The Shape of Water, wins big at 2018 Oscars

Posted March 05, 2018

Other big winners included "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" with the first award of the night going to Sam Rockwell for best supporting actor for his role in the movie.

04h59: the legend Christopher Walken is on stage to announced the victor of the Oscar for best film music, which is none other than... the frenchman Alexandre Desplat for the film the Shape of Water. "The greatest thing that art does, and that our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand", said del Toro.

03h45: new musical break with the original song from the movie Call Me By Your Name, as performed by Sufjan Stevens.

Have you seen del Toro's latest movie already? "Thank you for this". This is a standout year for Hollywood, not just for a volatile few months surrounding the #MeToo and Time's Up campaign, but also since this year, there is no clear front-runner for the awards.

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"'The Shape of Water' finds Guillermo del Toro at his visually distinctive best - and matched by an emotionally absorbing story brought to life by a stellar Sally Hawkins performance", reads the critical consensus on reviews collation website Rotten Tomatoes, where it holds a 92 percent approval rating. The film was amongst the favourites to pick up the prize for Best Picture but faced stiff competition in the form of fan-favourite Get Out and the bookmaker's frontrunner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

04h14: the Oscar for the best documentary short film is awarded in Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405. Honors for best visual effects were given to Blade Runner 2049. "Dreams are the foundation of America", said Nyong'o, with Nanjiani adding, "To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you".

The statuesque 58-year-old Janney, the overwhelming favorite in the category, bested another actress playing a stern mother, Laurie Metcalf in "Lady Bird", as well as Octavia Spencer for "The Shape of Water".

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Hollywood was sprinkled with stardust Sunday as cinema's A-list came out for the Oscars, with a photo finish for best picture expected to cap an awards season overshadowed by scandal over sexual misconduct in showbiz.

Veteran filmmaker James Ivory received his first Oscar, and at 89 became the oldest victor, when he received the honor for best adapted screenplay for Call Me by Your Name.

It's been an unusually lengthy - and often unpredictable - awards season, already an increasingly protracted horse race begun as most of the contenders bowed at film festivals last September.

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