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Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at 90th Oscars

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway made up for their 2017 Oscars flub, when they mistakenly named "La La Land" winner of best picture. Instead, the two correctly announced Sunday "The Shape of Water".

March 04, 2018 - 9:27 pm
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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway made up for their Oscars flub last year, when they mistakenly named "La La Land" the winner of best picture. Instead, the two correctly announced on Sunday that "The Shape of Water" won best picture at the 90th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

This year's show, hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel, focused on women, with four actresses presenting the best actor and actress categories. Actresses Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, who all accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, praised the #MeToo movement and introduced a clip about inclusion in film.

Red carpet coverage was somewhat awkward, with Ryan Seacrest, who a former employee has accused of sexual misconduct, hosting E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet." Several stars skipped over talking to the host.

Here's the Oscars 2018 show as it happened (all times Eastern).

11:49 p.m.: "The Shape of Water" wins best picture

With only the best picture category left, Kimmel jokes, "From here on, nothing can go wrong ... It's WaterHouse under the bridge."

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, who presented 2017's best picture award, take the stage. Dunaway jokes, "As they say, presenting is lovelier the second time around."

"The Shape of Water" wins best picture.

Director Guillermo del Toro says, "Growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen. It happens. I want to tell you -- everyone that is dreaming of using fantasy to tell the stories about things that are real -- in the world today, you can do it."

Kimmel announces that costume designer Mark Bridges is the lucky winner of the jet ski, as a reward for having the shortest speech.

"Apologies to Matt Damon," he jokes. "We ran out of time for him."

11:35 p.m.: Frances McDormand wins best actress

Former winners Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster take the stage to present best actress, with Foster on crutches. Lawrence asks Foster what happened to her and she jokes, "Streep. I prefer not to discuss it."

"No it's cool," claims Lawrence. "She tripped me once."

Frances McDormand wins the best actress Oscar and says, "I'm nervous. If I fall over, pick me up because I've got something to say."

She also says this must be how Chloe Kim felt when she won the gold medal at the Olympics. McDormand asks every female nominee to stand in the audience as she says, "All the female honorees, stand with me -- all the women. Look around because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed."

11:28 p.m.: Gary Oldman wins best actor

Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren join forces to present best actor.

Fonda praises the Oscars' set and says, "How about these sets? Are these sets great? They're just like the orgasmatron from 'Barbarella.'"

Later, Fonda and Mirren point out that the Oscar is older than they are, and Mirren cracks, "That's an anomaly here, isn't it? An older man with a younger woman. "

Gary Oldman wins best actor for "Darkest Hour." He says he's grateful to America for the loves and friendships he has made, and thanks his colleagues and family.

11:16 p.m.: Guillermo del Toro wins best director

Emma Stone presents best director and says, "These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year," as the audience roars. "They are the nominees for achievement in directing." The award goes to Guillermo del Toro for "The Shape of Water."

"I am an immigrant like ... many, many of you and in the last 25 years, I've been living in a country all of our own," del Toro says. The director says of Hollywood, "I think the greatest thing the industry does is erase the line in the sand. We should continue doing that, when the world tells us to make it deeper."

11:09 p.m.: In memoriam

Jennifer Garner introduces Eddie Vedder to the stage for a performance of "Room at the Top" for the show's in memoriam segment.

The segment pays tribute to artists who died in the past year, including Chuck Berry, Martin Landeau, Glenne Headley, Roger Moore, Sam Shepard, George Romero, Sridevi, Don Rickles and Jerry Lewis.

1:02 p.m.: "Coco" wins best original song

Christopher Walken, who won a best actor Oscar in 1979 for his role in "Deer Hunter," presents the award for best original score, which goes to Alexandre Desplat for "The Shape of Water."

"Mary Poppins Returns" stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt present best original song, which goes to Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for "Remember Me" from "Coco."

10:54 p.m.: "Blade Runner 2049" wins best cinematography

Wes Studi, the first Native-American Oscars presenter, talks about his time in the army and serving during the Vietnam War before introducing a video montage to thank and honor military men and women around the world.

Kimmel apologizes to service people around the world because the Academy included a clip of his nemesis, Matt Damon, in the montage.

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