Published On: Mon, Mar 5th, 2018

The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture At 90th Academy Awards

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The Shape of Water grabbed Best Picture and its director Guillermo del Toro won Best Director awards at the Oscars.

The Shape of Water Grabs Oscars For Best Picture

Set in Baltimore in 1962, the movie stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. It was premered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2017, and was also screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Best Picture

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Best Actor

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour as Winston Churchill

Best Actress

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Officer Jason Dixon

Best Supporting Actress

Allison Janney – I, Tonya as LaVona Golden

Best Original Screenplay

Get Out – Written by Jordan Peele

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory based on the novel by André Aciman

Best Animated Feature Film

Coco – Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile) in Spanish – Directed by Sebastián Lelio

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