The Shape of Water was the big winner at the 2018 Oscars on Sunday night (04Mar18).
The sci-fi romance picked up the Best Picture prize, while Guillermo del Toro was named Best Director and Alexandre Desplat took home the Best Score for his work on the movie.
The film, which went into the awards show with 13 nominations, also grabbed Best Production Design.
Christopher Nolan’s World War Two movie Dunkirk picked up three technical awards and there were double wins for Blade Runner 2049, Coco, and Darkest Hour, whose star, Gary Oldman, picked up his first Oscar for portraying former British leader Sir Winston Churchill and paid a special tribute to his 98-year-old mum, who was watching the ceremony at home.
“Thank you for your love and support,” he said. “Put the kettle on, I’m bringing Oscar home.”
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was also a double winner, with co-stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell claiming the night’s Lead Actress and Supporting Actor honors.
McDormand literally brought the crowd to its feet during her acceptance speech when she urged all the women at the Oscars to stand up and “look around” in what became the ultimate ‘female power’ moment.
Chuckling as the likes of Meryl Streep, Allison Janney and Greta Gerwig stood up, the actress said, “We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don’t talk to us about it at the parties tonight, invite us into your office in a couple of days, or you can come to ours… and we’ll tell you all about them.”
The full list of 2018 Oscar winners is:
The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Live Action Short:
The Silent Child
James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
Documentary Short Subject:
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Animated Short Film:
Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
Lee Smith, Dunkirk
Alex Gibson & Richard King, Dunkirk
Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, and Gary A. Rizzo, Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Remember Me from Coco by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Makeup and Hair:
Blade Runner 2049
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