She played the character of a mute cleaning woman who discovers a freakish aquatic-human hybrid in a tank at a secret government lab.
The award for Best Lead Actress goes to Frances McDormand for her role in "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri".
It's been an unusually lengthy - and often unpredictable - awards season, already an increasingly protracted horse race begun as most of the contenders bowed at film festivals last September. Gary Oldman, for Darkest Hour. Kimmel noted several firsts among this year's nominees - like Mudbound's Rachel Morrison, the first woman ever nominated in the cinematography category. That was also an interesting year for Desplat because he was also nominated for The Imitation Game, and rather than cancel himself out as many Oscar pundits would guess, the composer actually won.
Rockwell dedicated his award to his late friend and fellow NY actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died in 2014.
LOS ANGELES, Romantic fantasy "The Shape of Water" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, the film industry's most prestigious honor, on a night where themes of female empowerment and activism nearly overshadowed the awards. The song was written and composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Guild Award this season for helming the movie, which won four Oscars overall on Sunday - the other two were for best original score and best production design.
04h50: second Oscar for Blade Runner, 2049, one of the best photography. Peele is the first black screenwriter to win the award.
Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek - all of whom have shared their horror stories about encounters with Weinstein - introduced a segment of clips in which female filmmakers and artists of color spoke with hope and excitement about the opportunities ahead. Like "Get Out", this was shown by the WGA, which gave its Best Adapted Screenplay award to "Call Me By Your Name". Mark Bridges won for costumes for Daniel Day Lewis' film.
Blade Runner 2049 wins Best Visual Effects, and "Dunkirk" wins Best Film Editing.
Everyone's favourite Coco won the best-animated feature film.
Janney is most familiar to audiences from her roles on 2000's White House television drama "The West Wing" and current TV comedy "Mom".
The best foreign-language film victor A Fantastic Woman brought the country of Chile its first-ever Oscar. The Chilean film focuses on the struggles of a transgender singer.
In fact, when he later won Best Picture at the Critics' Choice Awards, he added, "For everyone that has been unequal in working with woman, let me show you who stands here with us and made this movie possible: Sally, Octavia, Vanessa, Nancy.If you don't do that, you don't know what you're missing!"
03h33: This is the pivotal moment of this night of the Oscars, we do not sleep, we will come back of a kawa and we go back!
The Oscar for best documentary struck another political note when it went to Icarus, which explored Russia's doping program. Fogel dedicated the award to Rodchenkov, "our fearless whistleblower who now lives in grave danger".
Category Snub: Best Picture is open to 10 slots, but the Academy only picked nine films.
During E!'s Live From the Red Carpet, Giuliana Rancic caught up with The Shape of Water's Doug Jones at the Roosevelt Hotel before at the 2018 Oscars. This is a standout year for Hollywood, not just for a volatile few months surrounding the #MeToo and Time's Up campaign, but also since this year, there is no clear front-runner for the awards.
It is also going to be a ground for Hollywood to address the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal.
In a surprise turn of events, Beatty and Dunaway have been tapped to present the same prize this time around, according to The Hollywood Reporter.