90th Academy Awards – The Winners

 

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In case you hadn’t noticed, last night was the 90th Academy Awards. Jimmy Kimmel return despite assuring that would never happen after last year’s chaotic end, but he, as well as presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were given a chance to redeem themselves. And it was a just as entertaining show as last year without any problems as well as the most political Oscar show yet. That is all very well if you are in agreement with Hollywood on political issues (and dissenting voices have been silenced very effectively) but hardly in the inclusive spirit the industry claims to promote. That being said, the show could hardly not be political given the turmoil in the country as well as the industry itself.

The acting awards were all awarded to the favourites in the categories, but the Best Picture category was hard to predict this year. In the end, the big prize went to Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (2017) which also topped the list of multible wins with four Oscars out of 13 nominations (see full list below). Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017) and Denis Villeneuve’s Blader Runner 2049 (2017) took home the technical awards with 3 and 2 Oscars respectively. On the other hand, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) took two acting awards with Frances McDormand winning her second Oscar after Fargo (1996) and Sam Rockwell winning his first Oscar for his supporting role. Gary Oldman took home his first Oscar for his portrayal of sir WInston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour (2017), while Allison Janney won her first Oscar for her supporting role in I, Tonya (2017).

How did you feel about the show and Jimmy Kimmel’s performance as host? Do you think he will be back to host again?

Did your favourites wins and what do you think the results?

Let us know in the comments below!

 

List of winners and nominees in the main categories:

 

BEST PICTURE: The Shape of Water

Other nominees:

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Phantom Thread

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Other nominees:

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

 

BEST ACTRESS: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Other nominees:

Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water

Margot Robbie for I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird

Meryl Streep for The Post

 

BEST ACTOR: Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour

Other nominees:

Timothée Chalamet for Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out

Denzel Washington for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Allison Janney for I, Tonya

Other nominees:

Mary J. Blige for Mudbound

Lesley Manville for Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer for The Shape of Water

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Other nominees:

Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins for The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer for All the Money in the World

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Get Out written by Jordan Peele

Other nominees:

The Big Sick written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjani

Lady Bird written by Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, story by Guillermo del Toro

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri written by Martin McDonagh

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Call Me by Your Name written by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman

Other nominees:

The Disaster Artist written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, based on the book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

Logan written by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael, story by James Mangold, based on the character from the X-Men comic books and theatrical franchise

Molly’s Game written by Aaron Sorkin, based on the memoir by Molly Bloom

Mudbound written by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, based on the novel by Hilary Jordan

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Coco (Pixar/Disney)

Other nominees:

The Boss Baby (Dreamworks)

The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon)

Ferdinand (Blue Sky)

Loving Vincent (Poland)

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

Other nominees:

The Insult (Lebanon)

Loveless (Russia)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

The Square (Sweden)

 

 

 

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