'The Shape of Water' wins Best Picture at Oscars 2018

"The Shape of Water" won big at this year's Oscars with four golden statues, one of which is for the most important category, Best Picture.

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony ended with the win for The Shape of Water in the Best Picture category. The movie has defeated strong competition from Get Out, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in what had been considered the closest Oscar race in many years.

Previously, the film revolving around the strange love between a mute girl and a mysterious fish-man has also been named in the categories of Best Picture (Guillermo del Toro), Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

Guillermo del Toro received an Oscar for Best Picture for The Shape of Water. He is the director, producer and co-writer of the movie.

The success of the movie helped the other member of the group "Three Amigos" from Mexico to win Oscars. Before that, both Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón had won individual prizes at the pre-season awards.

“I am an immigrant... The greatest thing our industry does is to help erase the lines in the sand when the world tries to make them deeper.” said del Toro in his acceptance speech.

Having led the nominations list with 13, The Shape of Water had been considered a strong candidate for the best picture Oscar, and it also won best film at the Critics’ Choice awards and the Producers Guild awards. However, it had lost out to Three Billboards at both the Golden Globes and the Baftas.

Four faces won gold medal at the Oscars 2018.

The full winners list from The Oscars 2018 held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood:

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Costume Design: Phantom Thread

Make up and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour

Documentary Feature: Icarus

Sound Editing: Dunkirk

Sound Mixing: Dunkirk

Best Production Design: The Shape of Water

Best Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya.

Best Animated Short: Dear Basketball

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Best Visual Effects: Blade Runner: 2049

Best Film Editing: Dunkirk

Best Documentary Short Subject: Heaven is a Traffic am on the 405

Best Live Action Short Film: The Silent Child

Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name

Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele – Get Out

Best Cinematography: Roger A Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Best Original Score: Alexandra Desplat – The Shape of Water

Best Original Song: Remember Me – Coco

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Best Actor: Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Best Actress: Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Picture: The Shape of Water


By: Christina Baker

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