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Oscars 2018 pictures: The ceremony

The ceremony was a mixture of jokes, rallying cries and of course Oscar wins.

Frances McDormand stands on stage with her Oscar Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The momentous moment of the Oscars evening was the rallying cry from Frances McDormand for female nominees to stand up, as she declared "look around, because we all have stories to tell", following her win for best actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Oscars 2018 pictures: The ceremony

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Sally Hawkins, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Meryl Streep hugging each other Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Stars including Sally Hawkins, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Meryl Streep joined in the celebration
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Frances McDormand onstage with her Oscar Image copyright Reuters
Image caption McDormand also added: "I'm hyperventilating a little bit. If I fall over pick me up cause I've got some things to say"
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Jodie Foster with crutches and Jennifer Lawrence Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence presented the award to McDormand, with Foster appearing with crutches, jokingly blaming Meryl Streep for her injury
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Frances McDormand photographed as she leaves the stage Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption McDormand was the centre of attention as she left the stage
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Guillermo del Toro and Sally Hawkins on stage Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The Shape of Water was awarded best picture, with Guillermo del Toro and Sally Hawkins accepting the award from presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway
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The Oscars ceremony stage Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The stage looked like a glittering kingdom at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, with a reported 45 million Swarovski crystals making up the design
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Jimmy Kimmel on stage Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Jimmy Kimmel, host of the Oscars 2018, cracked a stream of jokes, including taking aim at the US vice president: "We don't make films like Call Me By Your Name to make money, we make them to upset Mike Pence"
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Jimmy Kimmel and Helen Mirren Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Kimmel was keen for all acceptance speeches to be kept to a minimum, offering a free jet ski (modelled by Helen Mirren) for the shortest speech
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Lakeith Stanfield Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Kimmel also warned what would happen if winners overran on their speech; Lakeith Stanfield would scream "get out!" until they left the stage, a nod to the actor's character in the Oscar nominated film Get Out
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Gary Oldman onstage accepting his Oscar from Jane Fonda Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Gary Oldman scooped the best actor award for his role playing Churchill in Darkest Hour. Accepting the award from Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren, he added "I'd like to salute Winston Churchill who has been marvellous company on what has been an incredible journey"
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Guillermo del Toro and Emma Stone Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Guillermo del Toro accepted the Oscar for best director for The Shape of Water from actress Emma Stone, marking the fourth win for a Mexican director in five years
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Nicole Kidman presents an Oscar to Jordan Peele Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Nicole Kidman presented the Oscar for best original screenplay to Jordan Peele, screenwriter and director of Get Out, who said "I stopped writing this 20 times because I thought it was impossible"
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Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Presenters included Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern, stood here side-by-side to announce the Oscar for best documentary feature to Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan for Icarus, an exploration of scandals in sports doping testing
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Sam Rockwell Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Sam Rockwell declared "you guys rock!" to his fellow nominees as he picked up an Oscar for best supporting actor in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Jimmy Kimmel Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Between awards, Kimmel referenced Black Panther as a film that "has been so successful at the box office, it's already the favourite to not get nominated next year"
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Mary J Blige performs on stage Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Mary JBlige, nominated for best supporting actress in Mudbound, performed on stage
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Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani presented the award for best production design, whilst voicing their support for children who were brought to the US illegally by their parents, known as Dreamers
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Singers Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade perform onstage Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Singers Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade perform Remember Me from the animated film Coco with a lavish set
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Singers Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade perform onstage Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The film went on to win best animated film later in the evening
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Rita Moreno Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Rita Moreno, 86, presented the Oscar for best foreign language flm to A Fantastic Woman (Chile), wearing the same dress she wore when she won her Oscar in 1962 for West Side Story
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best supporting actress Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Margot Robbie congratulated Allison Janney for winning the award for best supporting actress as LaVona Golden in I, Tonya
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Allison Janney Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Janney absorbed the news of her Oscar win as she gave her acceptance speech
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Star Wars robot BB-8 with actors Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and Kelly Marie Tran Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Star Wars actors Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and Kelly Marie Tran reunited with robot BB-8 to present animated feature and animated short film
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Gina Rodriguez and Tom Holland onstage Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Gina Rodriguez and Tom Holland presented the award for best visual effects to Bladerunner 2049, the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film
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John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover and Gerd Nefzer accept their Oscar onstage Image copyright Reuters
Image caption John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R Hoover and Gerd Nefzer held their Oscar aloft as they won for best visual effects in Blade Runner 2049
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Jimmy Kimmel walks with start down the aisle of the venue Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Mid-way through the ceremony, Jimmy Kimmel led stars including Emily Blunt and Lupita Nyong'o to pay a surprise visit to movie goers at the Chinese theatre next door to the ceremony
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Margot Robbie and fellow stars Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Margot Robbie and fellow stars went on to share out snacks to the surprised cinema audience
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Artist Common and Andra Day Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Artist Common (left) got everyone in the audience to stand up as he and Andra Day sang best original song nominee Stand Up for Something from the film Marshall
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Tiffany Haddish (L) and Maya Rudolph take the stage Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Tiffany Haddish (L) and Maya Rudolph arrived on-stage in slippers and barefoot to present the Oscar for best documentary short subject
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Rachel Shenton, with Chris Overton Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Rachel Shenton, with Chris Overton, delivered her acceptance speech for their film The Silent Child whilst simultaneously signing her words
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Mark Bridges and Helen Mirren riding a jet ski Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The night ended with best costume design winner Mark Bridges riding a jet ski with actress Helen Mirren on the back after he won it for the shortest Oscar acceptance speech of 2018

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