Shape of Water and Frances McDormand win big at Oscars

By Nathaniel Dalby - Mon 5th Mar 2018 News

Guillermo del Toro's fish fantasy swept the ceremony.

Last night’s Oscars ceremony saw The Shape of Water take home the biggest awards.

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance about a woman who falls in love with a fish-man won 4 awards in total, including Best Director for the man himself and Best Picture.

While The Shape of Water was the biggest winner overall, awards were given to a variety of films, including Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and Get Out.

Frances McDormand won her 2nd Oscar for her role in Three Billboards with Sam Rockwell winning his first for his role alongside her.

Her acceptance speech addressed female members of the audience and the film industry and urged executives to give chances to more women filmmakers.

"Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.

"Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight - invite us into your office in a couple of days, or you can come to ours, whatever suits you best - and we'll tell you all about them."

McDormand previously won for 1996’s Fargo, which was famously beaten to Best Picture by The English Patient.

Writer/director Jordan Peele won his first Oscar for his screenplay for the highly praised Get Out, which was also up for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film. 

Gary Oldman saw his first Academy Award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, though it was thought to be more of a lifetime achievement award for the work he’s done in a number of films. 

British cinematographer Roger Deakins won his first Oscar for Blade Runner 2049 after being nominated 14 times previously (2 times in 2007 alone).

You can watch the Oscar-winning chiller Get Out on Sky Cinema and via the NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass right now.

Source: BBC