The Shap of Water has won the Academy Award for Best Picture at tonight’s awards, with Mexican Del Toro also netting the Oscar for Best Director. The film, which was nominated for 13 awards in total, had previously won in the Best Production Design and Best Original Score categories.

Gary Oldman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Winston Churchill in the Second World War drama Darkest Hour, while the Academy Award for Best Actress was claimed by Frances McDormand, for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri​.

In his acceptance speech, Oldman thanked his “99 years young”  mother – a woman, he pointed out, who was older than the Oscars themselves.

“She’s watching the ceremony from the comfort of her sofa. I say to my mother: ‘Thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on. I’m bringing Oscar home,'” he said.

McDormand, meanwhile, set the room on fire with a fierce call to female power. “If I may be so honoured to have all the female nominees stand with me in this room tonight. The film makers the producers the directors, the writers, the cinematographers, the songwriters, the designers,” she said. “Look around, because we all have stories to tell. I have two words to leave with you tonight: Inclusion rider.”

Guillermo del Toro with his Best Picture and Best Director Oscars CREDIT: AFP

Later, in the press room, she clarified exactly what a inclusion rider was.

“I just found out about this last week. It’s always been available to everyone who does a negotiation on a film,” she said.

“You can ask for and/or demand 50 per cent diversity in casting and crew. So the whole idea of women trending? No. African Americans trending? No.

“It changes now.”

Get Out fans had something to celebrate after Jordan Peele’s fiercely topical horror film claimed the award for Best Original Screenplay. Best Adapted Screenplay, meanwhile, was won by Call Me By Your Name, making its 89-year-old writer James Ivory the oldest-ever winner of  a competitive Oscar.

Another industry veteran, Roger Deakins, was also honoured tonight, and not before time – taking home the Oscar on his 14th nomination. He won the award for Best Cinematography with Blade Runner: 2049.

The very first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor, went to Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. First-time nominee Allison Janney would later win Best Supporting Actress for her role in I, Tonya.

Other winnersPixar’s Coco, which won Best Animated Feature, and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which claimed awards for Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Before the awards giving commenced, Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue poked fun at last year’s infamous gaffe, when Faye Dunway and Warren Beatty revealed the wrong Best Picture winner . “This year when you hear your name called – don’t get up straight away,” he joked. Dunaway and Beatty were given a second chance to present best picture .this year and, thankfully, managed to get it right second-time round.

Kimmel also addressed the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, and praised the influence of the Time’s Up movement and the women leading it.

“What they’re doing is important. Things are changing for the better,” he said.

Best Picture

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water – WINNER
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Best Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco – WINNER
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Original Screenplay

  • The Big Sick (Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani)
  • Get Out (Jordan Peele) – WINNER
  • Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
  • The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name (James Ivory) – WINNER
  • The Disaster Artist (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber)
  • Logan (Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green)
  • Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin)
  • Mudbound (Dee Rees & Virgil Williams)

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman – WINNER
  • The Insult
  • Loveless
  • On Body and Soul
  • The Square

Best Documentary Feature

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus – WINNER
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

 Best Original Song

  • “Mighty River” (Mudbound)
  • “The Mystery of Love” (Call Me by Your Name)
  • “Remember Me” (Coco) – WINNER
  • “Stand Up for Something” (Marshall)
  • “This Is Me” (The Greatest Showman)

Best Original Score

  • The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat) – WINNER
  • Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)
  • Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Carter Burwell)

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Edith+Eddie
  • Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – WINNER
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

Best Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water – WINNER

Best Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins) – WINNER
  • Darkest Hour (Bruno Delbonnel)
  • Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)
  • Mudbound (Rachel Morrison)
  • The Shape of Water (Dan Laustsen)

Best Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast (Jacqueline Durran)
  • Darkest Hour (Jacqueline Durran)
  • Phantom Thread (Mark Bridges) – WINNER
  • The Shape of Water (Luis Sequeira)
  • Victoria & Abdul (Consolata Boyle)

Best Sound Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk – WINNER
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk – WINNER
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Film Editing

  • Baby Driver (Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss)
  • Dunkirk (Lee Smith) – WINNER
  • I, Tonya (Tatiana S. Riegel)
  • The Shape of Water (Sidney Wolinsky)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Jon Gregory)

Best Animated Short Film

  • Dear Basketball – WINNER
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Best Live Action Short Film

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O’Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child – WINNER
  • Watu Wote/All of Us

Best Original Score

  • Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)
  • Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood)
  • The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Carter Burwell)

Best Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour – Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski & Lucy Sibbick – WINNER
  • Victoria and Abdul – Daniel Phillips & Lou Sheppard
  • Wonder – Arjen Tuiten



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