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Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water Wins Big, Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand Take Top Acting Honours

Mar 05, 2018 05:27 AM IST Movies Movies

And the jet ski goes to Mark Bridges, for giving the shortest acceptance speech among the winners. While the jet ski offered by Jimmy Kimmel was obviously the big prize of the evening, other, less important awards and awardees include: Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand's performances in Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won them the Oscar for Leading Actor and Actress respectively. Guillermo del Toro picked up the Best Director award for The Shape Of Water, which also won Best Film. Sam Rockwell has taken home the Best Supporting Actor (Male) for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri award while Allison Janney bagged the Best Supporting Actor (Female) for her performance in I, Tonya. Jorden Peele created history by becoming the first African-American to win Original Screenplay Award for Get Out while Daniela Vega became the first transgender actor to have presented an Academy Award. Women are at the front and center at the awards this time around, with Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) being just the fifth woman nominated for best director, while Rachel Morrison is the first woman nominated for best cinematography for Mudbound. Ashley Judd, the first big-name actress to go on the record with allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, batted for the Time's Up movement along with Salma Hayek and others. The awards ceremony was the crescendo of one of Hollywood’s most tumultuous awards seasons ever — one that saw cascading allegations of sexual harassment topple movie moguls, upended Oscar campaigns and new movements launched to improve gender equality throughout the industry.

Shantanu David, Kriti Tulsiani, Shrishti Negi and Sameeksha bring you live updates from the awards ceremony:

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