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'The Shape of Water' triumphs at an Oscars full of change

'The Shape of Water' triumphs at an Oscars full of change

Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards.

Guillermo del Toro's lavish, romantic monster fable "The Shape of Water" swam away with best picture at an Oscar ceremony flooded by a sense of a change for a movie business confronting the post-Harvey Weinstein era.

The ceremony, held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, exorcised some demons — like last year's envelope fiasco — and wrestled with other, deeper problems in Hollywood, like gender equality and diversity.

"The Shape of Water," which came in with 13 nods, took a leading four awards, including best production design, best score and best director for del Toro. He became the...

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