Hollywood has celebrated the best films of 2017 with the 90th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles.
The big winner on the night was Shape of Water. The film won Best Picture, and Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for the same film. Overall it won 4 Oscars.
New Zealand company Weta Digital received two nominations for best visual effects for its work on War for the Planet of the Apes, and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. However, they didn’t win anything.
Keala Settle, the American singer of Māori descent, performed the hit nominated song This Is Me from The Greatest Showman.
The acting awards went as expected, with Frances McDormand winning Best Actress for Three Billboards, Gary Oldman taking Best Actor for Dunkirk,and Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell snagging Supporting Actress and Actor for their respective roles in I, Tonya and Three Billboards.