"The Shape of Water" Co-Author to Speak at The MAIN

Director Guillermo del Toro poses in the press room with the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4 in Hollywood, Calif.

The co-author of "The Shape of Water", which novelized the Oscar-winning movie by Guillermo Del Toro, will speak at a free author event put on by the Santa Clarita Public Library Monday.

A teary-eyed Gary Oldman won Best Actor for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while I, Tonya's Allison Janney and Three Billboard's Sam Rockwell triumphed in the supporting categories.

Guilllermo del Toro earned the Best Director title for helming the story of a mute woman who falls in love with an aquatic creature held captive in the government building where she works. "We can't let bad behaviour slide anymore".

A former Saultite capped off his weekend by taking home an Oscar statuette from last night's Academy Awards ceremony. "That is the kind of man we need more of", he said.

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She was delighted to be back on stage however, giving the prizes for Best Costume Design to Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson's fashion-world psychodrama.

Director Ava DuVernay, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and others spoke in a video segment about progress in smashing barriers in the industry around racism and sexism.

"The Shape Of Water" features one of the most attractive movie conclusions of recent years.

Beatty and Dunaway were reported to be in the wings to present Best Picture to this year's victor, and Kimmel joked earlier there could be no mistake this year. A handful of films were rewarded the most prestigious awards of the night. "Get Out" was acknowledged for its fantastic writing with an award for Jordan Peele's original screenplay. That was also an interesting year for Desplat because he was also nominated for The Imitation Game, and rather than cancel himself out as many Oscar pundits would guess, the composer actually won.

'It's so nice seeing you again, ' joked Beatty, to laughs from the audience.

  • Michelle Webb