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At Oscars 2018, #MeToo dominates conversation — and ‘The Shape of Water’ wins best picture

In the midst of #TimesUp and #MeToo, and just two years after #OscarsSoWhite, this year’s Academy Awards mostly reflected the current conversation.

Many actors spoke out against harassment of women in the workplace, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence replaced Casey Affleck, who was sued for sexual harassment, in presenting the award for best actress, and Frances McDormand made a powerhouse speech to highlight women. It did not escape notice that Gary Oldman, who has been accused of domestic violence in the past, took home the Oscar for best actor.

Meanwhile, Jordan Peele made history as the first African American to win the award for original screenplay for “Get Out.” And actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway returned to present the Oscar for best picture after last year’s mixup, in which “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as winner instead of “Moonlight.”

This year’s best picture: Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama “The Shape of Water.” The film, a dramatic love story of a mute woman and a half-fish, half-man creature, received 13 nominations and four wins overall.

Here’s the full winners list:


Best Picture: “The Shape of Water” – Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour”

Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Actor in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya”

Animated Feature Film: “Coco” – Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049” – Roger A. Deakins

Costume Design: “Phantom Thread” – Mark Bridges

Directing: “The Shape of Water” – Guillermo del Toro

Documentary (Feature): “Icarus” – Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan

Documentary (Short Subject): “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405” – Frank Stiefel

Film Editing: “Dunkirk” – Lee Smith

Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman” – Chile

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Darkest Hour” – Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick

Music (Original Score): “The Shape of Water” – Alexandre Desplat

Music (Original Song): “Remember Me” – from Coco; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Production Design: “The Shape of Water” – Paul Denham Austerberry

Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeffrey A. Melvin

Short Film (Animated): “Dear Basketball” – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant

Short FIlm (Live Action): “The Silent Child” – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton

Sound Editing: “Dunkirk” – Richard King and Alex Gibson

Sound Mixing: “Dunkirk” – Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten

Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049” – John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): “Call Me By Your Name” – Screenplay by James Ivory

Writing (Original Screenplay): “Get Out” – Written by Jordan Peele

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