The Shape of Water has been nominated in 13 categories at the Academy Awards 2018: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing.
As a child, I always thought that the Oscars were awards given to the most boring films of the year. None of the Oscar-winning or even the nominated films were worth watching for entertainment, I felt. They are all so serious and unfunny all the time. The last thing any child needs in their life is a lack of fun.