And the most coveted Awards shows, The Oscars 2018 took place last night marked the 90th year of the Academy Awards. The award show that’s the most anticipated of them all had a marvelous nominee list this year. Guillermo del Toro, Margot Robbie, Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Timothée Chalamet were part of the nominee list, to name a few.
Like last year, Jimmy Kimmel hosted this year’s Oscars. His opening monologue highlighted many important facts like the rampant sexual harassment faced by many celebrities in the Hollywood industry. He also highlighted how for the first time two of the highest grossing action movies like Wonder Woman and Black Panther were dominated by women and African American respectively. Another important thing that brought to attention by this year’s Academy Award for Best actress winner, Frances McDormand, was ‘Inclusion Rider’. For those who may not know, Inclusion Rider is a clause added to the contract to ensure gender and racial equality.
Jordan Peele is the first African-American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for Get Out and the third African American in 90 years to be nominated for an Oscar in three categories which are, best film, best director and best original screenplay in a debut film. Rachel Morrsion is the first female cinematographer ever to be nominated for an Oscar. She was nominated for her cinematography for Mudbound.
Of the many Hollywood celebrities that the Oscars paid tribute to, beloved and late Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor were two Bollywood who was also paid homage to.
Here are the winners of the 90th Academy Awards:
Best Actress: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney for I, Tonya
Best Actor: Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape Of Water
Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name
Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele for Get out
Best Animated Film: Coco
Best animated short film: Dear Basketball
Best short film: The Silent Girl
Best documentary: Icarus
Best foreign language film: A fantastic Woman