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Guillermo del Toro at the Oscar ceremony

Shape of Water wins Oscar for best picture

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2018

Fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” won the Oscar for best picture at Sunday’s  90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. 
 
The Fox Searchlight movie’s Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, took home the best director Oscar for "The Shape of Water".
 
The movie about a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a strange river creature had gone into the ceremony with a leading 13 nominations, and won a total of four Academy Awards.
 
As expected, Britain’s Gary Oldman was named best actor for playing World War Two leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros’ “Darkest Hour,” while Frances McDormand’s woman in a fury was a popular best actress winner for Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
 
Elsewhere, awards were spread around, recognizing first-timers, LGBT movies and films inspired by other cultures.
 
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tackled Hollywood’s sexual misconduct scandal with jokes on a night heavy with nods to activism on issues ranging from LGBT issues and school shootings to sexism and racism.
 
Gay romance“Call Me by Your Name” won best adapted screenplay and racial satire“Get Out” won best original screenplay.
 
“A Fantastic Woman,” Chile’s groundbreaking story about a transgender woman, played by transgender actress Daniela Vega, won best foreign language film, and Mexican-inspired“Coco” was named best animated feature.
 
Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney took home their first Oscars for their supporting roles “Three Billboards” and independent ice-skating movie “I, Tonya,” respectively.
 
Following is a list of winners in key categories
 
Best Picture - “The Shape of Water”
Best Actor - Gary Oldman -“Darkest Hour”
Best Actress - Frances McDormand -“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Director - Guillermo del Toro -“The Shape of Water”
Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell -“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Supporting Actress - Allison Janney -“I, Tonya”
Best Original Screenplay - “Get Out”
Best Adapted Screenplay - “Call Me By Your Name”
Best Animated Film- “Coco”
Best Documentary Film - “Icarus”
Best Foreign Language Film - “A Fantastic Woman” - Chile
Original Song - “Remember Me” - Coco



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