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71st British Academy Film Awards: 'Shape of Water,' 'Three Billboards,' 'Darkest Hour' lead the pack of BAFTA nominees

71st British Academy Film Awards: 'Shape of Water,' 'Three Billboards,' 'Darkest Hour' lead the pack of BAFTA nominees

71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) will honor the best in national and foreign films of 2017 — Nominations for 2017 BAFTAs are in and members of the Academy have spoken by rewarding Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water with a whopping 12 nominations, including for best film, director, screenplay, actress (Sally Hawkins), and supporting actress (Octavia Spencer). Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Joe Wright's Darkest Hour each earned 9 nominations including for film and director. Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell earned supporting nods for their work in Three Billboards and two-time BAFTA winner Gary Oldman will look to take home his first Leading accolade for his fine performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.