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The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture

Best actor was Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and best actress award went to Frances McDormand.

The Oscar for Best Picture Awards which was held on Sunday night was awarded to The Shape of Water.

The producer, Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, accepted the award at the 90th Academy Awards – which was the second for del Toro who also won the award for best directing. 

The film also secured two other Oscar wins for Music (Original Score) and Production Design.

Set in 1962, the story follows janitor Elisa Esposito who works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Isolated and lonely, the mute Elisa finds her life changing forever when she uncovers the truth about the facility's most unusual and top-secret project.

The 2018 Oscar winner for Best Actor was Gary Oldman for his performance in Darkest Hour. This is his second Academy Award nomination and first Oscar win. 

In the film, Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill, the new British prime minister, torn between rallying his nation to fight a ferocious enemy and bowing to pressure to appease Hitler during the early days of World War II. With the fall of France imminent and the possibility of a German invasion of Britain looming, Churchill knows his decision will affect the entire free world.

Frances McDormand meanwhile won Best Actress for Three Billboards.

Here is the complete list of winners at the 90th annual Academy Awards:

BEST PICTURE

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

FRANCES MCDORMAND

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

GARY OLDMAN

Darkest Hour

DIRECTING

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Guillermo del Toro

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

REMEMBER ME

from Coco; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Roger A. Deakins

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

GET OUT

Written by Jordan Peele

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Screenplay by James Ivory

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

THE SILENT CHILD

Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405

Frank Stiefel

FILM EDITING

DUNKIRK

Lee Smith

VISUAL EFFECTS

BLADE RUNNER 2049

John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

COCO

Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

DEAR BASKETBALL

Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

ALLISON JANNEY

I, Tonya

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Chile

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

SOUND MIXING

DUNKIRK

Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo

SOUND EDITING

DUNKIRK

Richard King and Alex Gibson

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

ICARUS

Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan

COSTUME DESIGN

PHANTOM THREAD

Mark Bridges

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

DARKEST HOUR

Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

SAM ROCKWELL

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Arts & Culture

The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture

Best actor was Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and best actress award went to Frances McDormand.

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The Oscar for Best Picture Awards which was held on Sunday night was awarded to The Shape of Water.

The producer, Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, accepted the award at the 90th Academy Awards – which was the second for del Toro who also won the award for best directing. 

The film also secured two other Oscar wins for Music (Original Score) and Production Design.

Set in 1962, the story follows janitor Elisa Esposito who works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Isolated and lonely, the mute Elisa finds her life changing forever when she uncovers the truth about the facility's most unusual and top-secret project.

The 2018 Oscar winner for Best Actor was Gary Oldman for his performance in Darkest Hour. This is his second Academy Award nomination and first Oscar win. 

In the film, Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill, the new British prime minister, torn between rallying his nation to fight a ferocious enemy and bowing to pressure to appease Hitler during the early days of World War II. With the fall of France imminent and the possibility of a German invasion of Britain looming, Churchill knows his decision will affect the entire free world.

Frances McDormand meanwhile won Best Actress for Three Billboards.

Here is the complete list of winners at the 90th annual Academy Awards:

BEST PICTURE

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

FRANCES MCDORMAND

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

GARY OLDMAN

Darkest Hour

DIRECTING

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Guillermo del Toro

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

REMEMBER ME

from Coco; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Roger A. Deakins

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

GET OUT

Written by Jordan Peele

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Screenplay by James Ivory

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

THE SILENT CHILD

Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405

Frank Stiefel

FILM EDITING

DUNKIRK

Lee Smith

VISUAL EFFECTS

BLADE RUNNER 2049

John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

COCO

Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

DEAR BASKETBALL

Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

ALLISON JANNEY

I, Tonya

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Chile

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

SOUND MIXING

DUNKIRK

Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo

SOUND EDITING

DUNKIRK

Richard King and Alex Gibson

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

ICARUS

Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan

COSTUME DESIGN

PHANTOM THREAD

Mark Bridges

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

DARKEST HOUR

Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

SAM ROCKWELL

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

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