Oscars 2018 highlights: The Shape of Water wins Best Picture at ceremony dominated by Time's Up, #MeToo

Witness Hollywood's most coveted actors convene at the 90th Academy Awards to recognise excellence in cinematic achievements, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Oscars 2018 highlights: The Shape of Water wins Best Picture at ceremony dominated by Time's Up, #MeToo


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Here is the full list of nominations:

Best Picture

Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Meryl Streep (The Post)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)
Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Leslie Manville (Phantom Thread)
Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly's Game

Best Original Screenplay

The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Original Song

'Remember Me' (Coco)
'Mystery of Love' (Call Me By Your Name)
'This Is Me' (The Greatest Showman)
'Mighty River' (Mudbound)
'Stand Up For Something' (Marshall)

Best Original Score

Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Best Live Action Short

DeKalb Elementary
The 11 O'Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
All Of Us

Best Documentary Short

Edith & Eddie
Heaven is a Traffic Jam
Traffic Stop

Best Film Editing

Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of water

Best Animated Feature

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Best Animated Short

Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden)

Best Sound Mixing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Shape of Water

Best Sound Editing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Documentary Feature

Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo 
Strong Island

Best Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria and Abdul

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour
Victoria and Abdul


Mar 05, 2018 - 10:23 (IST)

This brings us to the end of the Oscars LIVE coverage. Log into firstpost.com as we'll be discussing the winners and trends from this year, through the day. 

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:22 (IST)

And that's a wrap!

So largely, a predictable list of winners. 

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:21 (IST)

The Shape of Water wins Best Picture

The Shape of Water it is, and Guillermo del Toro took the envelope from Warren Beatty, just to confirm he'd read the name correctly. The times we live in. Meanwhile, Mark Bridges wins the jet ski! 

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:16 (IST)

And the big award of the ceremony, presented by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway — Best Picture

The award goes to: The Shape of Water

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:10 (IST)

Frances for the win!

It is worth observing the extraordinary strength of female performances this year. On average, better than the male ones. McDormand is simply f*cking awesome!

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:07 (IST)

A "standing" ovation

Frances McDormand asks all the female Oscar nominees to stand up with her, ("Meryl if you do it, everyone will), and speaks about inclusion.

"We are a bunch of hooligans and anarchists but we do clean up nice."

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:04 (IST)

Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence present the Best Performance by an Actress in a lead role

And the award goes to: Frances Mcdormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Mar 05, 2018 - 09:57 (IST)

Gary Oldman's speech on winning Best Actor award

"My deepest thanks to the Academy for this glorious prize. I've lived in America for the longest times and I'm deeply grateful for the friendships, my home, my livelihood, my family and the Oscars. The movies, their power captivated a man from south London with a dream."

Mar 05, 2018 - 09:55 (IST)

Best Actor award, presented by Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren

And the award goes to Gary Oldman for Phantom Thread

Mar 05, 2018 - 09:46 (IST)

I am an immigrant, says Del Toro

I am an immigrant. The greatest thing out industry does is to erase lines. 


Oscars 2018 latest updates: Best Director award goes to Guillermo Del Toro, Best actor award goes to Gary Oldman and Best Actress to Frances McDormand.

Best Original Song goes to Remember Me from Coco. Best Original Score goes to: Alexander Desplat for The Shape Of Water.

Roger Deakins wins Best Cinematography for Blade Runner 2049.

Best Adapted Screenplay goes to James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name. Jordan Peele wins Best Original Screenplay for Get Out.

Best Documentary award goes to Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405, and Best Live Action Short goes to The Silent Child. 

Dunkirk wins its third award, for Best Editing. Blade Runner 2049 wins one of its first few awards, Achievement in Visual Effects.

Best Animated feature film award goes to Disney-Pixar's Coco.

Rita Morena announces award for Best Foreign Language film (A Fanstatic Woman). Mahershala Ali announced the Best Actress in Supporting Role: the winner is Allison Janney for I, Tonya.

Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani talks about how "dreams are the foundation of America". Best Production Design award goes to The Shape of Water.

Dunkirk wins award for Best Sound Editing and Sound mixing.

The Best Costume Design award goes to Phantom Thread. Greta Gerwig announces the award for Best Documentary (Feature).

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Oscars 2018, spoke about Black Panther and how only 11 % of the films released in Hollywood are directed by women. He spoke about The Shape of Water too and started his opening ceremony speech with a bunch of jokes.

Greta Gerwig talks about Ladybird and the mother-daughter relationship on the Red Carpet. Saoirse Ronan also spoke about her role. Meanwhile, spotted on the red carpet in Black Panther mode was Chadwick Boseman.

Hollywood's most prestigious awards show, The Academy Awards or the Oscars, will take place on Sunday, 4 March. This is a standout year for Hollywood, not just for a volatile few months surrounding the #MeToo and Time's Up campaign, but also since this year, there is no clear front-runner for the awards.

With a staggering nine nominations in the Best Picture category, this year's ceremony is sure to be nail-biting.

From a quirky fairy tale romance to a dark comedy about a murder investigation, via a couple of coming-of-age tales and a horror satire, the contenders for the best picture Oscar offer audiences an array of genres and themes.

Oscars 2018 highlights The Shape of Water wins Best Picture at ceremony dominated by Times Up MeToo

The Best Picture nominees.

Here is a brief summary of the nine films vying for the most prestigious prize at Sunday's Oscars ceremony:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh's darkly funny tragicomedy has surged at the 11th hour to go into Sunday as the narrow favorite in what most experts are characterising as a four-way race with The Shape of Water, Get Out and Lady Bird.

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro's romantic Cold War-era fantasy tells the story of a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a captive magical river creature in a secret US government lab in 1960s Baltimore.

Get Out

The bold satire about race relations -- told by first-time feature director Jordan Peele in the form of a fantastical horror movie -- is one of the top five best critically-received movies of all time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, which collates reviews.

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig's solo feature directorial debut -- a moving and authentic portrait of a volatile mother-daughter relationship -- could see her become only the second woman ever to win the Oscar for best director.


The tense retelling of the storied 1940 evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied troops from a beach in northern France, starring One Direction singer Harry Styles, is an outsider for the top prize going into Sunday.

Darkest Hour

British actor Gary Oldman, who disappears entirely into the role of Churchill thanks to some convincing make-up and padding, is expected to bring home his first Oscar for best actor, although the movie is another outsider for best picture.

Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino's paean to the universal heartbreak of first love, set in northern Italy in the 1980s, has three nominations other than best picture -- for Ivory's screenplay, a best actor nod for Chalamet's performance and best original song.

The Post

Steven Spielberg's celebration of journalism and the free press recounts the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story of the 1971 publication by The Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the lies behind US involvement in the Vietnam War.


Phantom Thread

In a movie full of noteworthy performances, the most remarkable thing about this project is the fact that its towering, iconic star — triple Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis — says it will be his last.

Anderson's tender but brutal story of the romance between a dressmaker and his muse is also up for best director and actor, best supporting actress for Lesley Manville, best score for Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and best costume design.

(With inputs from AP)

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