Canadians among 2018 Oscar nominations include Christopher Plummer, The Shape of Water, The Breadwinner

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      Several Canadians and films with connections to Canada were among the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards announced today (January 23).

      Veteran Canadian actor Christopher Plummer received a best supporting actor nomination for All the Money in the World. Plummer did reshoots for the role after the film was completed to replace and erase Kevin Spacey's performance in the film, after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct and harassment.

      Plummer had received a Golden Globe nomination for the role but did not win. If he wins the Oscar, it will be his second. He previously won the award in 2012 for his portrayal of a senior citizen who comes out as gay in Beginners, and this is his third Oscar nominations in this category. In 2016, Plummer received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Screen Awards.

      The Shape of Water

      Guillermo del Toro's merman romance The Shape of Water, filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, took the lead with 13 nominations. (Del Toro has residences in both Los Angeles and Toronto.)

      Numerous Canadians were nominated for their work on the film, including Toronto producer J. Miles Dale; costumer designer Luis M. Sequeira; film editor Sidney Wolinsky; production designers Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, and Shane Vieau; sound editors Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira; and sound mixers Christian Cooke, Glenn Gauthier, and Brad Zoern.

      The Breadwinner

      The Canadian coproduction The Breadwinner, based on the children's novel by Canadian author Deborah Ellis and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, received a nomination for best animated film.

      Neither Quebec director Denis Villeneuve, who has previously received Oscar nominations for Incendies and Arrival, nor Canadian actor Ryan Gosling received nominations for Blade Runner 2049. However, the film collected five nominations, including best production design by Canadian designer Dennis Gassner.

      Blade Runner 2049

      The Quebec historical drama Hochelaga, Land of Souls was Canada's submission for best foreign language film but it did not make the shortlist announced in December.

      The awards, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be presented on March 4.