Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway made up for their Oscars flub last year, when they mistakenly named “La La Land” the winner of best picture. Instead, the two correctly announced Sunday that “The Shape of Water” won best picture at the 90th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
This year’s show, hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel, focused on women, with four actresses presenting the best actor and actress categories. Actresses Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, who all accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, praised the #MeToo movement and introduced a clip about inclusion in film.
Red carpet coverage was somewhat awkward, with Ryan Seacrest, who a former employee has accused of sexual misconduct, hosting E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet.” Several stars skipped over talking to the host.
With only the best picture category left, Kimmel jokes, “From here on, nothing can go wrong … It’s WaterHouse under the bridge.”
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, who presented 2017’s best picture award, take the stage. Dunaway jokes, “As they say, presenting is lovelier the second time around.”
“The Shape of Water” wins best picture.
Director Guillermo del Toro says, “Growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen. It happens. I want to tell you — everyone that is dreaming of using fantasy to tell the stories about things that are real — in the world today, you can do it.”
Kimmel announces that costume designer Mark Bridges is the lucky winner of the jet ski, as a reward for having the shortest speech.