‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Golden Globes

The nominees for best picture drama are: the tender young romance "Call Me By Your Name," Christopher Nolan's World War II epic "Dunkirk," ''The Post," ''The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

NEW YORK | Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairytale “The Shape of Water” swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama “Big Little Lies” led the television nominees with six nods.

In what’s been seen as a wide-open Oscar race so far, several films followed closely behind “The Shape of Water,” including Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama “The Post,” with six nominations, including best actress for Meryl Streep and best actor for Tom Hanks. Martin McDonagh’s revenge drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” also got a major boost in the nominations announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, with six nods, including best actress for Frances McDormand and supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

Golden Globes Nominations Actor Film Drama

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee in a scene from "The Post." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Hanks was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Niko Tavernise/20th Century Fox via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actress Film Comedy

This image released by Neon shows Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly, left, and Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in a scene from "I, Tonya." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Robbie was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Neon via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actress Film Drama

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Octavia Spencer in a scene from the film "The Shape of Water." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Hawkins was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture drama for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actor Film Comedy

This image released by A24 shows Dave Franco, left, and James Franco in a scene from "The Disaster Artist." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, James Franco was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Justina Mintz/A24 via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actor Film Drama

This image released by Focus Features shows Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in a scene from "Darkest Hour." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Oldman was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Jack English/Focus Features via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Film Supporting Actress

This image released by Netflix shows Mary J. Blige in a scene from "Mudbound." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Blige was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Netflix via AP)

Film Title: Get Out

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, "Get Out." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Universal Pictures via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actress Film Drama

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Frances McDormand from the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, McDormand was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture drama for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actor Film Comedy

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Hugh Jackman in a scene from "The Greatest Showman." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Jackman was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC (Niko Tavernise/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actor Film Drama

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Denzel Washington in a scene from "Roman J. Israel, Esq." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Washington was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Laurie Sparham/Focus Features via AP) (Glen Wilson/Sony Pictures via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actor Film Drama

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Timothée Chalamet in a scene from "Call Me By Your Name." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Chalamet was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Drama Film

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Harry Styles, from left, Aneurin Barnard and Fionn Whitehead in a scene from "Dunkirk." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best motion picture drama on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Warner Bros Pictures via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actress Film Comedy

This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan in a scene from "Lady Bird." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Ronan was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations

This image released by HBO shows Nicole Kidman, left, and Alexander Skarsgard in "Big Little Lies." Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes will be announced on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Film Supporting Actress

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Octavia Spencer in the "The Shape of Water." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Spencer was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Actress Film Drama

This image released by Sony - TriStar Pictures shows Michelle Williams, left, and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "All the Money in the World." Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture drama for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Fabio Lovino/Sony-TriStar Pictures via AP)

Golden Globes Nominations Film Supporting Actress

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Hong Chau, left, and Matt Damon appear in a scene from "Downsizing." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Chau was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Paramount Pictures via AP)

But as the most prominent platform yet in Hollywood’s awards season to confront the post-Harvey Weinstein landscape, the Globes also enthusiastically supported Ridley Scott’s J. Paul Getty drama “All the Money in the World.” Christopher Plummer, who has replaced Kevin Spacey in the film, was nominated for best supporting actor. Scott was also nominated for best director and Michelle Williams for best actress.

A rough cut of the film was screened for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Globes. Scott is quickly reediting the movie to eradicate Spacey, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous men.

The nominees for best picture drama are: the tender young romance “Call Me By Your Name,” Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk,” ”The Post,” ”The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

The nominees for best picture comedy or musical are: James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist,” Jordan Peele’s horror sensation “Get Out,” Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age tale “Lady Bird,” the upcoming musical “The Greatest Showman,” and the Tonya Harding comic-drama “I, Tonya.”

Despite considerable backlash, “Get Out” ended up on the comedy side of the Globes. It was submitted that way by Universal Pictures. Peele himself slyly commented on the controversy, calling his social critique of latent racism “a documentary.” Though the Globes passed over Peele’s script, newcomer Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for best actor in a comedy.

Though some predicted and feared an acting field lacking diversity, the nominees were fairly inclusive. Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”), Hong Chau (“Downsizing”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”) were among the 30 film acting nominees.

In the television categories, the Emmy-winning “Big Little Lies” earned a number of acting nods (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard) as well as best limited series. (HBO recently announced a second season for “Big Little Lies,” which will change its category in other awards shows.)

FX’s Bette Davis and Joan Crawford chronicle “Feud: Bette and Joan” landed four nominations, including nods for Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Amazon’s just-debuted “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” scored several nods, including best comedy series. Also with numerous nominations were Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and NBC’s “This Is Us.”

Left out were frequent Globes-nominees “House of Cards” and “Transparent,” two of the TV affected by the cascading fallout of sexual harassment allegations in the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s ouster. It’s been an omnipresent component of this year’s awards season, including Monday. As usual, the nominations were partly announced on NBC’s “Today” show, where Matt Lauer was recent fired following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Gary Oldman, nominated for best actor for his Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” said it’s cast an unusual pall over the season.

“How should we celebrate? Well, I don’t think any of it’s funny, so I guess that people will stay away from it in the ceremony,” said Oldman by phone Monday. “It’s evolution, and it’s good that we sort of start to check ourselves about what we do and what we say and how we do it and how we say it to people, so I think it’s ultimately a good thing. But I can’t see too much of this coming up in (the show), up there on the platform, as it were, on the podium. It’s not something to joke about, I don’t think.”

The nominees were announced from Beverly Hills after still-burning fires ravaged Southern California for the past week. The Thomas Fire has destroyed some 790 structures and forced thousands to evacuate their homes, with the blazes even entering the nearby neighborhood of Bel Air.

The Globes haven’t traditionally predicted the Oscars, but they did last January. The Globes best-picture winners — “Moonlight” and “La La Land” — both ultimately ended up on the stage for the final award of the Oscars, with “Moonlight” emerging victorious only after the infamous envelope flub. The press association, which has worked in recent years to curtail its reputation for odd choices, is composed of approximately 90 freelance international journalists.

The last Globes broadcast, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, averaged 20 million viewers, an upswing of 8 percent, according to Nielsen. This year, Fallon’s NBC late-night partner, Seth Meyers, will host the January 7 ceremony.

No Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement recipient has yet been chosen. Last year’s honoree, Streep, spoke forcefully against the then President-elect Donald Trump, shortly before his inauguration, leading him to criticize the actress as “overrated.” This year, she — along with Spielberg and Hanks — return with a pointed and timely drama, “The Post,” about the power of the press to counter lies emanating from the White House.

Associated Press writers Lindsey Bahr and Sandy Cohen contributed to this report from Los Angeles.