Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ is big winner at 90th Academy Awards

Guillermo del Toro (L) accepts the Oscar for Best Picture for "The Shape of Water." (Reuters)

Hollywood was sprinkled with stardust on Sunday as the movie industry's A-listers came out for the Oscars, hosted by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" on Sunday won the Oscar for best picture, and was the big winner on Hollywood's biggest night with four statuettes.

It bested eight other films: "Call Me By Your Name," "Darkest Hour," "Dunkirk," "Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Phantom Thread," "The Post" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

General view of the stage as host Jimmy Kimmel presides over the show. (Reuters)

Gary Oldman won the best actor Oscar for his stunning portrayal of Winston Churchill as he became Britain's prime minister in May 1940 in "Darkest Hour"

He bested a crowded field that included Timothee Chalamet ("Call Me by Your Name"), Daniel Day-Lewis ("Phantom Thread"), Daniel Kaluuya ("Get Out") and Denzel Washington ("Roman J. Israel, Esq").

Gary Oldman accepts the Oscar for Best Actor for "Darkest Hour." (Reuters)

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."

McDormand, who won her second Oscar after her performance in "Fargo," placed her statuette on the stage and dedicated the prize to all women nominees, across categories.

She bested Saoirse Ronan ("Lady Bird"), Margot Robbie ("I, Tonya"), Sally Hawkins ("The Shape of Water") and Meryl Streep ("The Post").

Frances McDormand wins the Best Actress Oscar for Three Billboards. (Reuters)

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro won the best director Oscar for his fantastical romance "The Shape of Water."

It was the first Academy Award for del Toro, who is known for making both mainstream action movies like "Hellboy" and offbeat dark fantasies like "Pan's Labyrinth."

Best Director Nominee Guillermo del Toro wears a Times Up pin. (Reuters)

"Coco," the story of a little boy chasing his dreams against the backdrop of Mexico's colorful Day of the Dead festival, won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Chile's "A Fantastic Woman," a love story that boldly raises transgender issues, won the Oscar for best foreign language film.

Allison Janney on took home the best supporting actress Oscar 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 win all major prizes.

Sam Rockwell won the Oscar for best supporting actor for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," with one of the night's top films picking up the first award.

Rockwell took the Academy Award for his role as racist, foul-mouthed police officer Jason Dixon in the movie, a dark crime comedy.

List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards:

Best Picture: "The Shape of Water."
Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour."
Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya."
Directing: "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro.
Foreign Language Film: "A Fantastic Woman," Chile.
Adapted Screenplay: "Call Me by Your Name."
Original Screenplay: "Get Out."
Production Design: "The Shape of Water."
Cinematography: "Blade Runner 2049."
Sound Mixing: "Dunkirk."
Sound Editing: "Dunkirk."
Original Score: "The Shape of Water," Alexandre Desplat.
Original Song: "Remember Me" from "Coco."
Documentary Feature: "Icarus."
Documentary (short subject): "Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405."
Film Editing: "Dunkirk."
Makeup and Hairstyling: "Darkest Hour."
Animated Short Film: "Dear Basketball."
Live Action Short Film: "The Silent Child."
Animated Feature Film: "Coco."
Visual Effects: "Blade Runner 2049."
Costume Design: Mark Bridges, "Phantom Thread."

Last Update: Monday, 5 March 2018 KSA 08:15 - GMT 05:15

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