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Summary

  1. The Shape of Water wins the most Oscars with four
  2. Its prizes include best film and director
  3. Frances McDormand wins best actress, and Gary Oldman best actor
  4. Sam Rockwell wins best supporting actor
  5. Allison Janney wins best supporting actress

Live Reporting

By Steven McIntosh and Tim Masters

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight (or good morning)

    Frances McDormand, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence
    Image caption: You've got it upside-down Frances

    Thanks for joining us for our live coverage of the Oscars (and we're sorry we couldn't blag us all free entry to the after party).

    We know what you need most in your life now - a helpful cluster of links to all the rest of our overnight coverage so that you can have a nice enjoyable onward journey to other areas of the BBC News website:

    We'll leave you with our favourite picture from the night - Phantom Thread costume designer Mark Bridges scooting off with Dame Helen Mirren on the jet ski Jimmy Kimmel awarded him for successfully delivering the shortest acceptance speech of the ceremony.

    (There's a sentence we've never written before.)

    Dame Helen Mirren and Mark Bridges

    We'll see you next year.

  2. Facts & figures

    Because who doesn't love a good stat.

    Here's some analysis of this year's winners and their place in Academy history:

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    And here's how all the best picture winners have performed at the US box office so far (we suspect The Shape of Water in particular might just increase its takings this week.)

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  3. Gary Oldman reflects on the moment he won

    Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman is the latest star to turn up at the Vanity Fair after party - fresh from getting his best actor statue engraved.

    Quote Message: There's a weird chemical thing that happens in your brain when your name is called. I can't really define it but it's unlike anything else.
    Quote Message: You've got Meryl Streep 10 feet away staring up at you next to Denzel Washington.
  4. The after parties are in full swing

    "Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere. Anywhere away with you... as long as it's in a limo straight to the Vanity Fair Oscars after party please," as Rita Ora almost sang.

    Miley Cyrus has also turned up at the biggest bash in town - we're not sure why but who cares because let's be honest there's literally no situation in life that cannot be improved by the arrival of Miley Cyrus.

    Rita Ora
    Image caption: Rita Ora
    Faye Dunaway
    Image caption: Faye Dunaway
    Willem Dafoe
    Image caption: Willem Dafoe
    Miley Cyrus
    Image caption: Miley Cyrus
    Sarah Hyland
    Image caption: Sarah Hyland
    Lupita Nyong'o
    Image caption: Lupita Nyong'o
  5. Collaring Kaluuya

    Daniel Kaluuya

    Our arts correspondent Rebecca Jones is at the Vanity Fair party, where she just managed to grab Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya (along with cinematographer Roger Deakins) for long enough to get his reaction to tonight's winners.

    "I'm happy, man. Jordan [Peele] won an Oscar, Roger won an Oscar. I'm just happy for good people who do the work and are recognised. For me, it fills me with joy seeing that."

    Asked if he knew Get Out would be so successful when he first read it, he said:

    Quote Message: I felt it. I don't really make decisions based on whether something is going to be successful, I base it on whether I would want to watch it.
  6. Faye Dunaway on returning to the Oscars

    Faye Dunaway

    Faye Dunaway has just been on BBC Breakfast ahead of the Vanity Fair party, discussing her return to the ceremony this year to announce the best picture winner alongside Warren Beatty.

    She said: "Even though the card was wrong, I felt there was a slight stigma," - regarding her and Beatty's part in the mishap.

    "And I’m so glad the Academy found a way [to bring us back].

    "In psychiatry, there's the theory of repetition, you repeat something until it comes out right.

    Quote Message: We have a bond Warren and me, and it was lovely to get the standing ovation, and it was lovely being with him and it was nice doing it again.

    Speaking about the atmosphere in LA, she added: "They’re in the streets, they're dancing, they’re shouting out for the cars, it’s like a carnival a little bit, but the seriousness is there."

  7. It's time to party

    The stars are arriving thick and fast at the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party in Hollywood.

    Paris Jackson makes quite an entrance
    Image caption: Paris Jackson makes quite an entrance
    Margot Robbie
    Image caption: I, Tonya's Margot Robbie
    James Corden and Julia Carey
    Image caption: James Corden with his wife, television producer Julia Carey
    Emma Watson
    Image caption: Beauty and the Beast's Emma Watson
    Allison Williams
    Image caption: Get Out's Allison Williams
    Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman
    Image caption: Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman
  8. 'It's spelled G-U-I-L-L-E-R-M-O'

    You've won an Oscar. You've thanked your parents. You've spoken to the journalists backstage.

    Basically, now you just want to go out on the lash at the various LA after parties.

    But before you do - there's one last little job that needs completing.

    Because of the huge level of secrecy that surrounds the Oscars voting in the run up to the ceremony the organisers leave the trophies blank, so that there's no way of anyone finding out the winners beforehand.

    So the winners get their statuettes engraved with their name or film straight after the ceremony. Guillermo del Toro, Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand and Jordan Peele have already got theirs sorted:

    Frances McDormand
    Guillermo del Toro
    Jordan Peele
    Gary Oldman
  9. James Ivory makes history

    James Ivory

    Ivory, at the age of 89, became the oldest person to ever win an Academy Award in a competitive category.

    "That’s the only thing they’ve got remember about me," the screenwriter laughed as he spoke to the BBC.

    He said he was "excited and thrilled" to have won best adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name - but he wasn't necessarily surprised.

    "The press have said again and again that I was the front runner, so there wasn’t that element of surprise, but still, I might not have won," he laughed.

    Asked about his shirt, which had a drawing of the film's star Timothee Chalamet's face on it, he explained:

    Quote Message: It was painted by an English artist named Andrew Mania who lives in Bristol, and he had the idea of doing a shirt with Timothee’s face on it, and I said fine, I’ll wear it!
  10. Which films missed out?

    Meryl Streep
    Image caption: "Can you BELIEVE The Post didn't get anything?"

    There was a fairly even mix across the winners this year - with prizes for The Shape of Water, Three Billboards, Get Out, I Tonya and Darkest Hour.

    So which films were snubbed?

    Lady Bird was one of the night's big losers - it didn't pick up any of the prizes it was nominated for, despite being praised by critics and audiences alike.

    Director Greta Gerwig was beaten by Guillermo del Toro, Saoirse Ronan lost out to Frances McDormand for best actress, while the film itself lost out in both the best picture and best original screenplay.

    There was also nothing for The Post (starring Meryl Streep, pictured) or Mudbound, despite multiple nominations.

    Roman J Israel, Esq, The Florida Project, All the Money in the World each had one nomination for this year's Oscars - but all went home empty handed.

  11. Gary Oldman's words of wisdom for Timothee Chalamet

    Gary Oldman

    The Oscars do love it when an actor slaps on some make-up and transforms into a British prime minister.

    (See also: Meryl Streep winning for The Iron Lady in 2011.)

    Gary Oldman said there was a "special significance" to winning the best actor Oscar for playing Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

    Quote Message: I can't say what it would be like to win an Oscar in any other year. But winning an Oscar for playing arguably one of the greatest Britons who ever lived? To win it for playing Winston makes it doubly special.

    And he revealed he'd had some words of wisdom for fellow best actor nominee Timothee Chalamet.

    Quote Message: I'm thrilled for Chalamet. He's a lovely kid. He really is, he's a charmer. He's hugely talented.
    Quote Message: I said to him tonight - in the words of Arnie - 'you'll be back'. It's probably the end for me - he's got years.

    And with that - he's off, doing a comedy walk off the stage after initially walking the wrong way.

  12. Sign language at the Oscars

    Rachel Shenton
    Image caption: Rachel Shenton used sign language in her acceptance speech

    Rachel Shenton's speech used sign language - while she is not the first to do so, she's in a select group.

    Others include Jane Fonda, who signed part of her speech for winning best actress for Coming Home at the 1979 Oscars. Louise Fletcher did the same at the 1976 Oscars when she was named best actress for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    And at the 1987 Oscars, Marlee Matlin - who lost her hearing as a child - also signed her speech for Children of a Lesser God. She was best actress too.

    We had a bit of signing in the press room as well - with congratulations being offered by one journalist in sign language.

  13. 'There was such a shortage of role models'

    Lauren Turner

    Entertainment Reporter

    Jordan Peele

    Jordan Peele said backstage there was a "renaissance" going on right now in the film world.

    Quote Message: I almost never became a director because there was such a shortage of role models. I feel so proud to be a part of a time, the beginning of a movement where I feel like the best films in every genre are being brought to me by my fellow black directors. It's very special.
    Quote Message: I think that goes for all areas of inclusion. It's quite clear that this is a very special time.

    He said he especially enjoyed getting to chat to Gary Oldman backstage - saying he had been his favourite actor since Bram Stoker's Dracula and True Romance.

  14. You shall go to the ball

    The main ceremony may be over, but now the parties begin...

    Here are some of the attendees at the swanky Governor's Ball where 1,500 guests are dining on more than 50 dishes including 30 pounds (13.6 kg) of edible gold dust.

    Let's hope no-one chews an Oscar by mistake.

    Best supporting actress winner Allison Janney
    Image caption: Best supporting actress winner Allison Janney
    Sam Rockwell and his wife Leslie Bibb
    Image caption: Sam Rockwell and his wife Leslie Bibb
    Timothee Chalamet and Pauline Chalamet
    Image caption: Timothee Chalamet and Pauline Chalamet
    Get Out director Jordan Peele
    Image caption: Get Out director Jordan Peele
  15. Frances McDormand praises billboard movements

    Lauren Turner

    Entertainment Reporter

    Frances McDormand

    Her speech was one of the most electrifying moments of the night.

    And Frances McDormand was applauded for it in the press room - being the only winner to get a standing ovation as she walked in to be interviewed.

    "Don't give me any more attention," she quips. "It will go to my head."

    (As she was speaking to reporters, she paused to laugh at the fact journalists wanting to ask questions are asked to hold up pieces of paper with numbers on, saying: "It's like we're bidding on art.")

    One of the impacts the film has had is the copycat billboards of protest that have sprung up around the world. McDormand is definitely here for it, crying: "Off the screen and onto the street! It's really exciting."

    She mentions that the Grenfell Tower fire campaigners Justice 4 Grenfell were among the first to use billboards to draw attention to their cause.

    Quote Message: The idea that activists are taking that statement and putting it out there? Billboards still work - they still work, and it's really exciting.
  16. The actors' class photo

    Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney and Gary Oldman

    The winners of all four acting categories gathered together backstage for the traditional group photo.

    But we love this extra unposed picture which was taken just before the official one.

    There's Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand glancing at each other on the left, with the mischievous look of two people who are planning a massive diamond heist as soon as they can get out of the Dolby Theatre.

    Meanwhile, Allison Janney looks like she's instantly regretting asking Gary Oldman to explain just what is the correct way to make the perfect cup of English breakfast tea he referred to in his acceptance speech.

  17. 'Am I being auctioned off?'

    Lauren Turner

    Entertainment Reporter

    Jordan Peele

    Some winners seemed a bit bemused by the press room system that sees journalists holding up numbers, in order to be called on to ask questions (FYI mine was 143).

    But for Jordan Peele, winner of best original screenplay for Get Out, it had slightly more sinister connotations - that's thanks to a scene in the film where there's some altogether more sinister bidding going on.

    Quote Message: Am I being auctioned off right now? It's creepy. from Jordan Peele
    Jordan Peele

    And then we had Gary Oldman suddenly transform into a bingo caller, saying: "Am I playing bingo right now? One and four, 14. One and one, legs eleven (he accompanied this last bit with a wolf whistle).

  18. Guillermo del Toro is taking his Oscars to meet his folks

    Giullermo del Toro

    A very sweet moment in the press room from Guillermo del Toro, holding aloft his two Oscars for The Shape of Water - best director and best picture.

    Quote Message: My next step is going to see my mom and dad next week. I'm going home - with these two babies.
  19. Which way's the ocean?

    Helen Mirren and Mark Bridges

    Here’s that unforgettable moment right at the end of the show (almost three hours and 50 mins after it started) when the winner for best costume design Mark Bridges glided onto the stage clutching his Oscar and riding a jetski accompanied by Dame Helen Mirren.

    Bridges won the vehicle for giving the shortest Oscar speech of the night.

    The look on his face makes us wonder which prize he likes best.