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’The Shape of Water’ bags best picture Oscar; Oldman, McDormand are best actors

’The Shape of Water’ bags best picture Oscar; Oldman, McDormand are best actors


Mangalore Today News Network

Los Angeles,Mar 05, 2018 : Fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won best picture, the film industry’s most prestigious honor, at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony.

 

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The Fox Searchlight movie’s Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, took home the best director Oscar, dashing the hopes of a rare win by a woman or a black filmmaker.

 

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The movie about a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a strange river creature had gone into the ceremony with a leading 13 nominations, and won a total of four Academy Awards.

 

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As expected, Britain’s Gary Oldman was named best actor for playing World War Two leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros.’ "Darkest Hour," while Frances McDormand’s woman in a fury was a popular best actress winner for Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

 

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Elsewhere, awards were spread around, recognizing first-timers, LGBT movies and films inspired by other cultures.

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tackled Hollywood’s sexual misconduct scandal with jokes on a night heavy with nods to activism on issues ranging from LGBT issues and school shootings to sexism and racism.

 

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Gay romance "Call Me by Your Name" won best adapted screenplay and racial satire "Get Out" won best original screenplay.

"A Fantastic Woman," Chile’s groundbreaking story about a transgender woman, played by transgender actress Daniela Vega, won best foreign language film, and Mexican-inspired "Coco" was named best animated feature.

 

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Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney took home their first Oscars for their supporting roles "Three Billboards" and independent ice-skating movie "I, Tonya," respectively.


courtesy:DHNS


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