#N12BX: The Oscars

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There were many historical wins at the 90th Academy Awards Sunday night. 

"The Shape of Water" captured the night's big prize as best picture beating out rivals "Dunkirk" and "Get Out."

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, winner of the Best Director and Best Picture awards for 'The Shape of Water,' poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

A number of those on stage also referred to the #MeToo movement, including Kimmel, who hosted for the second straight year. The Academy Awards have attempted to celebrate its storied history, and also atone for some of the film industry's mistreatment of women and other groups.

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 90th Academy Awards 

Nostalgia, #MeToo and last year's mistaken envelope fiasco factored in heavily during Sunday's star-studded show.

Host Jimmy Kimmel said of the moment of cultural reckoning for inclusivity and sexual misconduct that the industry couldn't turn a blind eye to bad behavior anymore, telling the audience, "The world is watching us."

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" also placed him in the Oscar history books.

Above: HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Writer Jordan Peele, winner of the Best Original Screenplay award for 'Get Out,' poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Peele was awarded in the the best original screenplay, making him the first black screenwriter to receive the honor.

Editor's Note: The Associated Press contributed to this article. 

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