A24 Films

For Your Consideration

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Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.


Best Picture

Best Director

Trey Edward Shults

Best Original Screenplay

Trey Edward Shults

Best Lead Actor

Kelvin Harrison, Jr.

Best Supporting Actor

Sterling K. Brown

Lucas Hedges

Best Supporting Actress

Alexa Demie

Renée Elise Goldsberry

Taylor Russell

Best Film Editing

Isaac Hagy

Trey Edward Shults

Best Cinematography

Drew Daniels

Best Production Design

Production Designer
Elliott Hostetter

Set Decorator
Adam Willis

Best Costume Design

Rachel Dainer-Best

Best Original Score

Trent Reznor

Atticus Ross

Best Sound Mixing

Re-Recording Mixers
Johnnie Burn

Production Sound Mixer
Dimitri Kouri

Best Sound Editing

Johnnie Burn

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Makeup Department Head
Dolly Djuric

Hair Department Head
Gianna Sparacino

Best Visual Effects

Lucien Harriot