbed 3 each.

HBO comfortably led the television nominations with 12.

The Television Actresses nominated for this year’s #GoldenGlobes! Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: @jessicabiel, #NicoleKidman, #JessicaLange, @susansarandon, @reesewitherspoon Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama: @caitrionabalfe, #ClaireFoy, @mgyllenhaal, @katherinelangford, @elisabethmossofficial Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical: @pamelaadlon, #AlisonBrie, @rachelbrosnahan, @issarae, @frankieshawisag Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made For Television: @lauradern, #AnnDowd, @chrissymetz, #MichellePfeiffer, @shailenewoodley #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:58am PST

The Television Actors nominated for this year’s #GoldenGlobes! Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: #RobertDeNiro, #JudeLaw, @kyle_maclachlan, @mcgregor_ewan, #GeoffreyRush Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama: @batemanjason, @SterlingKBrown, #FreddieHighmore, @mrbobodenkirk, @LievSchreiber Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical: @anthonyanderson, @azizansari, @kevinbacon, @williamhmacy, @eric_mccormack Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made For Television: @DavidKHarbour, @OfficialMolina, @ChristianSlater, #AlexanderSkargård, #DavidThewlis #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:17am PST

The Series Nominated for this year’s #GoldenGlobes! Best TV Series - Drama: @thecrownnetflix, @gameofthrones, @handmaidsonhulu, @strangerthingstv, @nbcthisisus Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical: @blackishabc, #TheMarvelousMrsMaisel, @masterofnone, @sho_smilf, @nbcwillandgrace Best TV Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: #BigLittleLies, @fargo, #FeudBetteAndJoan, @thesinnerusa, #TopOfTheLakeChinaGirl #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:24am PST

The Film Actress Nominated for this year’s #GoldenGlobes! Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama: @jessicachastain, #SallyHawkins, #FrancesMcDormand, #MerylStreep, #MichelleWilliams Best Motion Picture Actress - Comedy or Musical: #JediDench, @helenmirren, @margotrobbie, #SaoirseRonan, #EmmaStone Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture: @therealmaryjblige, #HongChau, @AllisonBJanney, #LaurieMetcalf, #OctaviaSpencer #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:36am PST

The Film Actors Nominated for this year’s #GoldenGlobes! Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama: @tchalamet, #DanielDayLewis, @tomhanks, #GaryOldman, #DenzelWashington Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy or Musical: #SteveCarell, @ansel, #JamesFranco, @thehughjackman, #DanielKaluuya Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture: #WilliemDaFoe, @armiehammer, #RichardJenkins, #ChristopherPlummer, #SamRockwell #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:46am PST

The Directors, Screenwriters, Composers, and Songwriters nominated for this year’s #GoldenGlobes! Best Director: #GuillermoDelToro, #MartinMcDonagh, #ChristopherNolan, #RidleyScott, #StevenSpielberg Best Screenplay: #GuillermoDelToro, #VanessaTaylor, #GretaGerwig, #LizHannah, #JohnSinger, #MartinMcDonagh, #AaronSorkin Best Original Song: @nickjonas, @tranterjustin, #NickMonson, @raphael_saadiq, @therealmaryjblige, #TauraStinson, @mariahcarey, #MarcShaiman, #BenjPasek, #JustinPaul Best Original Score: #CarterBurwell, #AlexandreDesplat, #JonnyGreenwood, #JohnWilliams, #HansZimmer #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:54am PST

The Motion Pictures Nominated for this year’s #GoldenGlobes! Best Motion Picture - Drama: #CallMeByYourName, @dunkirkmovie, #ThePost, @shapeofwatermovie, @threebillboardsmovie Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: @disasterartistmovie, @getoutmovie, @greatestshowman, @itonyamovie, @ladybirdmovie Best Animated Film: #TheBossBaby, #TheBreadWinner, @pixarcoco, @ferdinandmovie, @lovingvincentmovie Best Foreign Language Film: #AFantasticWoman, #FirstTheyKilledMyFather, #InTheFade, #Loveless, #TheSquare #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:58am PST

The 75th Golden Globe Awards will take place in Beverly Hills on January 7, with talk show host Seth Meyers presenting. – Rappler.com