2018 Academy Awards Winners - 'The Shape of Water' Wins 4 Oscars

March 4, 2018

The Academy Awards

The 90th Academy Awards are upon us and it's time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony is being broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with the esteemed Jimmy Kimmel as our host of the show this year. There are nine excellent Best Picture nominees, and I'm looking forward to finally seeing who wins - no one really knows what it will be. It has been a very interesting awards season, with all kinds of surprises and major moments. It's finally time to find out who is taking home all the Oscars, and who isn't, at the Academy Awards. The full list of nominees below will be updated with winners marked once announced live tonight - refresh for all updates.

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour
Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand for Three Billboards…

Read on for a complete list of #Oscars2018 nominees & winners. Let us know what you think of the results!

This will be updated throughout the night to reflect the winners as revealed. Additionally, I might be adding a small bit of editorial commentary beneath each category. Winners are highlighted in BOLD below.

Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
Winner! The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Thoughts: I'm honestly just happy it isn't Three Billboards! This is a great win worth celebrating.

Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk
Jordan Peele - Get Out
Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson - Phantom Thread
Winner! Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water

Thoughts: Go, Guillermo, go! Big win for this Mexican master!! I'm glad he got this.

Timothée Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out
Winner! Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Thoughts: This is Gary Oldman's time to finally win, and he deserves it for this and so many other roles.

Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Winner! Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Meryl Streep - The Post

Thoughts: Well, I'm glad! No one can really complain about McDormand winning, she's just awesome.

Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World
Winner! Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Thoughts: I'm still partial to Willem Dafoe over the others, but Rockwell is always stellar, so why not.

Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
Winner! Allison Janney - I, Tonya
Lesley Manville - Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water

Thoughts: Another of the very predictable winners, but she's great in the film so no complaints here.

The Big Sick - Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Winner! Get Out - Written by Jordan Peele
Lady Bird - Written by Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water - Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Written by Martin McDonagh

Thoughts: Woohoo! Awesome! Go Jordan Peele, so amazing! Glad this won over Three Billboards.

Winner! Call Me By Your Name - Screenplay by James Ivory
The Disaster Artist - Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Logan - Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold
Molly's Game - Written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound - Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Thoughts: Yes yes yes! A win for Call Me By Your Name, my favorite! I'm happy, and a long overdue win for James Ivory.

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Winner! Coco
Loving Vincent

Thoughts: Yay!! Another win for Pixar! I love this movie, so I'm very happy with it winning.

Winner! A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)

Thoughts: It's a good win, important film for the moment. I still love The Square.

Winner! Blade Runner 2049 - Roger A. Deakins
Darkest Hour - Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk - Hoyte van Hoytema
Mudbound - Rachel Morrison
The Shape of Water - Dan Laustsen

Thoughts: Finally. FINALLY!!!! After 14 nominations, he finally wins! YES!!!!! So so so happy.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail - Steve James
Faces, Places - Agnès Varda & JR
Winner! Icarus - Bryan Fogel
Last Men in Aleppo - Feras Fayyad
Strong Island - Yance Ford

Thoughts: What?! I was not expecting this. Really really hoped Faces Places would win.

Winner! Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Winner! Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O'Clock
My Nephew Emmett
Winner! The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

Winner! Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Thoughts: Well, damn! This was a tough, crowded category - but this is a good win. I'd still rather have War for the Planet of the Apes win with so much incredible work on display after three years.

Beauty and the Beast - Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049 - Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola
Darkest Hour - Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
Dunkirk - Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
Winner! The Shape of Water - Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

Beauty and the Beast - Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour - Jacqueline Durran
Winner! Phantom Thread - Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water - Luis Sequeira
Victoria & Abdul - Consolata Boyle

Thoughts: Yay! This was entirely expected, but it does have gorgeous costumes - well deserved.

Winner! Darkest Hour - Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
Victoria & Abdul - Daniel Phillips, Lou Sheppard
Wonder - Arjen Tuiten

Thoughts: Yep! An excellent win for Gary Oldman in that Churchill make-up, congrats for sure.

Baby Driver - Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
Winner! Dunkirk - Lee Smith
I, Tonya - Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape of Water - Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Jon Gregory

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Winner! Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Winner! Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread - Jonny Greenwood
Winner! The Shape of Water - Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Carter Burwell

Thoughts: Sure, I would've preferred Phantom Thread or Dunkirk. But no complaints about Desplat here.

"Mighty River" from Mudbound
"Mystery Of Love" from Call Me By Your Name
Winner! "Remember Me" from Coco
"Stand Up For Something" from Marshall
"This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman

Final Thoughts: Solid overall! Plenty of expected winners, but I'm mostly happy with the results. I loved The Shape of Water, and it's wonderful that Guillermo del Toro has won, because he really deserves this. The biggest complaints I have are about the documentary going to Icarus over Faces Places, and VFX going to Blade Runner 2049 over War for the Planet of the Apes (which really deserved it for this last film). While I'm partial to Call Me By Your Name (which got something!!) and Timothee Chalamet, seeing Gary Oldman win was great as well. Jordan Peele has an Oscar, James Ivory has an Oscar, at least Gerwig and Morrison were nominated, Phantom Thread got something. A much smoother and less surprising show than last year.

[For last year's list of Academy Awards winners, with Moonlight and director Damien Chazelle, click here.]

Chime in below after reviewing the list of 2018 Oscars winners updated throughout the night and let us know if you're satisfied with this year's results, and what your thoughts are on the actual Oscar ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It's always fun to watch the live show. Plus, of course, a big congratulations to all of this year's winners and all of the nominees, too! Thoughts on the 90th Academy Awards so far?

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I'm glad Roger Deakins won. That Oscar win was long overdue. Overall a pretty good year for nominations and winners.

Charles Knowlton on Mar 4, 2018


Happy with the winners. Especially ICARUS' win. That doco is amazing.

DAVIDPD on Mar 4, 2018


No Respect for Oscars anymore,,, sex with fishman film was dreadful

IYOL2015 on Mar 4, 2018


i stopped watching half way. The production design was good, but that's all about it.

tarek on Mar 6, 2018


Grinding Nemo won!

RPD on Mar 5, 2018


What do you have against 3 billboards?

Jon Odishaw on Mar 5, 2018


Probably that it was an ok movie at best and that it did not deserve to be on the best picture list ? Just my guess since I found the move to be ok to good at best... but then again Dunkirk made the list so anything is possible

Tester on Mar 7, 2018


I know I am a minority but I cannot understand how Dunkirk got nominated for anything, let alone sound... Some of the worst music and sound editing ever, movie was a huge let down. On the positive side Rockwell totally deserved it, awesome performance... and glad Oldman finally got one even though the movie itself was not that great

Tester on Mar 5, 2018


Don't war movies always win that award?

RPD on Mar 5, 2018


You're not the only one. many people I know (me included) share your feelings.

tarek on Mar 6, 2018


Although it's quite a predictable and politically oriented turn up (f.ex. in the face of Trumpism, the Academy can now say they've awarded a Mexican director &his film), it's not one I have any big objections to--although I haven't seen Shape of Water (its win might finally get me to see it). Only surprising exception to this is 'Dear Basketball's win, considering its controversy around producer/writer/star Kobe Bryant's rape charges. Then again, director Glen Keane is a living legend animator, so he deserves the recognition. I'm especially happy for Deakins, Oldman, and I am pleased that both Get Out and Three Billboards had some win/s.

Terry Craig on Mar 5, 2018


Why does Frances McDormand continue to appear dreadful in all the award shows? No makeup, hair all messed up, wtf? Her stylist (if she even has one) needs to be fired. I normally don't make comments on others appearances but it almost seems like she's going out of her way to look bad. You're a Hollywood movie star . . . just try to look the part.

Doug on Mar 6, 2018

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