THE SHAPE OF WATER sweeps over 90th Oscars

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"That's a hand-carry item proudly taken out at metal detectors", Dale said a day after winning the best-picture Oscar along with director Guillermo del Toro for "The Shape of Water". Guillermo del Toro's win for best director is the fourth win for a Mexican director in the last five years.

"Get Out"'s writer and director, Jordan Peele, became the first African American to win Best Original Screenplay.

Well, nobody knows anything.

He said: "The Academy took action previous year to expel Harvey Weinstein from their ranks".

Jimmy Kimmel repeated as host Sunday in a ceremony that had no dominant films but had to grapple with the Me Too movement and the embarrassing 2017 fiasco in which presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway flubbed the best-picture award by announcing the wrong film.

Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel took aim at disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein in his opening monologue at the ceremony.

The night's acting honors are considered fairly locked for nominees, and the first award of the evening - as expected - went to Rockwell for his supporting performance as a dimwitted and racist police officer in Martin McDonagh's darkly comic revenge drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". This year I saw just four of the 9 films nominated including The Shape of Water which I watched last night instead of the Oscars.

Other than potential viewers staying away because of the presumed barrage of politics, the Academy Awards could have also kept viewers away by celebrating movies that many people didn't see. Frances made reference to contractual requirements that a movie's cast and crew be diverse and representative. And three Harvey Weinstein accusers, Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, were given a moment to themselves on stage for nothing more than the fact that they were fearless enough to speak up before a hopeful video played highlighting a changing industry, post #MeToo and more diverse.

The broadcast, which lasted almost four hours, averaged a 18.9 rating in the 56 overnight markets measured by Nielsen.

"Everyone in Toronto worked very, very hard to get that film done, everyone did it for a very, very shoestring budget and so I think everyone felt a lot of ownership over the film", Vieau said. I'm sure that was the point. Half of the popular Key & Peele comedy team was crowned the victor in the Best Original Screenplay race at Sunday's Academy Awards, making him the first black screenwriter to receive the honor. The man who built his powerful national brand partly on his harmless, nearly meek, persona has been accused of sexual harassment by one of his former employees, and many believed that E! should have replaced him for the evening with someone else. Rita Moreno, still fabulous at 86, wore the same dress from the night she won for West Side Story in 1962. But hey, ratings, right? Indeed, Get Out's unexpected Original Screenplay win had people wondering whether it could win Best Picture later that night, though the award ultimately went to The Shape of Water. Give us a minute, we don't want another thing.

With only one exception and unless someone was hiding his or her tribal descent, no Jewish - or even half-Jewish - nominee got to clutch the golden statuette. "We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed". "We make them to upset Mike Pence".

And it's time that changed.

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