The 90th Academy Awards: The winners are...

The awards were hosted for the second straight year by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel


AFP And Reuters March 05, 2018
90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Gary Oldman accepts the Oscar for Best Actor for "Darkest Hour." REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

LOS ANGELES: The 90th Academy Awards - hosted for the second straight year by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel - will be beamed live around the world by ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

The show caps a difficult few months during which the industry has declared war on the pervasive culture of sexual impropriety unearthed by the downfall of movie mogul and alleged serial sex attacker Harvey Weinstein.

 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Host Jimmy Kimmel. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Host Jimmy Kimmel. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

With the #MeToo and Time's Up campaigns against sexual misconduct and gender inequality dominating the 2018 awards circuit, this year's Oscars gala is seen as an opportunity for Tinseltown to support female film-making.

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Fantastical romance The Shape of Water won best picture, the film industry’s most prestigious honor, at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony.

90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Frances McDormand wins the Best Actress Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Frances McDormand wins the Best Actress Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Frances McDormand bags the Best Actress Oscar for playing an angry woman seeking justice in dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Gary Oldman accepts the Oscar for Best Actor for 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Gary Oldman accepts the Oscar for Best Actor for "Darkest Hour." REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Gary Oldman won his first Oscar on Sunday for his lead role as British wartime leader Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Guillermo del Toro accepts the Oscar for Best Director for 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Guillermo del Toro accepts the Oscar for Best Director for "The Shape of Water" from presenter Emma Stone (R). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Guillermo del Toro won the Oscar on Sunday for best director for The Shape of Water, his acclaimed fantasy about a mute janitor's romance with a mysterious amphibian-man creature.

Accepting the award in Hollywood amid high anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States, the Mexican director declared himself an immigrant and hailed the power of cinema to "erase the line in the sand."

90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Allison Janney kisses Sam Rockwell. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Allison Janney kisses Sam Rockwell. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Allison Janney won her first Oscar on Sunday for her supporting role as the demanding and abusive mother to Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the mockumentary I, Tonya. Janney, 58, a seven-time Emmy winner, swept all major acting honors this season, including Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards.

90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Sam Rockwell wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Sam Rockwell wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sam Rockwell won the Oscar for best supporting actor on Sunday for his portrayal of an angry, dim-witted and racist police officer in the dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson win Best Animated Film Oscar for Coco. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson win Best Animated Film Oscar for Coco. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Coco, the colorful adventure into the land of the dead from Walt Disney Co’s Pixar Animation Studios, won the Oscar on Sunday for best animated feature film.

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