06 March, 2018
"We should continue doing that, when the world tells us to make them deeper". Accepting the Oscar for Best Picture, del Toro jokingly examined the envelope in a nod to last year's Best Picture mix-up, before delivering a speech that championed diversity, storytelling, and the future of film.
"I think every time we can demonstrate in any form - be it sport, science, art, culture, anywhere - what we have to bring to the world discourse, to the world conversation, it is extremely important. We need to set an example", he said.
Allison Janney won best supporting actress for her turn as the cold, sardonic mother of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya", capping a sparkling awards season which saw her sweep the major prizes.
A crystal stage, clips of classic films and appearances by veteran stars projected a nostalgic glow, but the ceremony crackled with contemporary politics and social activism related to sexual misconduct and immigration rights. His came for playing a ferocious yet vulnerable Winston Churchill in best-picture nominee "Darkest Hour", which also took home a prize for best makeup and hairstyling. Three Billboards scored two acting wins - best actress for Frances McDormand, 21 years after she won in the category for Fargo, and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell, who had never before been nominated.
Dunkirk dominated the technical awards with three wins, while British cinematographer Roger Deakins won his first Oscar after being nominated 13 times. Kimmel mentioned last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in his monologue.
Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney took home their first Oscars for their supporting roles in "Three Billboards" and independent ice-skating movie "I, Tonya", respectively. "Put the kettle on", he told her.
Traditionally, the previous year's best actor victor would present that statuette, but Casey Affleck, who triumphed in 2017 for "Manchester by the Sea", withdrew under a cloud of sexual harassment accusations he denies.
Award for "Best Documentary Feature" went to Netflix documentary "Icarus" by Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan.
There were prominent shoutouts to Haiti, which the president reportedly insulted, and Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria.
The song "Remember Me" from the film "Coco" was selected as the "Best Original Song", which is penned and performed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
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" "Coco" would not exist without your endlessly lovely culture and traditions", said co-director Lee Unkrich, referring to Mexico. It's about not judging people by the way they look, but by the content of their character.
Not all jabs at the Trump administration were subtle. Darkest Hour won the two prizes it most deserved, best actor for Gary Oldman, a long-overdue first-time victor, and best makeup and hairstyling, for the people who morphed him into Winston Churchill. Kobe Bryant became the first NBA player to win an Oscar, for the animated short "Dear Basketball". The same happened when Oldman's name was announced; the actor has denied accusations from ex-wife Donya Fiorentino that he assaulted her.
The Oscar for "Best Visual Effects" went to Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049".
"The Shape of Water" also won in the "Best Production Design" and "Best Set Decoration" categories.
The Cold War fantasy film "The Shape of Water" is the victor of the best picture Academy Award.
Mark Bridges, who had previously won the award for his 2011 film "The Artist" this time again bagged the "Best Costume Designer" award for the "Phantom Thread".
Greta Gerwig's independent mother-daughter tale "Lady Bird" came away empty-handed while Universal Pictures' racial satire "Get Out" got just one award - for original screenplay - despite speculation that its bold take on modern race relations might take the top prize.
I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen - inclusion rider, she said.
"Frances is going to start a revolution", said "Shape of Water" producer J. Miles Dale afterward.