It's the culmination of awards season, and the biggest night in the film industry's collective calendar. The 90th annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars, have finally arrived, bringing with them the most hotly anticipated red carpet of the year (bar maybe the Met Gala), the best after-parties and – lest we forget – a fresh crop of actors and actresses all hoping to add the prefix ‘Academy Award winner’ to their names in press releases. Here's to no more mix-ups on the scale of last year's 'envelope-gate' hey, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway?
With categories such as Best Actor and Best Actress widely considered to have been already locked down, it was almost a given that Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand would be walking away with little gold men for their roles in Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri respectively). Best Picture, however, was a more interesting race, with classic Academy fodder like the aforementioned Darkest Hour and Steven Spielberg's The Post up alongside a more diverse, contemporary and arguably more relevant set of films that includes Jordan Peele's socially conscious horror Get Out and Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age story Lady Bird. Eventually, though, it was Guillermo Del Toro (who also picked up Best Director) and The Shape of Water that emerged victorious - with no envelope mix ups to speak of...
Below is your cheat sheet to the biggest wins and the biggest surprises on the night...
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell's portrayal of a racist cop in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has proved controversial, but that didn't stop him walking away with the Best Supporting Actor statuette, his first Oscar.
Costume Design: Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
Given that Phantom Thread delves into the world of '50s couture, with Daniel Day Lewis playing a highly-strung design virtuoso, the costumes by regular Paul Thomas Anderson collaborator Mark Bridges were always going to be a shoe-in (no pun intended) for the Costume Oscar.
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney
Allison Janney's first Oscar (for her role as LaVona Harding in I, Tonya) couldn't be more well-deserved. She beat competition from Lady Bird's Laurie Metcalf, The Shape of Water's Octavia Spencer, Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville and Mudbound's Mary J. Blige.
Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
Veteran writer-director James Ivory is now the oldest person to win an Oscar in Academy Award history, and gave an emotive speech after picking up the Best Adapted Screenplay trophy for Call Me By Your Name.
Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Writer-director Jordan Peele picked up a well-deserved first Oscar for his socially conscious horror Get Out.
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water
In his acceptance speech, Del Toro alluded to his experiences as an immigrant and stressed the importance of integration and acceptance, telling the audience that 'The best thing our industry does is to help erase the lines in the sand when the world tries to make them deeper.'
Best Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman took his first Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, which required an extensive transformation involving hours of prosthetics.
Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Accepting her second Oscar (her first was for Fargo back in 1997), the brilliant Frances McDormand asked every female actress, filmmaker and artist in the room to stand before delivering a rallying cry for gender equality.
Best Picture: The Shape Of Water
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway got a second shot at presenting after last year's debacle, presenting the Best Picture award to the cast and crew of The Shape of Water.