Oscars 2018 Winners
The Shape Of Water and Frances McDormand dominate at a politically-charged ceremony
Guillermo del Toro’s crowd-pleasing fairytale about a mute woman who falls in love with a sea creature was the 90th Academy Awards big winner with four awards including Directing and Best Picture.
Despite more much-deserved success for Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand, it was a surprisingly quiet night for BAFTA big-winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, yet it was the Actress In A Leading Role winner who provided the most memorable moment. McDormand’s acceptance speeches have been fiery thus far, but it was the biggest event on the movie calendar that became a platform for her most passionate speech yet. At a politically-charged ceremony full of activism and support for immigrants, minorities, and women, it was inspiring as McDormand invited every female nominee across all categories to stand with her in the continued march for equality in the industry and wider society.
It was also a terrific night for the Brits: a very expected but nevertheless enjoyable Leading Actor win for Gary Oldman, a trio of technical triumphs for Christopher Nolan’s masterful Dunkirk, but the sweetest success of all was a long-deserved win for thirteen-time runner-up Roger Deakins for his immaculate cinematography in Blade Runner 2049.