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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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Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha undergoes successful Parkinson’s surgery

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KATHMANDU — Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha has successfully undergone a surgery for Parkinson’s disease at Annapurna Neuro Hospital in Kathmandu.

It is mentioned that a team of doctors performed Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in globus pallidus part of the brain,in a press statement issued by the hospital.

Dr Resha Shrestha and Dr Basanta Panta jointly performed the surgery on Thursday.

The 68-year-old actor has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past nine years and the symptoms were prominently seen in left side of his brain for four years.

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This is the first time the hospital conducted such a surgery, the press statement reads. Now other Parkinson’s patients could avail of this treatment from the health facility.

It has been learnt that Shrestha’s health condition has improved. Since some problems were diagnosed in the right side of his brain, pacemaker has been installed, said the hospital.

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