Canadian-shot The Shape of Water leads race for British Academy Awards

Christopher Plummer also up for supporting actor award for All the Money in the World

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Sally Hawkins, left, and Octavia Spencer star in The Shape of Water. The film has scored nominations in 12 British Academy Film Award categories. (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Associated Press)

Canadian-shot Cold War monster movie The Shape of Water led nominations Tuesday for the British Academy Film Awards, as organizers announced a new female host and promised to fight sexism and sexual misconduct in showbiz.

Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical thriller scored nominations in 12 categories, including best picture and best director, for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.

The film was also up for several Golden Globe nominations this year, including for best drama, but only took home awards for best director and best original score. It was shot in Toronto and Hamilton.

Canadian Christopher Plummer is also up for a supporting actor award for All the Money in the World. Plummer was a last-minute replacement for Kevin Spacey, who was cut from the already-completed film following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Christopher Plummer has earned a supporting actor nomination for his performance in All the Money in the World, after being parachuted in to replace Kevin Spacey at the last minute. (Sony Pictures)

Two Canadian nominees are up for this year’s production design award: Dennis Gassner for Blade Runner 2049 and Paul Austerberry for The Shape of Water.

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