Golden Globes 2018: 'Shape of Water' and 'The Post' Lead Movie Nominees, Meryl Streep Breaks Record

'The Shape of Water', 'The Post' and 'Call Me by Your Name' are vying for Best Motion Picture award, while Meryl Streep is now an actor with the most Golden Globe nominations.

AceShowbiz - The nominees for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards have been announced. %cKristen Bell%, %cGarrett Hedlund%, %cSharon Stone% and %cAlfre Woodard% were on hand for the duty, revealing the nominations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday morning, December 11.

Dominating the movie pack are Guillermo del Torro's "The Shape of Water" with seven nods, Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" with six nominations apiece. The three movies are vying for Best Motion Picture, Drama, competing against Luca Guadagnino's romance "Call Me by Your Name" and Christopher Nolan's WWII movie "Dunkirk".

del Torro, Spielberg, McDonagh and Nolan are up for Best Director award, with the other nominee being Ridley Scott for his work in "All the Money in the World". %cAngelina Jolie%-directed movie "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers", meanwhile, is named alongside other nominees for Best Foreign Language Film.

Nominations for best musical or comedy film include "The Disaster Artist", "Get Out", "The Greatest Showman", "I, Tonya" and "Lady Bird", while "The Boss Baby", "The Breadwinner", "Coco", "Ferdinand" and "Loving Vincent" are nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

Eying the best drama actor nod are %cTimothee Chalamet% ("Call Me by Your Name"), %cDaniel Day-Lewis% ("Phantom Thread"), %cTom Hanks% ("The Post"), %cGary Oldman% ("Darkest Hour") and %cDenzel Washington% ("Roman J. Israel, Esq.").

In best drama actress category, movie vets %cMeryl Streep% ("The Post") and %cFrances McDormand% ("Three Billboards") are competing against %cJessica Chastain% ("Molly's Game"), %cSally Hawkins% ("The Shape of Water") and %cMichelle Williams% ("All the Money in the World").

This marks the 31st Golden Globe nomination for Streep, the most by any single actor in the 75-year history of the Golden Globes. She has won eight Golden Globe Awards and was honored with the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award. Reacting to her latest nomination, the 68-year-old actress tells EW, "I'm thrilled for the movie, for Steven and Tom, and for the incredible ensemble of actors who made this movie need its moment in history. Thanks HFPA."

In comedy or musical genre, %cSteve Carell% ("Battle of the Sexes") is battling it out against %cAnsel Elgort% ("Baby Driver"), %cJames Franco% ("The Disaster Artist"), %cHugh Jackman% ("The Greatest Showman") and %cDaniel Kaluuya% ("Get Out") for the best actor nod. Meanwhile, the best actress in musical or comedy category sees a competition among %cJudi Dench% ("Victoria & Abdul"), %cHelen Mirren% ("The Leisure Seeker"), %cMargot Robbie% ("I, Tonya"), %cSaoirse Ronan% ("Lady Bird") and %cEmma Stone% ("Battle of the Sexes").

The winners in movie and TV categories will be announced at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards which will air live, coast-to-coast on NBC Sunday, January 7, 2018 starting at 8 P.M. ET. %cSeth Meyers% is tapped to host.

The 2018 Golden Globe Award Nominations in Movie:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Best Animated Feature Film Best Foreign Language Film Best Director - Motion Picture Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Best Original Song - Motion Picture Best Original Score - Motion Picture

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