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    ‘Shape of Water’ Wins, Oscars Mark Changing Industry

    The sea creature-human love story took best picture and Guillermo del Toro earned best director in a ceremony that emphasized inclusion and activism. “Representation matters,” director Lee Unkrich noted after Coco won best animated feature. Meanwhile, Jordan Peele, writer and director of Get Out, became the first African-American to win for best original screenplay. Frances McDormand encouraged women to support each other’s projects while accepting her best actress award. And host Jimmy Kimmel praised the Oscar statue himself, who “always keeps his hands where you can see them.”

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