10 March, 2018
As expected, Britain's Gary Oldman won his first Oscar for playing World War Two leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros.'"Darkest Hour," while Frances McDormand's woman in a vengeful fury was a popular best actress victor for Fox Searchlight's dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".
Granted that The Shape of Water was already receiving a lot of buzz before the Oscars, it was no surprise that the film would win.
France also featured in the Academy Awards list in another category, as the French producer (and worldwide sales agent) Émilie Georges, through her production company La Cinéfacture, co-produced Call Me by Your Name, which was nominated in four categories and picked up the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. "We can't let bad behaviour slide anymore".
It was the second Academy Award for the French composer.
Christopher Nolan's war drama Dunkirk took both sound awards, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, and it was the only multiple victor in the early going. We need to set an example, ' he said.
But a Reddit user by the name of caerul has now added an extra dimension to the end of the film, as he spotted a number of clues throughout "The Shape Of Water" that led him to believe that Elisa is actually a half fish-man herself.More news: Rick Ross Hospitalized After Being Found Unresponsive in His Home
Phantom Thread won for Best Costume Design and Blade Runner 2049 won for Best Visual Effects.
Director Ava DuVernay, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and others spoke in a video segment about progress in smashing barriers in the industry around racism and sexism.
"This entire fall, [through] the #MeToo, the Time's Up movements, everyone is getting a voice to express something that has been happening forever, not only in Hollywood, but in every walk of life, ' said Mira Sorvino ['Mighty Aphrodite"]. With a leading 13 nominations, the film took home the night's top prizes, also winning Best Picture, Best Director and Production Design.
Tonight the Oscars decided that the best picture of the year should go to "The Shape of Water!".
And Jordan Peele won the award for best original screenplay for his highly acclaimed debut film, horror satire "Get Out".
The director announced the news that his 31-year marriage to Lorenza Newton was over just days after his Oscars victory.
'It's so nice seeing you again, ' joked Beatty, to laughs from the audience.