Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) – Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards.

READ MORE: Police: Missing Child, 6, Killed And Put Into The Ohio River

“Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman ever nominated in the category in nominations announced Tuesday.

READ MORE: 39-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed In Mt. Pleasant Township Following ATV Crash

The film academy voted in nine films as best picture contenders: “The Shape of Water,” ”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” ”Lady Bird,” ”Get Out,” ”The Post,” ”Dunkirk,” ”Call Me By Your Name” and “Phantom Thread.”

“The Shape of Water” came just shy of tying the record of 14 nominations shared by “All About Eve,” ”Titanic” and “La La Land.”

MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Flood Warnings And Advisories, Falling Temperatures

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)