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The award goes to: Winners of Oscars 2018

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Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Oscar winners Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney and Gary Oldman (L to R) pose backstage. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Los Angeles: Fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won best picture, the film industry's most prestigious honour, at Sunday's Oscar ceremony.

The Fox Searchlight movie's Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, took home the best director Oscar, dashing the hopes of a rare win by a woman or a black filmmaker.

The movie about a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a strange river creature had gone into the ceremony with a leading 13 nominations, and won a total of four Academy Awards.

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

Elsewhere, awards were spread around, recognizing first-timers, LGBT movies and films inspired by other cultures.

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tackled Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandal with jokes on a night heavy with nods to activism on issues ranging from LGBT issues and school shootings to sexism and racism.

Gay romance "Call Me by Your Name" won best adapted screenplay and racial satire "Get Out" won best original screenplay.

"A Fantastic Woman," Chile's groundbreaking story about a transgender woman, played by transgender actress Daniela Vega, won best foreign language film, and Mexican-inspired "Coco" was named best animated feature.

Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney took home their first Oscars for their supporting roles "Three Billboards" and independent ice-skating movie "I, Tonya," respectively.

Winners are

Best Picture: The Shape Of Water Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Original Screenplay: Get Out

Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name

Best Animated Feature Film: Coco

Best Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman, Chile

Best Original Score: The Shape Of Water

Best Original Song: Remember Me, Coco

Best Documentary Feature: Icarus

Best Documentary Short: Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

Best Live Action Short: The Silent Child

Best Animation Short: Dear Basketball

Best Sound Editing: Dunkirk

Best Sound Mixing: Dunkirk

Best Production Design: The Shape Of Water

Best Cinematography: Blade Runner

Best Makeup And Hair: Darkest Hour

Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread

Best Film Editing: Dunkirk

Best Visual Effects: Blade Runner

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