Oscars Rundown


Keith Hinkle


Alice Cai, Editor

Monday night at 5:00, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, also known as the Oscars, took place. This year’s Oscars ran much more smoothly, especially considering the major mistake that was made last year. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show and delivered a humorous monologue and managed not to slip up on the announcements. The rest of the show reflected support for gender equality, minority representation, and self-expression and acceptance.

One of the highlights of the night was Frances McDormand’s speech, in which she asks all the female nominees to stand up with her, and the crowd shares a moment of empowerment.

Jordan Peele was the first African American to receive the best original screenplay award for his movie, “Get Out”, the mystery/horror film featuring deeper statements about race.

Another notable part of the show was the bold fashion statement of Rita Moreno. She wore black sleeves with a strapless black and gold dress, matching her black headband and gold, collar-style necklace. This was the same dress she wore to the 1962 Oscars.

Lupita Nyong’o, star actress of Black Panther, and Kumail Nanjiani, star actor of “The Big Sick”, made a quick and sweet statement before announcing the production design award, referencing their own immigrant status.

“Like everyone in this room and everyone watching at home, we are dreamers,” Nyong’o said “We grew up dreaming of one day working in the movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood, and dreams are the foundation of America.”

“To all the Dreamers out there, we stand with you,” Nanjiani said.

Best picture award went to “The Shape of Water”.

Best director award went to Guillermo del Toro for the same movie.

Best actor award went to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour”.

Best actress award went to Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.

Best supporting actor award went to Sam Rockwell for the same movie.  

Best supporting actress award went to Allison Janney for “I, Tonya”.

Best original screenplay went to “Get Out”.

Best adapted screenplay went to “Call Me by Your Name”.

Best foreign language film went to “A Fantastic Woman”.

Best animated feature went to “Coco”.

Best visual effects went to “Blade Runner 2049”.

Best film editing went to “Dunkirk”.

Best animated short went to “Dear Basketball”.

Best live action short went to “The Silent Child”.

Best documentary short went to “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”.

Best score went to “The Shape of Water”.

Best song went to “Remember Me” from “Coco”.

Best production design went to “The Shape of Water”.

Best cinematography went to “Blade Runner 2049”.

Best costume design went to “Phantom Thread”.

Best makeup and hairstyling went to “Darkest Hour”.

Best documentary feature went to “Icarus”.

Best sound editing went to “Dunkirk”.

Best sound mixing went to “Dunkirk”.


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