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

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

Hosted for the second year in a row by ABC late-night star Jimmy Kimmel, the show ran almost four hours, testing the endurance levels of even the most-hardcore movie fans. "He's literally a statue of limitation", he quipped.

"Tonight we thank the moviegoing public", he said, which on this occasion, was a group of unsuspecting people "lured" into the TCL Chinese Theatre across the street from the awards ceremony, under the pretence of seeing the sci-fi movie Wrinkle In Time, starring Oprah Winfrey.

Gary Oldman said: "I'm not going to get the ski", during his lengthy Best Actor acceptance speech.

"Darkest Hour" also earned a Make-up and Hairstyling award. She urged stars to demand inclusion riders - requirements for gender or racial diversity - in their contracts.

At 89, filmmaker James Ivory became the oldest Oscar victor for his adapted screenplay for "Call Me By Your Name".

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Get Out, Jordan Peele: Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars for Get Out and made history as the first African American man take home that Academy Award.

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Actors Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney picked up Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress honours.

"I will be timing you".

And director Ava DuVernay, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and others spoke in a video segment about progress in smashing barriers in the industry around racism and sexism.

Actresses Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, walked on the stage at Oscars 2018 to stress on the need to change the culture in Hollywood with focus on diversity and equality.

The Academy Awards was only the latest live broadcast to lose its sheen this year.

Rap artist Common and singer Andra Day brought the leaders of several activist movements, including #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, onstage for a performance of their Oscar-nominated song "Stand Up for Something".


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