On March 4th, 2018, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony was traditionally held in Los Angeles.
The program was led by American comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
Oscar for the Best Picture was awarded to Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.
The Shape of Water is a fairy-tale located in United States in 1962, during the Cold War. The main protagonist is Eliza, who works in a secret, highly secured government lab. Her life changes when she and her colleague Zelda uncover a secret experiment inside the laboratory and meet a trapped humanoid amphibian.
This film has been nominated in 13 categories, out of which it won 4. In addition to the award for the Best Picture, it received awards for Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.
The second most successful film was Dunkirk, directed and produced by Christopher Nolan, with 3 Oscars for Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and best Sound Mixing.
The action takes place in the spring of 1940 when, during the great German offensive, at the beginning of the Second World War, British expedition forces in the north of France were cut off from the rest of the Allied forces, and were forced to evacuate from the port of Dunkirk.
Other Best Picture nominees were: Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, Get Out, Phantom Thread, The Post, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Oscar for the Best Foreign Film went to Chilean performance A Fantastic Woman, a movie about transgender woman named Marina who works as a waitress and a nightclub singer.
For the Best Documentary Feature, the statue was given to Icarus, directed by Brian Fogel, a story about doping in sport.
Best Animated film is Coco produced by Walt Disney’s studio. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel, who accidentally ends up the Land of the Dead.
Best Actress award went to Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Best Actor award was given to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour.
Sam Rockwell got the Oscar for the Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress was awarded to Allison Janney for her performance in I, Tonya.
The list of other prizes looks like this:
Best Visual Effects – Blade Runner 2049
Best Cinematography – Blade Runner 2049
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Darkest Hour
Best Costume Design – Phantom Thread
Best Animated Short – Dear Basketball
Best Documentary Short – Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Best Live Action Short – The Silent Child
Best Adapted Screenplay – Call Me by Your Name
Best Original Screenplay – Get Out
Best Song – Remember Me, Coco