Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Hattie Nash

'Shape of Water' wins 4 Oscars, including Best Picture

'Shape of Water' wins 4 Oscars, including Best Picture

"If you don't read it here, I do not endorse it", del Toro wrote Wednesday on Twitter.

Del Toro, who won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for his film, The Shape of Water, also thanked Morgan in his acceptance speech.

"Thank you to the academy. The world is watching us, and we must set an example", said the host of this year's Oscars award ceremony Jimmy Kimmel. "The Shape of Water" came out as the big victor of the night with four wins, including Best Picture.

Britain's Gary Oldman won his first Oscar for playing World War II leader Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while Frances McDormand's woman in a vengeful fury was a popular best actress victor for dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. "Invite us into your office in a couple days or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we'll tell you all about them".

The biggest victor of the night was "The Shape of Water", a fantasy drama about a mute woman, who falls in love with an amphibious sea monster.

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Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney was another first-time nominee and victor, taking the gold for her performance as the mom from hell in I, Tonya.

Director Christopher Nolan's World War II picture Dunkirk scored awards for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Film Editing. Speeches from winners of color were unfortunately juxtaposed by montage clips that featured actors in brownface, and Gary Oldman, who has been accused of physically abusing his ex-wife, took home the trophy for Best Actor in "The Darkest Hour" (2017) for his portrayal of Winston Churchill.

The Shape of Water helmer had viewers in stitches as he verified the win after grabbing the envelope from Warren Beatty during Academy Awards.

"So we were committed to using those people all across the board on the film and we think it's a great moment for Canadian filmmaking".

Phantom Thread won for Best Costume Design and Blade Runner 2049 won for Best Visual Effects.

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"The Shape Of Water" features one of the most attractive movie conclusions of recent years.

Organisers were looking to rebound after last year's flubbed announcement by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway of the best picture victor - the trophy was initially given to "La La Land", when the actual victor was "Moonlight".

Beatty and Dunaway were reported to be in the wings to present Best Picture to this year's victor, and Kimmel joked earlier there could be no mistake this year.

Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win Best Original Screenplay for "Get Out", which he also directed.

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