‘Shape of Water’ bags top honors at Oscars

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