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Guillermo del Toro Wins First Oscar, Champions Erasing 'Line in the Sand'

05 March 2018

The Cold War fantasy film "The Shape of Water" is the victor of the best picture Academy Award.

Until the Oscars begin later tonight, let's take a fun look at a retro 50's monster-movie style trailer that really beings the film's The Creature from the Black Lagoon connection to the surface. He then thanked the director of the film, Guillermo del Toro.

"He keeps his hands where you can see them, he never says a rude word and most importantly he has no penis at all".

Category Snub: Best Picture is open to 10 slots, but the Academy only picked nine films.

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani joined Kenyan-born Lupita Nyong'o to salute the so-called Dreamers - immigrants brought to the US illegally as children and here without permanent protection from deportation.

"Well, now at least we know Putin didn't rig this competition", Kimmel said right after.

The trio also won in the same category at the recent British Academy Film Awards. In 2007, he was nominated for best original screenplay and best foreign language film for his dark fantasy Pan's Labyrinth, but lost out to, respectively, Michael Arndt for Little Miss Sunshine and the German film The Lives of Others. It also won best visual effects on Sunday.

"And the truth is, if we are successful here, if we can work together to stop sexual harassment in the workplace, if we can do that, women will only have to deal with harassment all the time at every other place they go". Their goals go beyond red carpets, organizers said in the lead-up to the Oscars. Seacrest has denied it and E! has supported him.

During the show there will be performances from each best song nominee, including Common, Andra Day and Mary J Blige. But ratings have recently been declining.

48 - The number of statues handed out previous year.

34 - The number of times winners have thanked Harvey Weinstein in acceptance speeches at the Oscars according to analysis in 2015 - he was thanked more than God, but came second to Steven Spielberg. In three weeks, it has already grossed $500 million domestically - a kind of tally that dwarfs most of this year's Oscar nominees.

Guillermo del Toro Wins First Oscar, Champions Erasing 'Line in the Sand'