Also was predicting at least one actor upset, which tends to happen most often in Supporting Actor (see: Adam Arkin, Mark Rylance), but all four categories went right down the line according to precursors. Ah well.
An okay show. I was surprised by one of the montages, the sort of overall Movie montage; I'll have to see if it gets uploaded to YT later on. There was a line of dialogue about how hope (I think it was hope) never dies, that was cut over a shot of Anton Yelchin from Star Trek. Caught me completely off-guard and out of nowhere; I just started blubbering.
I enjoyed The Shape of Water and am always happy when something of a genre-bent wins big, but I have to admit, it just didn't come together as a film for me. I think all of the pieces were there except for the actual script itself; there were just some holes, some places that didn't gel. I always have favorites in the Best Picture race, but it's sort of odd to have a movie I really liked win that I think actually didn't really deserve to win? I actually only saw three out of nine of the nominees this year, but the other two that I did see - Dunkirk and Get Out - were both better, I think.
It was awfully cute to see Doug Jones up on that stage, though.