‘THE SHAPE OF WATER’ AND ‘GET OUT’ SCORE BIG AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS





On the face of it, it’s cause for celebration. Films of a fantasy/horror nature often tend to get dismissed when awards are given out, but Get Out has won Best Screenplay [Jordan Peele], and The Shape Of Water has won Best Director [Guillermo del Toro] and Best Picture. Many are happy that something as lowly as a ‘Creature Feature’ has been rewarded in such a fashion – though I stand by my argument that I made in my review of that film – that it was consciously jam-packed full of ‘right-on’, Oscar-bait ingredients in the hope that it would get such recognition, something which obviously worked. How else would a film with such a hole-ridden screenplay win?

Of course it’s still great to see del Toro up there, even if, in my controversial opinion, it’s for his worst film.

 

 

And here is the complete list of winners.

 

Best Picture
The Shape of Water

Best Actor
Gary Oldman

Best Actress
Frances McDormand

Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell

Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney

Best Director
Guillermo del Toro

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name

Best Original Screenplay
Get Out

Best Animated Feature Film
Coco

Best Documentary
Icarus

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman

Best Cinematogra…
Blade Runner 2049

Best Costume Design
Phantom Thread

Best Film Editing
Dunkirk

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour

Best Original Score
The Shape of Water

Best Original Song
Remember Me

Best Production Design
The Shape of Water

Best Sound Editing
Dunkirk

Best Sound Mixing
Dunkirk

Best Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049

Documentary Short Subject
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Best Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball

Best Live Action Short Film
The Silent Child

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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