the shape of water best makeup snub

The Shape of Water is a dark, dreamy fairy tale, a stunning allegory about the oppressed minority, and a love letter to cinema, but none of it would work without its star Doug Jones, tucked away underneath layers of elaborate latex. And Jones couldn’t do what he does best without the help of some of the best creature-feature makeup in recent memory.

It’s too bad that the Oscars don’t think so. In fact, it’s downright infuriating. Ahead of the 2018 Academy Awards nominations, the shortlist for Best Make-up and Hairstyling has been released — and The Shape of Water is nowhere to be seen. Instead, we have another David Ayer movie getting a nomination for make-up.

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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Winners

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society put their heads (and votes) together and announced the winners of their 2017 awards. This is the inaugural year for the LAOFCS (/Film’s own Peter Sciretta is a member), which was formed in late 2016 with the hope of creating a critics group that was “as diverse as the city in which it is based.” Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water won big this year, with other awards going to Lady BirdI, Tonya and more. See the full list of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award winners below.

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Big Little Lies Golden Globes

All award shows are, to some degree, kind of silly. But the Golden Globes may be the silliest of the bunch, largely because of their bizarre categorizations of certain movies that seem to defy rational thought. (The fact that they have an open bar probably factors in as well.) Look at Ridley Scott’s The Martian being considered a comedy or musical, or this year’s Get Out falling into that same category.

But there’s some controversy brewing over Big Little Lies. While HBO’s show, which starred Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, was one of the best things to air on television this year, there’s some contention over whether it belongs in the Limited Series category since it was recently renewed for a second season. And now HBO has released a statement defending the Big Little Lies Golden Globes categorization. Read their statement below, and see if you think they have a valid point.
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The road to the Oscars is paved with a dozen other awards ceremonies, all them celebrating the best in film and television and all them loaded with politics and vendettas and personal backbiting. Sure, this is a time for everyone in the industry to come together and celebrate a great year in cinema, but it is also a time all for insane machinations as everyone jockeys to win the world’s most popular popularity contest. In short: awards are really fun and impact the film industry in major ways, but they can also be silly. Keep that in mind as your favorite movies get ignored over the next few months.

In related news, the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees have been announced and while awards are silly, this is a pretty stellar line-up of movies. Let’s take a look.

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2018 golden globes nominations

The awards season race is officially in full swing, with the 2018 Golden Globe nominations announced early Monday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone announced the nominees for the best of television and film in 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The live stream for the announcements began at 8:15 a.m. ET at the Golden Globes website.

Below, see the full list of nominees for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Best Documentary Oscar shortlist

It’s Awards Season™! Time for filmmakers, performers and more across the land to clear some room in their trophy cases, or perhaps go home empty handed. As 2017 winds down and blossoms into 2018, get ready for an avalanche of awards. The Oscars are the granddaddy of them all, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just narrowed down their shortlist for Documentary Feature Oscar nominations. Five of these fifteen films will land a nomination, but only one will go home a winner. The full Best Documentary Oscar shortlist is below.

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association award winners

Sound the trumpet – awards season is upon us! There is no escape from awards season – you can run but you can’t hide from the glut of critic societies and other organizations announcing movie award winners and nominees as the year comes to a close. Just recently, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their winners for the best films and performances of the year, and the Annie Awards have announced their nominations for the best animated material of 2017. Get the full lists of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award winners and the Annie Award nominees below.

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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Nominations

As the year winds down, it’s time for award season to begin. Various film critic groups across the land are in the process of announcing their nominees and winners for the best films of 2017. The Lost Angeles Online Film Critics Society is the latest org to announce their nominations, with Guillermo del Toro‘s beautiful romantic fantasy The Shape of Water topping the list with the most nominations. The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Nominations are below.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Clip

Hollywood and the music industry have occasionally crossed paths throughout the years — a pop star sings on a romantic-comedy soundtrack, a musician takes a dip in the acting pool — but in the era of needle drops and “Hans Zimmer is a rock god” takes, these intersections will only become more frequent.

Now that the Grammy Award nominations are out, Hollywood has scored big, raking in several nods for prolific blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (best compilation soundtrack) and La La Land (best score soundtrack for visual media), as well a spoken word album nomination for the late and great Carrie Fisher. And of course we can’t go a year without Mr. Rock God himself, Zimmer, scoring two nominations for both Dunkirk and Hidden Figures.

Read on to see more of the Hollywood Grammy nominations.

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Call Me By Your Name

It seems like there are two clear front-runners as the movie awards race kicks off with the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

While Jordan Peele’s horror hit Get Out swept multiple categories at the beginning of the ceremony including best screenplay, breakthrough director, and the audience award, it was Call Me By Your Name that won the coveted best feature award in a surprising last-minute twist. On the heels of the Independent Spirit Award nominations, which were also dominated by Get Out and Call Me By Your Name, it seems like these two films have been named front-runners in the Oscar race.

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