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Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water bags Best Picture Award

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90th Academy Awards ceremony, popularly referred to as Oscars 2018, honouring the best films of 2017 was held in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water bags Best Picture Award

  • The ceremony was hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
  • Fantasy drama film, ‘The Shape of Water’ got the most awards (in 4 categories) including the Best Picture Award.
  • ‘The Shape of Water’ was also credited with most nominations (in 13 categories).

Oscars 2018 – Winners List

Categories Winner
Best Picture The Shape of Water
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 Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney – I, Tonya
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
Best Foreign Language Film A Fantastic Woman (Chile) in Spanish
Best Live Action Short Film The Silent Child
Best Animated Short Film Dear Basketball
Best Original Score The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Best Original Song “Remember Me” from Coco – Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Best Sound Editing Dunkirk – Richard King and Alex Gibson
Best Sound Mixing Dunkirk – Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo
Best Production Design The Shape of Water – Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin
Best Cinematography Blade Runner 2049 – Roger A. Deakins
Best Makeup and Hairstyling Darkest Hour – Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
Best Costume Design Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges
Best Film Editing Dunkirk – Lee Smith
Best Visual Effects Blade Runner 2049 – John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambertand Richard R. Hoover

Quick Facts about Oscars:
♦ Awarded for – To recognize excellence in cinematic achievements (in United States)
♦ Presented by – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
♦ First Awarded in – 1929
♦ Frequency – Annual
♦ Creator of Oscar statuette – George Stanley