Guillermo del Toro’s directorial venture wins the best picture at the 90th Academy awards
Looks like love triumphs against all all odds. Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, full-hearted monster romance fantasy took home the best picture at the 90th Academy Awards, prevailing over more traditional Dunkirk, and the rebellious Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
In addition to the best picture award, the movie about embracing the outcast and giving voice to the voiceless won accolades for its direction, Alexandre Desplat’s score and Paul Denham Austerberry’s production design.
Held Sunday March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the ceremony took a light hearted look at last year’s envelope fiasco while tacking more serious problems in Hollywood, like allegations levied against Harvey Weinstein, gender equality and diversity.
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards presented Sunday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
Best Picture: The Shape of Water
Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Directing: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman, Chile.
Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name
Original Screenplay: Get Out
Production Design: The Shape of Water
Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Sound Mixing: Dunkirk
Sound Editing: Dunkirk
Original Score: The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat.
Original Song: Remember Me from Coco
Documentary Feature: Icarus
Documentary (short subject): Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Film Editing: DunkirK
Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour
Animated Short Film: Dear Basketball
Live Action Short Film: The Silent Child
Animated Feature Film: Coco
Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049
Costume Design: Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges