'Shape of Water' wins big at Oscars on activism-fueled night


We present you the joyous moments of winners from Hollywood's big night. Importantly, it's also the first female-led film to win Best Picture since Million Dollar Baby in 2004.

Director Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance The Shape of Water picked up four honors - including the night's big prize, Best Picture - at the 90th Academy Awards.

In what had been considered the closest Oscar race in many years, the Guillermo del Toro directorial defeated strong competition from "Get Out, ' 'Lady Bird" and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. After the nominations were announced, the family of late playwright Paul Zindel launched legal action over "glaring similarities" between The Shape of Water and Zindel's 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper.

As expected, Britain's Gary Oldman won his first Oscar for playing World War Two leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros.' "Darkest Hour", while Frances McDormand's woman in a vengeful fury was a popular best actress victor for Fox Searchlight's dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

Janney, as widely expected, was named best supporting actress for her performance as a domineering mother in ice-skating movie "I, Tonya".

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Gary Oldman won a Best Actor Oscar playing Winston Churchill in Darkesh Hour.

Alfonso Cuarón won best director for "Gravity" in 2014, Alejandro Iñárritu won in both 2015 and 2016 for "Birdman" and "The Revenant", respectively. "I thought it wasn't going to work", "Get Out" director and screenwriter Jordan Peele said.

Allison Janney won Oscar for supporting role in "I".

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez on an Oscar for co-writing best original song Remember Me from "Coco".