Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

'Shape of Water' wins big at Oscars

'Shape of Water' wins big at Oscars

But most of the acceptance speeches were delivered by men.

I know no Call Me By Your Name or Get Out or Three Billboards fan wants to hear that - and certainly not Nate Silver, who is always wrong about the Oscars year after year (still love ya, Nate). Mark Bridges, center right, best costume design victor for "Phantom Thread", was presented the prize by Helen Mirren.

The early ratings report for this year's telecast on ABC also represents a drop of 16 percent from the 2017 awards show, which registered a 22.5 percent household rating.

Activists like #MeToo creator Tarana Burke were included in a song segment. The Best Picture victor is a witless "lovable monster" movie, with a villain so overdrawn that vaudeville would have given him the hook, a mute heroine out of the grossest Victorian melodrama, and a theme exploited with far greater panache by Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, and at least a dozen other pictures.

In the run-up to the Academy Awards, leading actor winners Francis McDormand and Gary Oldman also struggled to garner online visibility.

The Fox Searchlight movie's Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, won best director.

Guillermo del Toro poses with his awards for best director and best picture for "The Shape of Water" at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday.

"Everyone in Toronto worked very, very hard to get that film done, everyone did it for a very, very shoestring budget and so I think everyone felt a lot of ownership over the film", Vieau said. Gary Oldman won Best Actor for Darkest Hour, which made only $55 million domestic. And Christopher Nolan's ambitious World War II nail-biter "Dunkirk" picked up three technical awards.

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Blade Runner 2049 won two Oscars, with veteran cinematographer Roger Deakins collecting his first statue after 13 previous nominations.

Time's Up pins abounded at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, and to be sure, there were powerful moments for women despite the fact that not one woman was awarded on her own with an Oscar for her work other than in the gendered Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories.

"Dear Basketball", written and narrated by Kobe Bryant, left, and directed by Glen Keane, won best animated short film. "Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong".

So Jordan Peele's victory for the Get Out screenplay was particularly exciting. Plus, the film won for both Production Design and Original Score as well. "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible". Behind the camera, the people who make movies in Hollywood and the executives who decide which movies get made are largely straight, white men. If I may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight, the actors - Meryl, if you do it, everybody else will, c'mon - the filmmakers, the producers, the directors, the writers, the cinematographer, the composers, the songwriters, the designers.

Dale said he was actually at the Oscar engraving station at the same time as McDormand and "had a laugh" with her at the Governors Ball on Sunday, before her trophy was allegedly stolen. We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. "We should continue to do that when the world tells us to make them deeper".

Only four years ago the Oscar reached almost 44 million viewers.

As was fitting on a night that was so much about female empowerment, one of the biggest laughs of the night came not from Kimmel, but from a woman. Foster explained that she was on crutches because Streep I, Tonya'd me.

"If we can't trust agents, who can we trust?"

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