'The Shape of Water' wins big at Oscars on activism-fuelled night

039;The Shape of Water' was shot almost entirely in Toronto

039;The Shape of Water' was shot almost entirely in Toronto

With all the awards that The Shape of Water was nabbing already, it was nearly no surprise that the film would win Best Picture at the Oscars this year.

'We can't let bad behaviour slide anymore.

"It's not like when they turn the mic off they take the statue away". "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed".

Kimmel also jested about leading nominee The Shape of Water, a beastly romance by Guillermo del Toro filmed in Toronto and Hamilton which won the prize for Best Production Design early in the evening.

Her "Three Billboards" co-star Rockwell kicked off the night by claiming best supporting actor for his acclaimed turn as a racist, violent police officer. "I started working with her (Morgan) at the end of the summer". Gary Oldman, winning best actor for Darkest Hour, quipped, "I'm not going to get the ski" amid his rambling speech.

'My fellow nominees, you represent everything that is good and right and human about this profession.

The 86-year-old icon made something old something new again when she wore the same floral gown she did to the ceremony 56 years ago, when she took home best supporting actress for West Side Story.

Phantom Thread won for Best Costume Design and Blade Runner 2049 won for Best Visual Effects.

"This entire fall, [through] the #MeToo, the Time's Up movements, everyone is getting a voice to express something that has been happening forever, not only in Hollywood, but in every walk of life, ' said Mira Sorvino ['Mighty Aphrodite"].

Miles Dale says he feels "ecstatic" about his best picture Oscar win and harbours no ill feelings after his speech was spoiled by play-off music.

The Shape of Water was nominated in the Best Picture Award category at the Oscars 2018.

Last year's embarrassing envelope mix-up over the best picture victor was turned into a running joke, with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway returning for a second year to announce the top prize. Based on an original idea by del Toro and Kraus, "The Shape of Water" has been developed from the ground up as a bold, two-tiered release-one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of film and literature.

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