'Shape of Water' wins big at Oscars on activism-fueled night

Oscars 2018 'The Shape of Water' wins best

Creative genius Guillermo del Toro won best award for achievement in direction for his masterpiece The Shape Of Water.

This year was the first that del Toro received a nomination in the best director category, but it wasn't his first time in the running for an Oscar.

"The Shape of Water" has a leading 13 nominations at Sunday's Academy Awards.

Besides director Guillermo del Toro, the cinematographer and some of the actors, every person who worked on the film was Canadian. "The greatest thing that art does, and that our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand", said del Toro.

Jordan Peele won best original screenplay for his script for "Get Out", a sly box office smash from early in 2017 in which horror-movie clichés are turned inside out, spoofed, and reinvigorated, all in the service of a biting message about race and racism in America.

"He keeps his hands where you can see them, he never says a rude word and most importantly he has no penis at all".

"Thanks to all the Canadian crew who are partying right now at the Palais Royale in Toronto - this is for you", said Austerberry, who was born in Toronto and grew up in Sault Ste.

Completing his awards-season trajectory, Gary Oldman was named best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill at the start of World War II in Darkest Hour. 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.

Who could win: Aaron Sorkin has won an Oscar before and the screenplay in "Molly's Game" is quite good. Sam Rockwell won it for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Best Animated feature film award goes to Disney-Pixar's Coco.

The Best Cinematography award goes to Blade Runner 2049.

But Kimmel highlighted the work of both campaigns, pointing out that only 11 percent of movies are made by women.

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A sense of change was palpable at the 90th Academy Awards as Hollywood sought to confront the post-Harvey Weinstein era and pivot to a vision of a more inclusive movie business.

Allison Janney bagged her first Oscar with I, Tonya in the category of Best Supporting Actress. This time, the correct winning film was announced, and "The Shape of Water" cast and crew thanked the public. Their goals go beyond red carpets, organizers said in the lead-up to the Oscars.

Filmmakers Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan win the best documentary for Icarus.

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