And the Oscar winners 2018 are...

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  • Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:04
Guillermo Del Toro
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The 90th Oscars were held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, and the main protagonist was Mexican director Guillermo del Toro who won the award not only for Best Director but also took home the main statuette for best picture with The shape of water, which led the nominations list with 13.

Del Toro is the third Mexican filmmaker to win the Oscar as Best Director, behind Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñarritú. "I want to dedicate this to every young film-maker; the youth who are showing [us] how things are done. And I was a kid enamored with movies, growing up in Mexico; I thought this could never happen. It happens. And I want to tell you, everyone that is dreaming of using fantasy to tell the stories about the things that are real in the world today, you can do it," said the director of The Shape Of Water.

Lee Unkrich became two-time winning director for Best Animated Feature Film after taking home another statuette with Coco. Unkrich thanked Mexico and said that "Coco could not exist without your endlessly beautiful culture and traditions". He said he tried to take a step forward toward a world where all children can grow up seeing characters in movies that look, talk and live the way they do. He was co-director of two other Oscar-winning films: Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo.

Coco is the 29th animated film of Pixar studios that has been the source of great success since 1995 when Toy Story was brought to the big screen. The story of Coco portrays the life of a 12-year-old boy and is framed by the day of the dead in Mexico. Its central message is not to forget loved ones, remember, and the song Remember me also won the Best Original Song.

Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film Get out. He is also the first African-American to get three nominations with the same film.

The movement #MeToo and #TimesUp did not ignore the Oscar ceremony, nor the presenter Jimmy Kimmel who in the opening speech referred to the scandals of sexual abuse in Hollywood highlighting that the allegations should set an example to follow by the rest of the sectors of society. The same was done by Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, victims of Harvey Wenstein, who took the stage and raised their voices against sexual harassment and in favor of equality, inclusion and diversity.

Frances McDormand won the best actress award for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, while the well respected actor Gary Oldman won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Darkest Hour.

Chile tasted victory for Best Foreign Language Film for A fantastic woman, beating out its competitors from Lebanon, Russia, Hungary and Sweden.

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