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Oscars 2018: Shape Of Water wins best film after controversy

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  • Shape Of Water led the pack as it earned four Oscars on the night including Best Picture and Director
  • Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were brought back to present the last gong despite last year’s controversy
  • Dunaway, 77, shed even more light on last year’s ceremony as she wore the exact same dress 
  • Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman won Best Actress and Actor, respectively
  • Jordan Peele made history as  he is the first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay for Get Out 
  • Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell earned Oscars in the Best Supporting categories 
  • Disney’s Coco was also a big winner as it earned wins in Best Song and Best Animated Feature Film

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty have redeemed themselves from the epic Best Picture controversy from last year.

The two Hollywood legends correctly announced the Shape Of Water as the winner of top honors at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday evening. 

Director of the film Guillermo del Toro had a hilarious moment ahead of accepting the shiny new prize as he double checked the card and smiled into the camera after he had confirmed the win for himself.

In his acceptance speech the 53-year-old Mexican director dedicated the award to young filmmakers as he said: ‘This is a door, kick it open, and come in.’

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They're back! Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty have redeemed themselves from the epic Best Picture controversy from last year

They’re back! Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty have redeemed themselves from the epic Best Picture controversy from last year

Good spirits: Director of the film Guillermo del Toro had a hilarious moment ahead of accepting the shiny new prize as he double checked the card and smiled into the camera after he had confirmed the win for himself

Good spirits: Director of the film Guillermo del Toro had a hilarious moment ahead of accepting the shiny new prize as he double checked the card and smiled into the camera after he had confirmed the win for himself

Last year it was a much different story as the Bonnie And Clyde actors were at the center of an envelope mishap involving Academy Awards agency PricewaterhouseCoopers which counts the votes.

Faye, 77, and Warren, 80, had announced La Land as Best Picture, the pair had been given the wrong envelope to announce the prize, leading Oscar producers to run onto the stage midway-through the acceptance speeches to unveil Moonlight as the real winner. 

Despite the infamous incident The Academy has decided to retain accounting firm PwC despite the now infamous Best Picture flub.

Redemption: The 77-year-old actress and 80-year-old actor were brought back despite the flub involving PricewaterhouseCoopers last year

Redemption: The 77-year-old actress and 80-year-old actor were brought back despite the flub involving PricewaterhouseCoopers last year

Callback: As if the iconic duo presenting wasn't already enough of a tie-in to last year's ceremony Dunaway wore the exact same black dress to present on Sunday (left) as she did on the red carpet of the 2017 Academy Awards (pictured right)

Callback: As if the iconic duo presenting wasn't already enough of a tie-in to last year's ceremony Dunaway wore the exact same black dress to present on Sunday (left) as she did on the red carpet of the 2017 Academy Awards (pictured right)

 Callback: As if the iconic duo presenting wasn’t already enough of a tie-in to last year’s ceremony Dunaway wore the exact same black dress to present on Sunday (left) as she did on the red carpet of the 2017 Academy Awards (pictured right)

Happy times: The cast, crew, and producers of Shape Of Water looked overjoyed as they embraced at the conclusion of the event

Happy times: The cast, crew, and producers of Shape Of Water looked overjoyed as they embraced at the conclusion of the event

Inspiring: In his acceptance speech the 53-year-old Mexican director dedicated the award to young filmmakers as he said: 'This is a door, kick it open, and come in'

Inspiring: In his acceptance speech the 53-year-old Mexican director dedicated the award to young filmmakers as he said: ‘This is a door, kick it open, and come in’

Finally! Guillermo del Toro also took home his first ever Oscar in the Best Director category for The Shape Of Water earlier in the night

Finally! Guillermo del Toro also took home his first ever Oscar in the Best Director category for The Shape Of Water earlier in the night

Love story: The Shape Of Water earned four Oscars as the film led the night with 13 nominations

Love story: The Shape Of Water earned four Oscars as the film led the night with 13 nominations

Infamous: Last year it was a much different story as the Bonnie And Clyde actors were at the center of an envelope mishap involving  agency PricewaterhouseCoopers

Infamous: Last year it was a much different story as the Bonnie And Clyde actors were at the center of an envelope mishap involving agency PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ultimately it was decided that the accounting firm of PwC – short for PricewaterhouseCoopers – will be kept on board for the 90th ceremony next year with a few new precautions to prevent the same blunder from happening again.

PwC accountants won’t be allowed to have their cellphones backstage during future Oscar telecasts. 

As if the iconic duo presenting wasn’t already enough of a tie-in to last year’s ceremony Dunaway wore the exact same black dress to present as she did on the red carpet of the 2017 Academy Awards.

Earlier in the night talented filmmaker Del Toro won his first ever Best Director award.

The Shape Of Water had four wins which was good for most on the night as coming into the event it had the most nominations with 13.

The big win came just after Frances McDormand was given the Best Actress gong for her work on Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri but moved the spotlight onto all the other female nominees as she had them all stand up.

At the end of the empowering speech, the 60-year-old now two-time Oscar winner left one final message to those in attendance: ‘I have two words to leave with you tonight: inclusion rider.’

Legend: Frances McDormand won top honor of Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Legend: Frances McDormand won top honor of Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Transcendent performance: The 60-year-old actress played Mildred in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Transcendent performance: The 60-year-old actress played Mildred in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Veteran: Gary Oldman won Best Actor for his work on Darkest Hour

Veteran: Gary Oldman won Best Actor for his work on Darkest Hour

Mr. Prime Minister: Oldman ended his speech by thanking Winston Churchill who he had portrayed in the film

Mr. Prime Minister: Oldman ended his speech by thanking Winston Churchill who he had portrayed in the film

An inclusion rider is a clause in the contract of the top line talent on a film that requires a diverse crew to be hired around them. 

It was also a big night for Gary Oldman as he won Best Actor for his work on Darkest Hour.

The 59-year-old veteran British actor had won his first ever Oscar but did not want the honor to be all about him as he dedicated the win to his elderly mother Kathleen, 98.

What a debut! Jordan Peele made history as he is the first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay for Get Out

What a debut! Jordan Peele made history as he is the first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay for Get Out

'Impossible': The 39-year-old talented star looked in disbelief as he walked onto the stage to accept his award

'Impossible': The 39-year-old talented star looked in disbelief as he walked onto the stage to accept his award

‘Impossible’: The 39-year-old talented star looked in disbelief as he walked onto the stage to accept his award

Honored: Peele gave his acceptance speech as presenter Nicole Kidman looked on 

Honored: Peele gave his acceptance speech as presenter Nicole Kidman looked on 

Disbelief: Clearly still shocked from his win, Jordan tweeted afterwards, 'I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?'

Disbelief: Clearly still shocked from his win, Jordan tweeted afterwards, ‘I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?’

Eerie: Get Out (pictured: lead actor Daniel Kaluuya) was both a critical and box office success and was even among the favorites to win Best Picture which would have been quite the feat for a horror film

Eerie: Get Out (pictured: lead actor Daniel Kaluuya) was both a critical and box office success and was even among the favorites to win Best Picture which would have been quite the feat for a horror film

‘I would like to thank my mother – she is older than the Oscar, she will be 99 years young next birthday,’ Oldman said.

‘Thank you for your love and support,’ he told her as he clutched his gold statuette. ‘Put the kettle on, I’m bringing Oscar home!’ 

 He then ended his speech by thanking Winston Churchill who he had portrayed in the film. 

One of the top moments from the gala came when Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out 

Ravishing in red: Allison Janney was honored with the coveted Best Supporting Actor prize at the 90th Annual Academy Award

Ravishing in red: Allison Janney was honored with the coveted Best Supporting Actor prize at the 90th Annual Academy Award

Aww: Her I, Tonya co-star Margot Robbie looked emotional as she congratulated Allison after her name was called

Aww: Her I, Tonya co-star Margot Robbie looked emotional as she congratulated Allison after her name was called

Enchanting: She looked stunning in a flowy red maxi dress

Enchanting: She looked stunning in a flowy red maxi dress

 Enchanting: She looked stunning in a flowy red maxi dress

Hilarious: The 58-year-old veteran actress showed off her amazing sense of humor as the first thing she said when approaching the podium was: 'I did it all by myself'

Hilarious: The 58-year-old veteran actress showed off her amazing sense of humor as the first thing she said when approaching the podium was: ‘I did it all by myself’

Support system: Margot could be seen wiping away her tears as she watched Allison accept the gong

Support system: Margot could be seen wiping away her tears as she watched Allison accept the gong

All eyes on her: Allison had the full attention of the star-studded crowd 

All eyes on her: Allison had the full attention of the star-studded crowd 

The honor makes the 39-year-old star the first black screenwriter to ever win the award as he gave one of the best speeches of the night as he admitted he thought writing the film was ‘impossible.’

‘This means so much to me,’ he said. ‘I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible.

‘I thought it wasn’t gonna work, I thought no one would ever make this movie, but I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone let me make this movie, then people would hear it and people would see it.’

Jordan then issued a string of thank yous, including to those who worked on the movie, cinemagoers, and his beloved wife Chelsea Peretti.

He said: ‘To the cast and crew, I love you, thank you so much. My wife, who supported me through this whole process. My mother, who taught me to love even in the face of hate.

‘And to everybody who went and saw this movie. Everybody who bought a ticket, told somebody to buy a ticket, thank you. I love you for shouting out at the theatre, for shouting out at the screen. I love all, thank you so much goodnight.’ 

Shining moment: Sam Rockwell won the first gong in the Best Supporting Actor category

Shining moment: Sam Rockwell won the first gong in the Best Supporting Actor category

Sweet smooch: The 49-year-old actor planted a kiss on wife Leslie Bibb when his name was announced

Sweet smooch: The 49-year-old actor planted a kiss on wife Leslie Bibb when his name was announced

In memory: He ended his speech on a touching note as he dedicated the win the fellow actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died in 2014. Rockwell said: 'This is for my old buddy Phil Hoffman.'

In memory: He ended his speech on a touching note as he dedicated the win the fellow actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died in 2014. Rockwell said: ‘This is for my old buddy Phil Hoffman.’

Clearly still shocked from his win, Jordan tweeted afterwards, ‘I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?’ 

Allison Janney, 58, took home the coveted Best Supporting Actress prize for I, Tonya earlier in the night.

It was a huge win for the star who was recognized for her work as LaVona in I, Tonya.

Allison showed off her amazing sense of humor as the first thing she said when approaching the podium was: ‘I did it all by myself.’ 

Mamba mentality: NBA legend Kobe Bryant accepted the Best Animated Short Film gong for Dear Basketball

Mamba mentality: NBA legend Kobe Bryant accepted the Best Animated Short Film gong for Dear Basketball

Big win: Eva Marie Saint gave the Costume Design award to Mark Bridges who was accepting on behalf of Phantom Thread

Big win: Eva Marie Saint gave the Costume Design award to Mark Bridges who was accepting on behalf of Phantom Thread

Music to their ears: Alex Gibson and Richard King won the Sound Editing award for Dunkirk

Music to their ears: Alex Gibson and Richard King won the Sound Editing award for Dunkirk

Tremendous trio: Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji and David Malinowski accepted the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for their work in Darkest Hour

Tremendous trio: Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji and David Malinowski accepted the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for their work in Darkest Hour

The star went on to thank everyone who worked on the film as well as her friends and family who had supported her.

‘This is for Hal. You’re always in my heart,’ she said. Her brother Henry ‘Hal’ Janney committed suicide on February 14 2011.  

There was plenty of love in the building as her co-star and producer of the film Margot Robbie could be seen tearing up during Allison’s acceptance speech. 

Pretty in pink: Viola Davis presented the first award of the night

Pretty in pink: Viola Davis presented the first award of the night

Egg-cellent: Greta Gerwig stunned in yellow as Laura Dern  rocked a white plunging number 

Egg-cellent: Greta Gerwig stunned in yellow as Laura Dern  rocked a white plunging number 

Sheer daring: Taraji P. Henson slayed in a black lace number as she introduced Mary J. Blige

Sheer daring: Taraji P. Henson slayed in a black lace number as she introduced Mary J. Blige

Hilarious: Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph walked out with their heels in hand for a hilarious segment while presenting 

Hilarious: Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph walked out with their heels in hand for a hilarious segment while presenting 

This comes just after Sam Rockwell accepted the first award of the night in the Best Supporting Actor category. 

No doubt the 49-year-old actor was excited to take home the coveted, shiny gold Oscar statue for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which was presented by Viola Davis at the gala event.

Sam definitely seemed to be surprised by the win as he said: ‘I’d like to thank the Academy. I never thought I’d say those words.’  

Good looking couple: Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot looked dapper as they strutted on stage 

Good looking couple: Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot looked dapper as they strutted on stage 

Hello sunshine: Eiza Gonzalez looked gorgeous while arm-in-arm with Ansel Elgort

Hello sunshine: Eiza Gonzalez looked gorgeous while arm-in-arm with Ansel Elgort

Legend: Eva Marie Saint presented at the gala as she dedicated her appearance to her recently deceased husband

Legend: Eva Marie Saint presented at the gala as she dedicated her appearance to her recently deceased husband

He ended his speech on a touching note as he dedicated the win the fellow actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died in 2014.

Before walking off stage Rockwell said:  ‘This is for my old buddy Phil Hoffman.’

Another big winner on the night was Disney animated film Coco which earned wins in Best Song and Best Animated Feature Film.  

Beautiful in burgundy: Mary J. Blige performed a track from her film Mudbound 

Beautiful in burgundy: Mary J. Blige performed a track from her film Mudbound 

Standing room only: Mary received a standing ovation at the end of it

Standing room only: Mary received a standing ovation at the end of it

Strumming his stuff: Sufjan Stevens performed his Best Song nominee song Mystery Of Love from Call Me By Your Name 

Strumming his stuff: Sufjan Stevens performed his Best Song nominee song Mystery Of Love from Call Me By Your Name 

Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk won three awards in the Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Film Editing categories. 

Jimmy Kimmel was the host with the most at the event as he was praised for a hilarious monologue as well as several gags throughout the night. 

At one point her recruited Margot Robbie, Lupita Nyong’o, Gal Gadot, Ansel Elgort, and Guillermo del Toro among many other A-listers to surprise a theater full of Wrinkle In Time patrons at the TCL Chinese Theater.

In his second year as host, Kimmel took shots at Harvey Weinstein, Vice President and Mike Pence and President Donald Trump during his monologue.

He also had a running gag in which he said he would reward the person with the shortest speech with a $ 17,900 jet ski which was presented by Dame Helen Mirren and was ultimately given to Phantom Thread costume designer Mark Bridges at the very end of the night.

Funnyman: Jimmy Kimmel had the audience laughing as he shed some light on the Harvey Weinstein scandal during his monologue 

Funnyman: Jimmy Kimmel had the audience laughing as he shed some light on the Harvey Weinstein scandal during his monologue 

Host with the most: Kimmel was host of the event for the second year in a row

Host with the most: Kimmel was host of the event for the second year in a row

Get Out! Lakeith Stanfield came out during a funny gag in which he reprised his role as Andre Logan King in Get Out

Get Out! Lakeith Stanfield came out during a funny gag in which he reprised his role as Andre Logan King in Get Out

Controversial: Casey Affleck (pictured last year) did not attend the gala this year despite it being customary for previous Oscar winners to present new winners with awards

Controversial: Casey Affleck (pictured last year) did not attend the gala this year despite it being customary for previous Oscar winners to present new winners with awards

It was quite the star-studded affair as Dame Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis and Nicole Kidman had all presented.

Others stars who hit the stage to present also included Dave Chappelle, Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Eiza Gonzalez, Ashley Judd, Matthew McConaughey, Rita Moreno, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken. 

Judd and Nyong’o were among the high-profile actresses who have accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. 

It is customary for the previous winners to present to the new winner at the subsequent ceremony

However, the last winner of the best actor award, Casey Affleck, did not attend the ceremony this year. 

The Manchester By The Sea star would have been expected to present the best actress award, according to the show’s tradition, but in January he withdrew from the hosting role. 

In 2010 Affleck was sued by two women for alleged sexual harassment before the lawsuits were settled out of court. 

He has vehemently denied the sexual harassment claims which were alleged to have happened during the making of the film I’m Still Here.  

Not in the sunken place: Allison Williams looked cheery as she greeted fellow audience members 

Not in the sunken place: Allison Williams looked cheery as she greeted fellow audience members 

No frills: Frances McDormand skipped the red carpet but she sat front and center at the event 

No frills: Frances McDormand skipped the red carpet but she sat front and center at the event 

Happy times: Taraji P. Henson could be seen congratulating Sam Rockwell backstage as the Amphibian Man from The Shape Of Water could be seen passing through 

Happy times: Taraji P. Henson could be seen congratulating Sam Rockwell backstage as the Amphibian Man from The Shape Of Water could be seen passing through 

ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS 2018

 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

Sally Hawkins in The Shape Of Water; Best Picture winner

Sally Hawkins in The Shape Of Water; Best Picture winner

BEST ACTOR

Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Gary OIdman – Darkest Hour – WINNER

Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Mary J Blige – Mudbound

Alison Janney – I, Tonya – WINNER

Lesley Manville – Phanton Thread

Laurie Metcalf – Ladybird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape Of Water 

Alison Janney was named Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya

Alison Janney was named Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Fantastic Woman – WINNER

The Insult

Loveless

On Body and Soul

The Square

BEST DOCUMENTARY  SHORT

Edith + Eddie

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – WINNER

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places

Icarus – WINNER

Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Icarus, named Best Documentary Feature

Icarus, named Best Documentary Feature

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 

Mighty River – Mudbound

Mystery Of Love – Call Me by Your Name

Remember Me – Coco – WINNER

Stand Up For Something – Marshall

This Is Me – The Greatest Showman 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco – WINNER

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Coco; Winner of Best Animated Feature Film

Coco; Winner of Best Animated Feature Film

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory – WINNER

The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber

Logan – Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green

Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Big Sick – Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out – Jordan Peele – WINNER

Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor (story by Guillermo del Toro)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water – WINNER

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

BEST DIRECTOR  

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk 

Jordan Peele – Get Out  

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird  

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water – WINNER 

BEST ACTRESS    

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 Actress winner Frances McDormand in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress winner Frances McDormand in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR   

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Bladerunner 2049 – WINNER

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

Shape of Water

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour 

Phantom Thread – WINNER

The Shape of Water

Victoria and Abdul

BEST SOUND EDITING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner

Dunkirk – WINNER

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Dunkirk was named the winner for Best Sound Editing

Dunkirk was named the winner for Best Sound Editing

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 Emmet

The Silent Child – WINNER

Watu Wota / All of Us 

Maisie Sly is seen in The Silent Child, which won Best Live Action Short Film

Maisie Sly is seen in The Silent Child, which won Best Live Action Short Film

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER

Guardian of the Galaxy vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST FILM EDITING

Baby Driver

I,Tonya

Dunkirk – WINNER

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri   

 BEST SOUND MIXING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner

Dunkirk – WINNER

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water – WINNER

BEST MAKE UP AND HAIR STYLING

Darkest Hour – WINNER

Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

 

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