- The Shape Of Water won the best film
- Del Torro won the best director award
- Gary Oldman was the best actor
- Frances McDormand won best actresses
The biggest film awards of the year finally arrived with the Oscars taking place in style. The 90th Academy Awards saw The Shape Of Water rule the roost after it picked up the best film award and also saw director Del Torro winning the best director award for it. A tiny-budgeted film about the life of a black gay man won the Oscar for best picture to show that nothing pips good filmmaking, acting and a good story.
Gary Oldman, 59, was the red-hot favourite to win the award for Darkest Hour and he thanked his mother after he sealed the award.”I would like to thank my mother, who is older than the Oscar,” he said. “She is 99 years young next birthday and watching on her sofa. I say thank you for your love and support.
Frances McDormand won the best actresses for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and delivered one of the best acceptance speeches in the history of the Oscars. She spoke about the inclusion rider, a clause in an actor’s contract that ensures that there is parity in race and gender on a movie set and asked actors to ask for it more while shooting for movies. “I have two words to leave with you tonight: inclusion rider,” said Best Actress winner Frances McDormand at the end of her speech.
The full list of the winners in the major categories:
WINNER: “The Shape of Water”
Winner: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
WINNER: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
WINNER: “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro
Best Supporting Actress
WINNER: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”