Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water emerged victorious, winning a total of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, and awards for both original score and production design.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, was the standout in the acting categories, earning Frances McDormand an Oscar for Best Actress, and Sam Rockwell an award for Best Supporting Actor. Gary Oldman’s lead performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and Allison Janney’s supporting turn in I, Tonya rounded out the acting categories.
Jordan Peele won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out. Pixar’s Coco won Best Animated Feature Film.
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which had earned 8 nominations had three wins in technical categories, including sound mixing, sound editing, and film editing. Blade Runner 2049 stood out for its pair of visuals-oriented wins, including Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography, the latter of which earned legendary director of photography Roger Deakins his first Oscar win.
See the full list of the 2018 Academy Award winners HERE.