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90th Academy Awards: The Shape of Water wins four awards

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LOS ANGELES — The 90th Academy Awards or Oscars, the highest honors in the movie industry, confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era in a ceremony punctuated by political moments and historic wins, including Netflix’s first feature-film award and the transgender drama ‘A Fantastic Woman’ winning best foreign language film.

The Awards were handed out on Sunday at a ceremony in Hollywood, hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

The Cold War fantasy film The Shape of Water won the best picture Academy Award. The movie, that stars Sally Hawkins as a mute janitor who falls in love with an aquatic creature kept captive in a government lab, received a leading 13 nominations for this year’s Oscars, and won four Oscars on Sunday night.

Likewise, Gary Oldman won the Oscar for the Best Lead Actor for the film ‘The Darkest Hour’. It is Oldman’s first win on only his second nomination, despite his lengthy career of compelling performances.

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The award for Best Lead Actress went to Frances McDormand for her role in ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’. The actress already bagged the SAG and BAFTA awards for the same film.

Following is the list of winners in key categories for the awards:

Best Picture: The Shape of Water

Best Actor: Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Best Animated Film: Coco

Best Documentary Film: Icarus

Best Actress: Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Original Screenplay: Get Out

Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name

Best Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman – Chile

Original Song: Remember Me – Coco

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George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to aid immigrant children

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George Clooney and wife Amal have donated $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, which advocates for the fair treatment and safety of immigrant children in the deportation process.

The Oscar winner and human rights attorney husband and wife have donated the amount on Wednesday via their Clooney Foundation for Justice to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, according to the couple’s representative.

The Young Center is one of the leading organizations fighting against the President Donald Trump administration’s new Border Patrol policy, which has already separated over 2,000 immigrant children from their parents.

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Hollywood has expressed outrage upon viewing photos and reading testimonies of immigrant families that have been forcibly divided since news broke of Donald Trump’s no-tolerance policy, which has been in effect since May. Many people are comparing Trump’s actions to Nazi Germany and Japanese Internment Camps.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are among the stars who have donated to aid the families. The couple gave $72,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and encouraged others to donate what they can.

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