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‘Shape Of Water’ Tops Oscar Winners 2018

image from celebrityaccess.comGuillermo del Toro’s surrealistic interspecies romance “The Shape of Water” won the award for best picture on Sunday night at the 90th annual Academy Awards. 

“Water” also won del Toro the award for best director, one of 4 wins of thirteen nominations for the film.

In the acceptance speech for best picture, del Toro discussed his experience as a Mexican immigrant.  “I am an immigrant,” he said. “And in the last 25 years, I’ve been living in a country all of our own. Part of it is here, part of it is in Europe, part of it is everywhere. Because I think the greatest thing that art does, and that our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand when the world tells us to make them deeper.”

Gary Oldman picked up the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” while Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The Oscar is McDormand’s second after she won in 1996 for “Fargo.”

Comedian Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay for his turn at horror films with “Get Out.”

Hosted by late night host Jimmy Kimmel, the 90th Oscars were broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

  • Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
  • Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
  • Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
  • Original Screenplay: “Get Out”
  • Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name”
  • Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman”
  • Animated Feature: “Coco”
  • Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049”
  • Film Editing: “Dunkirk”
  • Animated Short: “Dear Basketball”
  • Live Action Short: “The Silent Child”
  • Documentary Short: “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
  • Score: “The Shape of Water”
  • Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”
  • Production Design: “The Shape of Water”
  • Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049”
  • Costume Design: “Phantom Thread”
  • Makeup and Hairstyling: “Darkest Hour”
  • Documentary Feature: “Icarus”
  • Sound Editing: “Dunkirk”
  • Sound Mixing: “Dunkirk”


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