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Monessen High School grad Frances McDormand wins best actress Oscar

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Frances McDormand accepts Best Actress for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Western Pennsylvania was well-represented at this year's Academy Awards.

Monessen High School graduate Frances McDormand won the Oscar for best actress for her role in 'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri'.

McDormand graduated from Monessen High School in 1975 before embarking on her acting career.

Early winners included “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”


Thirteen-time nominee “The Shape of Water” won many of the major awards, including  best picture, the biggest award of the night.

The rest of the winners at the 90th Academy Awards are below.