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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape Of Water picks up best picture in a predictable Oscars ceremony.

The sci-fi love story won the two main awards of the night, with Guillermo del Toro taking home best director for what he called "a mad pitch".

No surprises there, with odds largely in favour of Del Toro taking home both gongs.

Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand won the main acting nods, again in line with expectations and betting odds, for their roles in Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outisde Ebbing, Missouri.

It was Oldman first ever Oscar win, and the Briton thanked America for welcoming him years ago.

"I owe this and so much more to so many. I have lived in America for the longest time and I am deeply grateful to her. My home, my family and my Oscar," he said in the acceptance speech.

"The movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from South London and gave him a dream. Thank you for this."

But the most applauded speech of the night was McDormand's, who asked every woman nominated for an award to stand up in defiance.

"I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider," she said.

'The Silent Child' screenwriter and former Hollyoaks actress Rachel Shenton from Stoke-on-Trent signed her acceptance speech for Best Live Action Short Film. 

Dunkirk dominated the technical awards with three wins, while British cinematographer Roger Deakins won his first Oscar after being nominated 13 times.

The biggest surprise of the night was Jordan Peele's win for best original screenplay for his racial thriller Get Out.

Peele was largely expected to go home empty-handed after winning big at the Indie Spirit Awards less than 24 hours before the Oscars.

This time host Jimmy Kimmel had no issues presenting the show, with the right envelopes being distributed and another scandal avoided.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway returned to present the best picture award after last year's blunder.

2018 Oscar Winners

Best Picture - The Shape of Water

Actor in a Leading Role - Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Actress in a Leading Role - Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Actor in a Supporting Role - Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Actress in a Supporting Role - Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Directing - The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Cinematography - Blade Runner 2049 

Costume Design - Phantom Thread

Film Editing - Dunkirk

Make-Up and Hairstyling - Darkest Hour 

Original Score - The Shape of Water

Production Design - The Shape of Water

Animated Short Film - Dear Basketball

Live Action Short Film - The Silent Child

Sound Editing - Dunkirk

Sound Mixing - Dunkirk

Visual Effects - Blade Runner 2049 

Documentary Feature - Icarus 

Documentary Short Subject - Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Foreign Language Film - A Fantastic Woman 

Original Song - 'Remember Me' from Coco 

Animated Feature Film - Coco 

Adapted Screenplay - Call Me By Your Name

Original Screenplay - Get Out 

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