18 Feb 2020


The silent child, the man in “The darkest hour” and “shape of water” took home the best awards among all.


Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape Of Water” picks up the best picture in a predictable Oscars ceremony.

The sci-fi love story won the two main awards of the night, with Guillermo del Toro taking home best director for what he called “a mad pitch”.

No surprises there, with odds largely in favour of Del Toro taking home both gongs.

Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand won the main acting nods, again in line with expectations and betting odds, for their roles in Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

It was Oldman first-ever Oscar win, and the Briton thanked America for welcoming him years ago.

Former Hollyoaks actress turned Oscar winner Rachel Shenton has come a long way since her soap star days.

Rachel’s film The Silent Child scooped the statuette for the Best Live Action Short Film at a star-studded Oscars ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday.

As she took to the stage at the Dolby Theatre with her fiance Chris Overton, the actress – from Stoke-On-Trent – used sign language for the star of her film, youngster Maisie Sly, as she delivered her acceptance speech.

Gary Oldman took home the Best Actor award Sunday night at the 2018 Academy Awards for his performance in Darkest Hour.

“Well… my deepest thanks to the Academy and its members for this … this glorious prize. I owe this and so much more to so many,” he said. “I’ve lived in America for the longest time and I’m deeply grateful to her for the many friendships I’ve made and the wonderful gifts it’s given me. My home, my livelihood, and family, and Oscar. The movies such as their power captivated a young man from South London and gave him a dream.”

He continued, “I would just like to salute Sir Winston Churchill who has been a marvellous company on what can only describe an incredible journey and my wife Gisele … for being at my side. I would like to thank my mother, who is 99 years young, next birthday. She’s watching the ceremony from the comfort of her sofa. I say to my mother thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on, I’m bringing Oscar home.”


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