The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards

Despite host Jimmy Kimmel’s best efforts, the 90th annual Academy Awards ran over its runtime (as usual) but wrapped up with an exciting win for writer-director Guillermo del Toro: The Shape of Water took home the Oscar for Best Picture.

Beating out an impressive slate that included coming-of-age tales (Lady BirdCall Me By Your Name), war films (DunkirkDarkest Hour), and socially-conscious horror (Get Out), The Shape of Water ultimately took home four awards: Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Director for del Toro, and Best Picture.

“I am an immigrant,” del Toro began his acceptance speech for Best Director, going on to praise the “country all my own” he has lived in for the past 25 years as well as Hollywood: “I think that the greatest thing our industry does is to erase the lines in this sand. We should continue doing that, when the world tells us to make them deeper.”

Watch his speech below:

And his acceptance speech for Best Picture, dedicating it to “the youth who is showing us how things are done.” He went on, “Everyone that is dreaming of a parable of using genre fantasy to tell the stories about the things that are real in the world today, you can do it. This is a door—kick it open and come in.”

Jordan Peele took home Best Original Screenplay for Get Out, with an equally stirring speech about how he almost stopped writing the film 20 different times, thanking “all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie” and everyone who saw this movie in the theaters:

The complete list of nominees and winners (bolded), below:

Best Picture

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directing

  • Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
  • Jordan Peele (Get Out)
  • Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
  • Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
  • Meryl Streep (The Post)

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
  • Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
  • Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape Of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Logan
  • Molly’s Game
  • Mudbound

Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Music (Original Song)

  • “Mighty River” (Mudbound)
  • “Mystery of Love” (Call Me By Your Name)
  • “Remember Me” (Coco)
  • “Stand Up for Something” (Marshall)
  • “This is Me” (The Greatest Showman)

Documentary (Feature)

  • Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men In Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Edith + Eddie
  • Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Insult
  • Loveless
  • On Body And Soul
  • The Square

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
  • Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
  • Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
  • Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
  • Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)
  • Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Wonder

Film Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape Of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Music (Original Score)

  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Short Film (Live Action)

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O’Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child
  • Watu Wote/All Of Us

Short Film (Animated)

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Sound Mixing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Victoria and Abdul

Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water

Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water

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