'The Shape of Water' Wins Best Picture at 2018 Academy Awards
- Author: Kyle Peterson Mar 05, 2018,
Mar 05, 2018, 10:47
A still from the movie "The Shape of Water".
Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" was second in the nominations count, with eight, followed by "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", which grabbed seven. The actress already bagged the SAG and BAFTA awards for the same film. Oldman and McDormand's win were also no surprise, as both were favorites in the leading actors category.
The Achievement in Directing nomination was de Toro's first in this category and his fourth overall.
Who will win: There's no doubt about it, this year is tough to predict.
Tonight marks the 90th annual Academy Awards and we will see if The Shape of Water takes home any major awards. "And that's why the original title of the screenplay when I wrote it was A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times, because I think that this is a movie that is incredibly pertinent and nearly like an antidote to a lot of the cynicism and disconnect that we experience day to day". The song was written and composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
The Shape of Water also won Original Score and Production Design, making it four wins on the night. Honors for best visual effects were given to Blade Runner 2049. Deakins won the award for the first time. Like Gael (Garcia Bernal), like Salma (Hayek) and like many, many of you.
The Best Costume Design award goes to Phantom Thread. The film bags best editing trophy. The film has drawn widespread praise for the culturally authentic way it presents Mexico's "Day of the Dead" culture.
Janney is most familiar to audiences from her roles on 2000's White House television drama "The West Wing" and current TV comedy "Mom".
Rita Morena announces award for Best Foreign Language film (A Fanstatic Woman). The Chilean film focuses on the struggles of a transgender singer.
Guillermo del Toro is hugged by his guest Kim Morgan and applauded by fellow Mexican director Gael Garcia Bernal (R) after winning Best Director for "The Shape of Water".
03h33: This is the pivotal moment of this night of the Oscars, we do not sleep, we will come back of a kawa and we go back!
The film, directed by Bryan Fogel and detailing the secret Russian sports doping program, won out in a strong field that included "Faces Places", by Agnes Varda, the French New Wave filmmaker who, at 89, is the oldest-ever Oscar nominee.
Who could win: Aaron Sorkin has won an Oscar before and the screenplay in "Molly's Game" is quite good.
04h33: after a video around of the pioneers of film and Time's Up, let's go now to the Oscar for the best adapted screenplay and, although I would have loved for it to return to Logan, it is logically attributed to Call Me By Your Name.
Veteran actor Meryl Streep makes yet another appearance at the Oscars in a flowing red dress as she gets nominated once again; this year for "The Post" by director Steven Spielberg.
"I have 35 years in the business now and worked in Toronto nearly exclusively, so I've worked with and watched the business grow in Toronto and go from children's television to Academy Award-winning films", said Melvin, who is based in Toronto. 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.