Shape Of Water Director Dedicates Best Picture Win To Young Filmmakers

Calvin Saunders
March 10, 2018

Guillermo del Toro may have taken home an armful of Academy Awards last weekend for the The Shape of Water, the otherworldly love story he wrote and directed, but the state of his own love life is apparently a little less certain.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the gala - which aired live on ABC - for a second, consecutive year.

Kimmel set the tone by targeting Weinstein in his opening monologue, describing the disgraced producer's downfall following dozens of allegations of sexual harassment and assault as "long overdue".

Britain's Gary Oldman won his first Oscar for playing World War II leader Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while Frances McDormand's woman in a vengeful fury was a popular best actress victor for dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Janney got big laughs at the start of her speech when, rather than starting to thank people, she exclaimed, "I did it all by myself!"

"This explained, at least to me, what otherwise would have felt like a hasty and forced connection between the two: she felt a primal kinship with him, instinctively, and was immediately drawn in". He previously won for 2014's "The Grand Budapest Hotel".

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Phantom Thread won for Best Costume Design and Blade Runner 2049 won for Best Visual Effects. Stone had some fun when she presented the award Sunday night, saying, "These four men and Greta Gerwig" (the first woman nominated in the category in eight years).

He said: "I want to thank the people who have come with me all the way - Kimmy, Robert, Gary, Wayne and George, and my kids".

Earlier in the show, Canadians Paul Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shane Vieau shared the best production design trophy for crafting the look of the Cold War-era merman romance, which stars Sally Hawkins as a mute janitor who falls for a captive and abused amphibian creature, played by Doug Jones.

However, following The Shape Of Water's Oscar wins, the folk at XenoCat Artifacts reported that their entire new batch of fish-man dildos have already sold out, so the movie has officially become something of a cultural phenomenon. Close to 60 per cent of presenters were female and 51 per cent were people of colour. Indeed, this Pixar film set in the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition was the victor of the Oscar for best animated feature film.

Beatty and Dunaway were reported to be in the wings to present Best Picture to this year's victor, and Kimmel joked earlier there could be no mistake this year. "We grew up dreaming of one day working in the movies". This one is a special years.

Mexican filmmakers are celebrating their achievements at the 90th Academy Awards Ceremony. "This is history happening, right here".

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