Guillermo del Toro scores Best Director at the Oscars

Emmett Rice
March 5, 2018

"Thank you for this".

48 - The number of statues handed out previous year. No possible error, the Oscar for the best film is awarded to...

Sam Rockwell won best supporting actor for his performance as a dim-witted, bigoted deputy sheriff who undergoes a change of heart in "Three Billboards".

The Three Amigos are all Oscar winners now.

05h14: after the traditional and moving tribute to the missing, we go back into the last line right.

"It's impossible not to see (the politics) this season, or actually the last few seasons", Del Toro told AFP.

04h51: Mary Jane uh... In his 14 nomination, revered cinematographer Roger Deakins finally won for his photography on "Blade Runner 2049".

04h49: It happens in the last hour of the Oscars, the one that will deliver the most attractive rewards!

Dark comedy "Three Billboards" is in pole position for the most prestigious prizes, although fairy tale romance "The Shape of Water" leads the overall charge with 13 nominations.

But Kimmel highlighted the work of both campaigns, pointing out that only 11 percent of movies are made by women. One of the best short fiction film returns to The Silent Child. "And it's a time to speak about what we can do better". In regards to how their collaboration on The Shape of Water began, Desplat says, "Two years ago, we had sushi together and he said I want to talk with you about fish". And Dunkirk took the award for film editing as well as for sound editing and sound mixing.

03h54: Gina Rodriguez, and Tom Holland announced Blade Runner 2049 as a victor for the Oscar for best special effects!

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Jordan Peele proved victorious when the envelope for best original screenplay was opened.

And the Oscar goes to.

But the most applauded speech of the night was McDormand's, who asked every woman nominated for an award to stand up in defiance.

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.

The La La Land star pulled a Natalie Portman, who called out the "all-male nominees" when she presented best director at January's Golden Globes.

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Netflix scored its first feature-film Oscar, with best documentary going to "Icarus", Bryan Fogel's investigation into doping in sports, aided by the assistance of Grigory Rodchenkov, the head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory who candidly discussed the doping scheme under Vladimir Putin.

British actor Gary Oldman, who disappears entirely into the role of Churchill thanks to some convincing make-up and padding, is expected to bring home his first Oscar for best actor, although the movie is another outsider for best picture.

For the second year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel will serve as the Oscars host.

02h01: And it is gone!

22h12: it heats up slowly, we prepare our stock of Red Bull and we really look forward to it starts!

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