The sci-fi love story won the two main awards of the night, with del Toro taking home best director for what he called “a mad pitch”.

Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand won the main acting nods, also in line with expectations and betting odds, for their roles in Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

It was Oldman’s first ever Oscar win, and the Briton thanked the US for welcoming him years ago.

“I owe this and so much more to so many. I have lived in America for the longest time and I am deeply grateful to her. My home, my family and my Oscar,” he said in the acceptance speech.

“The movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from south London and gave him a dream. Thank you for this.”.. see more

source: skynews