Published On: Mon, Mar 5th, 2018

Oscars 2018: Fantasy “the Shape of Water” Is the Big Winner

Guillermo Del Toro's "The Shape of Water" won four awards, including the Best Film Award and the Director's Award. Fernand McDormand won the actress award, which sought in her speech from all women nominated to be present, Gary Oldman won the actor award for "Dark Hour". All prizes and historical moments in the ceremony

The Shape Of Water / 20th Century Fox

 

“The Shape of Water” is the biggest winner at the 90th Academy Awards, Hollywood’s biggest night which took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif.

Guillermo del Toro took home the Oscar in three other categories, making it the most awarded movie of the night. He won the best film award and directorial award, along with winnings for original music and design.

The ceremony, which lasted nearly four hours, was flawless but the host, Jimmy Kimmel, repeatedly mentioned the mishap last year when Warren Buffett and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner. This year Dunaway and Beatty were invited again to present the film award, to make a correction.

The Shape Of Water / 20th Century Fox

Frances McDormand won Best Actress for revenge drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; while Sam Rockwell scored Best Supporting Actor for his role alongside McDormand. Best Actor went to Gary Oldman in Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour.

Alison Janney nabbed Best Supporting Actress for Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya. 

Throughout the ceremony and the broadcasts before it, there were repeated calls from creators and actresses that it was time to give more opportunities to women behind the camera.

Frances McDormand made a big gesture when in her winning speech invited all female nominees in the audience to stand up. “Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Invite us into your office in a couple days, or you can come to ours, whatever suits you best, and we’ll tell you all about them.”

However, the ceremony, which carried messages of containment, empowerment and anti-racism, contained several historical moments. Roger Dickens, one of the greatest filmmakers today, won his first Oscar after 14 nominations (for the Blade Runner 2049).

James Ivory received the award for the script called “Call Me Your Name”. He was nominated three times as a director, tonight he became the oldest Oscar winner.

Chilean Daniela Vega became the first transgender to serve a prize. The film starring “Fantastic Woman” (representative of Chile) won the Oscar for the best foreign film.

Another transgender candidate was in the “Strong Island” documentary category, directed by the black transgender director, Nancy Ford, who won no prize.

Except for a few jokes in Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue, no explicit politics were mentioned, and Donald Trump’s name was hardly mentioned. However, many winners noted the fact that they are immigrants in the United States, and a particularly prominent presence among the presenters and winners was for artists from Central and South America.

Del Toro’s win is the fourth time a Mexican director has won an Oscar in the past five years, and the two winnings of “Coco” (animated film and song) have become a Mexican cultural celebration.

This is the complete list of winners:

BEST PICTURE

The Shape of Water

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

 

BEST DIRECTOR

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me by Your Name

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Get Out

 

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Darkest Hour

 

COSTUME DESIGN

Phantom Thread

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Icarus

 

SOUND EDITING

Dunkirk

 

SOUND MIXING

Dunkirk

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Shape of Water

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Fantastic Woman, Chile

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Dear Basketball

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Coco

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

 

FILM EDITING

Dunkirk

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

 

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

The Silent Child

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

The Shape of Water

 

ORIGINAL SONG

“Remember Me,” Coco

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