The Shape of Water emerged a clear winner, taking home four Oscars. Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy thriller won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Del Toro also bagged the Oscar for Best Director. A whopping nominations for 13 awards in total, the movie won the Best Production Design and Best Original Score as well.
Frances McDormand won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her heartfelt yet fierce performance in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. While, Gary Oldman claimed the Academy Award for Best Actor for his phenomenal portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. The first Award of the night, Best Actor in a Supporting Role was presented to Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Allison Janney’s win as the Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya rounded out the acting categories.
Get Out Fans had a reason to rejoice after Jordon Peele’s horror film bagged the award for Best Original Screenplay. While the coming-of-age romantic drama, Call Me by Your Name won the Best Adapted Screenplay making James Ivory the oldest Oscar Winner ever. Timothee Chalamet, the lead actor of the film was also one of the nominees in the Best Actor category.
The much loved film Coco won the Best Animated Feature. ‘Remember Me’ from Coco won the Best Song. Blade Runner bagged the Best Cinematography award. While Cristopher Nolan’s Dunkirk won three awards in the technical categories namely; Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
Jimmy Kimmel as the lively host kept the audience enticed. His opening monologue mocking Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty for revealing the wrong Best Picture last year, left the audience in splits. He advised all the nominees to not get up straight away once their name was announced.
Kimmel also addressed the Harvey Weinstein Scandal. He not only praised the Time’s Up Movement but also spoke highly of the women leading it. “What they’re doing is important. Things are changing for the better”, he said.