"Thank you so much, this is an wonderful gift", said Lelio, adding: "I want to thank the cast of the film, especially the brilliant actor Francisco Reyes and the inspiration for this movie, Daniela Vega".
He also thanked Daniela Vega for being "the inspiration for this movie". The couple's child, 12-year-old Alyosha, is left outside his parents' quarrel and feeling completely abandoned disappears one day.
Meanwhile the police suspect Orlando's death from an aneurysm may have involved drugs or foul play, and submit Marina to questioning and a humiliating physical exam.
Marina contends with even more painful encounters with the man's family and ex-wife, who threaten, cajole and insult Marina in an effort to keep her away from the memorial service.
The Chilean film beat nominees from Russia, Lebanon, Sweden and Hungary.
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Peele took home the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his unsettling directorial debut, Get Out . Peele thanked Universal, Jason Blum, the cast and crew, and his wife and mother.
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Richard was also joined by his The Shape of Water co-stars Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones , as well as Doug's wife Laurie . Comedian and late night host, Jimmy Kimmel is presiding over the show for the second consecutive time.