Cold War monster movie “The Shape of Water” led nominations for the British Academy Film Awards as organizers announced a new female host and promised to fight sexism and sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
The movie gained 12 nominations leading the pack as the movie awards season gets under way.
Guillermo del Toro is also nominated as best director for his film, which picked up two gongs at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
But despite winning best original score and best director at the Hollywood ceremony, “The Shape of Water” failed to convert nominations to wins in five other categories.
Mirroring the Golden Globes’ picks, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) showered crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” with nine nominations after the movie picked up four trophies on Sunday