OSCARS 2018 WRAP UP: FRANCES MCDORMAND OWNS THE NIGHT WITH WINNING BEST ACTRESS SPEECH!

Jimmy Kimmel returned as host of the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. And while ratings might have been low, the drama was high, mostly captured in acceptance speeches and nods to the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.

The nights runaway winners were The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missori. Guillermo del Toro took home Best Director honors for The Shape Of Water while the film also won the coveted Best Picture award.

In a funny moment, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty returned to present the Best Picture award after wrongly announcing La La Land as the winner in last year’s show, instead of the actual winner, Moonlight. Thankfully the pair got it right on Sunday night, with Guillermo del Toro checking the card just to be sure.

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Sam Rockwell won the Best Supporting Actor award for his turn in Three Billboards, while the much favored Frances McDormand picked up the Best Actress award for her lead performance in the film.

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McDormand perhaps owned the night with her acceptance speech, asking all female nominees in the room in every category to stand up. It was a powerful moment of solidarity, especially in a year when things are changing. The 60-year-old actress ended her speech with two words: Inclusion rider. She was advocating that artists take advantage of a negotiating tool in their contracts where they can ask or demand that 50% of cast and crew are diverse.

Gary Oldman’s win for Best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour was also expected, but he was nevertheless moved by the moment, as was Allison Janney who took home Best Supporting Actress honors for I, Tonya.

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The Best Adapted Screenplay award went to James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name. But an emotional win for Best Original Screenplay went to Jordan Peele for his groundbreaking work in Get Out.

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There always seems to be an awards show stunt each year, but Jimmy Kimmel pulled off a pretty good one this time around, getting celebrities like Margot Robbie, Gal Gadot and Lupita Nyong’o to go across the street with him to a theater full of unsuspecting moviegoers to surprise them with sweet treats.

A moving moment brought together Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek, taking to the stage, celebrating all the women who spoke out with their #MeToo stories, having told their own.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Best picture
“The Shape of Water”

Best actress
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best actor
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Best supporting actress
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Best supporting actor
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best director
Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Best original song
“Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez from “Coco”

Best original score
Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”

Best cinematography
Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”

Best original screenplay
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Best adapted screenplay
James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”

Best live action short film
“The Silent Child”

Best documentary short subject
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

Best film editing
Lee Smith, “Dunkirk”

Best visual effects
John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover, “Blade Runner 2049”

Best animated feature film
“Coco”

Best animated short film
“Dear Basketball”

Best foreign language film
“A Fantastic Woman,” Chile

Best production design
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeffrey Melvin, “The Shape of Water”

Best sound editing
Richard King and Alex Gibson, “Dunkirk”

Best sound mixing
Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, “Dunkirk”

Best documentary feature
“Icarus”

Best costume design
Mark Bridges, “Phantom Thread”

Best makeup and hairstyling
Kazuhiro Tsuji, Lucy Sibbick and David Malinowski, “Darkest Hour”

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