The Shape of the Water (copy)

"The Shape of Water," starring Sally Hawkins, will begin its run in Lincoln on Jan. 19 at the Ross Media Arts Center.

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“The Post,” Steven Spielberg’s drama about the Washington Post publishing the Pentagon Papers, is the first film in a run of 2017 prestige pictures that will come to Lincoln theaters in 2018.

“The Post,” which opens Friday at the Grand and Edgewood theaters, is likely to receive Academy Award nominations for best picture, director, actor Tom Hanks, actress Meryl Streep and screenplay. It was one of the most-nominated films for the Golden Globes, but took home no awards Sunday.

On Jan. 19, “The Shape of Water,” for which director Guillermo del Toro won the Golden Globe, opens at the Ross Media Arts Center as does “Call Me By Your Name.” Both films are likely to receive multiple Oscar nominations.

On Feb. 2, “Faces Places,” the acclaimed documentary co-directed by legendary French director Agnes Varda, will open at the Ross. It, too, is likely to receive Oscar attention.

No Lincoln opening date has been released for “Phantom Thread,” the Paul Thomas Anderson film that is to be Daniel Day-Lewis’s final movie performance.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic picture and stars Globe winners Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, and “Lady Bird,” also winner of Globes for best musical or comedy and best actress in a comedy (Saoirse Ronan), each completed their Lincoln runs in December.

“The Disaster Artist,” which stars best actor in a comedy Globe winner James Franco, also already has played Lincoln.

“Darkest Hour” which features Golden Globe winner Gary Oldman in his performance as Winston Churchill, is playing at the Grand.

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Entertainment reporter/columnist

L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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