The Shape of Water wins the Oscar for Best Picture
For the makers of The Shape of Water, it was a fairy tale ending. After Frances McDormand's Best Actress speech, it felt like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri could end up winning the big prize. (Jordan Peele's victory in the Best Original Screenplay category also suggested Get Out could pull off an upset.) But, at the end of the night, it was clear that the Academy had fallen for the fish-man.
Accepting the award on behalf of the film's producing team, director Guillermo del Toro made another touching, personal speech about his love for cinema. Referencing a conversation he'd had recently with Steven Spielberg, he celebrated the community of filmmakers who work tirelessly to tell their stories, including diverse young directors around the world. "There is a door," he said. "Kick it open and come in."