The Shape of Water Comes Up Big; Roger Deakins Scores His First Oscar at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony

What a night! The Shape of Water came through in the closest Best Picture race in years. LiteGear would like to give a special shoutout to all of this year’s nominees. We’d also like to congratulate Roger Deakins on his long overdue first ever Best Cinematography Award for his sensational work in Blade Runner 2049. This wraps up the thrilling 2017 awards season. For those curious, here is a sneak peak at some of the super early favorites for next year’s Academy Awards:

First Man

Director: Damien Chazelle

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy

Backseat

Director: Adam McKay

Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell

Isle of Dogs

Director: Wes Anderson

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton

The Irishman

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin

If Beale Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins

Stars: Dave Franco, Finn Wittrock, Pedro Pascal, Diego Luna, Regina King

Widows

Director: Steve McQueen

Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Elizabeth Debicki

Ophelia

Director: Claire McCarthy

Stars: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts

Mary Poppins Returns

Director: Rob Marshall

Stars: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth

Boy Erased

Director: Joel Edgerton

Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton

The Front Runner

Director: Jason Reitman

Stars: Hugh Jackman, J.K. Simmons, Vera Farmiga

Bohemian Rhapsody

Director: Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton

Beautiful Boy

Director: Felix Van Groeningen

Stars: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet

A Star is Born

Director: Bradley Cooper

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

Mary Queen of Scots

Director: Josie Rourke

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Roma

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Stars: Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf