The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars

The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars

2018 was one of the closest Best Picture races in recent Oscar history as "Lady Bird", "Get Out", "Dunkirk", "The Shape of Water", "The Post", "Call Me by Your Name" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" all jockeyed for position over the many months of the season.

Sam Rockwell won best supporting actor for his performance as a dim-witted, bigoted deputy sheriff who undergoes a change of heart in "Three Billboards".

"Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore".

Del Toro smartly checked the envelope to make sure his film actually won, after last year's envelopegate fiasco...

Dunkirk dominated the technical awards with three wins, while British cinematographer Roger Deakins won his first Oscar after being nominated 13 times.

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In his acceptance speech, director del Toro dedicated the award to young filmmakers.

He thanked America "for the many wonderful gifts it has given me - my home, my livelihood, my family and now Oscar".

Frances McDormand won the Oscar for best actress for her role as a rage-filled woman seeking answers over her daughter's murder in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

Below are a several highlights from this year's Academy Awards ceremony, some of which have accompanying videos.

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" wins Best Original Screenplay, while James Ivory's "Call me by your name" wins Best Adapted Screenplay. However, the prize went to the man behind the music for the night's leading nominee, The Shape of Water. So which film will pick the Best Picture Award At Oscars 2018?

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Each year the Oscars' In Memoriam section acts as a tribute to the film world's great and good who have sadly passed away. His horror-comedy Get Out, nominated in all four of the major categories, was arguably the most incisive and challenging of the lot. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed".

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Calling back to last year's flub with Best Picture Moonlight... "It's a new day in Hollywood", said presenter Jennifer Lawrence, who with Jodie Foster, subbed for last year's best-actor victor, Casey Affleck, in presenting the best-actress award. "It's so nice seeing you again", Beatty said before announcing The Shape of Water as the victor of this year's Best Picture Oscar.

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