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OSCAR WINNERS 2018

Top honours went to The Shape of Water, a romantic fable about a janitor who falls in love with a sea creature, in a ceremony that turned into a battle cry for inclusion and female empowerment.Guillermo del Toro’s cold war-era fantasy about the triumph of outcasts fended off the satirical horror Get Out and the drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, to take best picture and director, continuing a winning streak for Mexican film-makers in Hollywood.

The 90th Academy Awards turned Sunday night’s ceremony in Los Angeles into a celebration and exhortation of representation and inclusion, after a year marked by seismic cultural change in Hollywood that rippled across the world.

The list of 2018 Oscars winners is here

Best Picture

The Shape of Water- WINNER

Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale

The Oscar was presented to Guillermo del Toro by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. On receiving the award, del Toro, said: “I want to dedicate this to the young film-makers; the youth who are showing [us] how things are done.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hnYE_URTpc

Darkest Hour

Tim Bevan, Anthony McCarten, Eric Fellner

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate withAdolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Phantom Thread

Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison,

Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Get Out

Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick,

It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

The Post

Steven Spielberg, Amy Pascal, Kristie Macosko Krieger

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino, Peter Spears, Marco Morabito, …

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.

Lady Bird

Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Evel

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Best Actor 

Gary Oldman -WINNER

Darkest Hour

 Gary Oldman In his acceptance speech thanked America, saying he was “deeply grateful to her”, and recalled that “the movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from south London, and gave him a dream”. He finished up by thanking his mother, saying: “Put the kettle on, I’m bringing Oscar home.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpR-oBx7h8

Daniel Day-Lewis

Phantom Thread

Timothée Chalamet

Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Kaluuya

Get Out

Denzel Washington

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress

Frances McDormand -WINNER 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Frances McDormand took to the stage to receive her award; after thanking her family she asked all the other female nominees to stand up. She then urged producers to back their projects, and then wound up saying: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ‘inclusion rider’.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JEI0sjJs8c

Sally Hawkins 

The Shape of Water

Meryl Streep 

The Post 

Margot Robbie 

I, Tonya 

Saoirse Una Ronan  

Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell -WINNER

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sam Rockwell dedicated his award to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and told a funny story about how his father got him out of school to go to the movies. “When I was 8 years old, I was sent to the principal’s office and my father was saying, ‘We have to go. It’s Grandma,’” Rockwell said. “I said, ‘What’s wrong with Grandma?’ He said, ‘Nothing, we’re going to the movies.’”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipDnxapmtSE

Woody Harrelson

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Plummer

All the Money in The World

William Dafoe

The Florida Project

Richard Jenkins

The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actress 

Allison Janney -WINNER

 I, Tonya

 

In her acceptance speech, Alison Janney joked “I did it all myself!” before going on to thank her collaborators on the film, as well as veteran actor Joanne Woodward, with whom she appeared in the 1993 TV movie Blind Spot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fApriHzUG9g

 Lesley Manville

The Phantom Threat

Mary J Bligh

Mudbound

Octavia Spencer

The Shape of Water

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro -WINNER

The Shape of Water

In his acceptance speech, Guillermo del Toro said: “I am an immigrant … The best thing our industry does is to help erase the lines in the sand when the world tries to make them deeper.”

Jordan Peel

Get Out

Greta Gerwig

Lady Bird

Christopher Nolan

Dunkirk

Paul Tomas Anderson

The Phantom Thread

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman -WINNER

Sebastián Lelio

A Fantastic Woman has won the Oscar for best foreign language film at the 90th Academy Awards. Directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Lelio and Gonzalo Maza, the film marks the first Chilean entry for the foreign language Oscar since Pablo Larraín’s No, and the first ever Academy award for Lelio, in his follow-up to the acclaimed Gloria.

On Body and Soul

Ildikó Enyedi

The Square

Ruben Östlund

Loveless

Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Insult

Ziad Doueiri

The 2018 Oscars ceremony amid salutes to equality movement Time’s Up and the box office contributions of women and minorities, the 90th annual Academy Awards ran as expected. “We will always remember this year as the year men screwed up so badly, women started dating fish,” joked host Jimmy Kimmel during his opening monologue, in a nod to the #MeToo movement and subsequent sexual harassment reckoning. The Time’s Up movement was acknowledged further in a segment by Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, who were among the scores of women who accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

 

 

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