Jimmy Kimmel opened the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night with a presentation that mixed biting, Time’s Up-style quips with much more traditional, pleased humor.
The annual Academy Awards are one of the most watched events on TV every year. They celebrate the film industry, and honor those who have done well in terms of acting, directing and producing. Every year, hundreds of films are submitted for consideration and only twenty-five will make the grade. Every year, hundreds of films are submitted for consideration and only twenty-five will make the grade: the best of the best from a year in cinema. The nominees are celebrated at an awards ceremony, and the winners honoured with statues that represent the film industry’s highest accomplishment: the Oscar.
We used to have a pleasant vibe about who we thought would win some of the night’s most important awards for the best movie, and we were correct with the first award of the night, the best-supporting-actor honor, which belonged to Sam Rockwell.
After a lengthier awards season, which made the guessing game a little better to handle, the majority of the awards presented out during the evening went to the people largely predicted to win.
In response, Frances McDormand won her 2nd greatest Oscar for her harrowing performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, & gave the night’s greatest noteworthy speech; Gary Oldman won his long-awaited Oscar for Darkest Hour; & The Shape of Water won best picture & director, uplifting two enthusiastic speeches from Guillermo del Toro.
There was, nevertheless, some space for surprises, such as when Jordan Peele won best original script and accepted it with an emotional speech about how many occasions he had just about given up on the whole thing that would eventually win him his first Oscar.
Perhaps not as unexpected as last year’s extremely tumultuous event, but still amusing.
Here is a breakdown of all the finalists from the night, listed in reverse order of when they were proclaimed on screen.
Call Me by Your Name.
Lady Bird Get Out! Phantom Thread
The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Actress The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water, Sally Hawkins
Frances McDormand Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, Three Billboards
I, Margot Robbie Tonya
Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Timothée Chalamet, Call me by my name.
Phantom Thread, Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Kaluuya, Get out of here!
Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
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Director of the Year
Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan
Jordan Peele, Get out!
Lady Bird’s, Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread, by Paul Thomas Anderson
Guillermo del Toro made The Shape of Water
Original Song of the Year
“Mighty River,” made by Mudbound “Mystery of Love” , by Call Me by Your Name
“Remember Me” by Coco
Marshall made “Stand Up for Something.”
The Greatest Showman made “This Is Me”
Best Original Composition
Dunkirk, Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Mudbound, The Shape of Water
Best Original Screenplay
The Big Sick, Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Adapted Screenplay of the year
Call Me by Your Name from The Disaster Artist, Logan, Molly’s Game & Mudbound
Best Short Film — Live Action of the year
Dekalb Elementary, The Eleven O’Clock, My Nephew Emmett, The Silent Child, and Watu Wote/All of Us
Best Documentary Short of 2018
Edith+Eddie, Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Heroin(e), Knife Skills and
Best Film Editing of 2018
Baby Driver, Dunkirk, I, Tonya, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Visual Effects of the year
Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, War for the Planet of the Apes
Best Animated Feature of the year 2018
Animated movies are: The Boss Baby, The Breadwinner, Coco, Ferdinand, & the Loving Vincent
Supporting Actress of the year 2018
Mary J. Blige from Mudbound
Allison Janney from I, Tonya
Lesley Manville from Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf from Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer from The Shape of Water
Best Supporting Actor of 2018
Willem Dafoe from The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson from the film named Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins from The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer from the film called All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri