The Shape of Water was the biggest winner of the night at the 90th Annual Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre on Sunday.
The American romantic fantasy drama, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was nominated for thirteen awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design
The shape of water is a film about a mute woman, an older gay man and a black woman working together to help save an aquatic creature in the 60’s, and it features an interspecies sex scene.
It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.
Also on the night, “Three Billboard’s” Frances McDormand emerged the best actress among several nominees as she used her speech to promote gender equality and lift up the women in the room.
“If I may be so honoured to have all the female nominees stand with me,” she said. “All the filmmakers, the producers, the writers, the composers, Look around … because we all have stories to tell.” she continued as more women stood up to applaud her
Below is the list of all the winners in key categories;
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 foreign language film: “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
Best animated feature: “Coco”
Best documentary feature: “Icarus”
Best original screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele
Best adapted screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name” – James Ivory
Best production design: “The Shape of Water”
Best original score: “The Shape of Water” – Alexandre Desplat
Best original song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”
Best film editing: “Dunkirk”
Best sound editing: “Dunkirk”
Best sound mixing: “Dunkirk”
Best cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049” – Roger Deakins
Best visual effects: “Blade Runner 2049”
Best make-up and hairstyling: “Darkest Hour”.