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2017 Awards Season: Oscars: And the Winner is... The Shape of Water for Best Picture

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes.

The Shape of Water wins Best Picture. ... I think. We will wait to confirm. ... I think we're good. The Shape of Water is the big winner of the night with four Oscars, including the two most prestigious awards.

Frances McDormand wins Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and now that film also has two wins. If this film, DunkirkThe Shape of Water wins Best Picture, it will be the big winner of the night. If any other film wins, there will be no one big winner.

Gary Oldman won Best Lead Actor for Darkest Hour. This is the film's second win of the night, making it the fifth film to earn more than one Oscar. More importantly, it is my 17th correct prediction, which is just a little above my career average.

The Shape of Water climbed into a tie for top spot with three Oscars, thanks to Guillermo del Toro's win for Best Director.

Coco became the fourth film of the night to win two Oscars, as “Remember Me” won for Best Original Song.

The Shape of Water earned its second Oscar, this time for Best Original Score. It still has a shot at being the big winner of the night. Or there might not be any one big winner.

Blade Runner 2049 won its second Oscar, this time for Best Cinematography. So far only two movies have earned more than one Oscar and no film has earned more than three.

Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out. This was one of the closer races, but our readers did get it right.

I believe James Ivory became the oldest Oscar winner of all time with his win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name.

The Silent Child also scored the "upset" for Best Live Action Short Film.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 won for Best Documentary Short. This is an upset; however, "upset" is a strong word for any of the Short Films Oscar categories, as they are notoriously hard to predict.

Another win for Dunkirk, this time for Best Editing. This is the third win for the film, while no other movie has earned more than one. Impressive.

Blade Runner 2049 won for Best Visual Effects. Our readers correctly predicted this one. I did not.

Coco continues Pixar's winning ways earning the Oscar for Best Feature-Length Animated Film.

Kobe Bryant just won an Oscar. He is one of the co-winners of Best Animated Short film for Dear Basketball.

I said I would be happy no matter who won Best Supporting Actress and that's still true. Our readers picked Allison Janney for I, Tonya, so that's an added bonus.

A Fantastic Woman became the first film from Chile to win Best Foreign Language Film.

The Shape of Water is on the board with Best Production Design. I don't think it will be the last win for this movie.

And there we go, Dunkirk won for Best Sound Mixing as well.

Dunkirk won for Best Sound Editing, it will likely win for Best Sound Mixing as well. It's the perfect Oscar movie for categories like this. It is technically amazing, but also is about a subject matter than the Oscar voters love.

We have the first upset of the evening, as Icarus topped Faces Places for Best Feature-Length documentary. If you got this one right, then your chances of winning our contest just increased dramatically.

Of course Phantom Thread won for Best Costume design. It's a movie about a famous fashion designer. If they hadn't won the Oscar, then something had gone terribly wrong.

Darkest Hour picks up its first Oscar for Best Hair and Makeup. No surprise here, although there were several movies that had more impressive special effects makeup that were completely ignored by the Oscar voters and didn't even get a nomination.

The first Oscar of the night goes to Sam Rockwell for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He's not who I wanted to win, but he's who I expected to win.

There's less than an hour before the Oscar ceremonies begin.

The categories and nominations are...

BEST PICTURE

DIRECTING

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

BEST WRITING - ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

BEST WRITING - ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE LENGTH

BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT FILM

  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
SHORT FILM - LIVE ACTION

  • The Silent Child
SHORT FILM - ANIMATED

  • Dear Basketball
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Remember Me” from Coco

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