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Mexico celebrates Hollywood success of director Guillermo del Toro on Oscar night

And my kids. And I wanna say, like Jimmy Cagney said once, 'My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my brothers and sisters thank you.

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, victor of the Best Director and Best Picture awards for 'The Shape of Water, ' poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Due to overwhelming demand for the event, titled De Geometria a La Forma del Agua (From Geometria to The Shape of Water), a third date was added in a 10,000-seat arena.

Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell both took home expected wins for their roles in "Three Billboards", for Best Lead Actress and Supporting Actor, respectively, with McDormand delivering a rousing acceptance speech and calling on every woman nominated in the audience to stand.

"I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible".

He is the fourth native of Mexico in five years to be awarded Best Director.

Del Toro has denied ever seeing or hearing about the play. "That is the kind of man we need more of", he said.

Janney got big laughs at the start of her speech when, rather than starting to thank people, she exclaimed, "I did it all by myself!"

Vote in our informal, unscientific poll and tell us how you voted in the comments. Activism With the #MeToo and Time's Up campaigns against sexual misconduct and gender inequality dominating the 2018 awards circuit, this year's Oscars gala was seen as an opportunity for Tinseltown to support female filmmaking.

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 Mexican filmmaker - who won best director honors on Sunday for his lush fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" - is known for the monsters, vampires and superheroes that populate his creations. With a leading 13 nominations, the film took home the night's top prizes, also winning Best Picture, Best Director and Production Design. A creature feature just won the best picture of the year.

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