Oscars 2018


The March 4 celebration of the 90th Oscars Ceremony proved fruitful for Guillermo del Toro. The director, producer, and screen writer took home more than one of the prestigious Oscars for his newest film “The Shape of Water.”

In 2016, the Oscars were boycotted by several movie stars for their inability to nominate and recognize people of color for their accomplishments. But this year was different.

A Mexican director, delToro was able to secure the Oscar for Best Director for his movie, “The Shape of Water.” The Oscars also named Jordan Peele, creator of the thrilling and hypnotizing movie “Get Out,” as the winner for Best Original Screenplay. Peele is the first African American to secure this award.

The Oscars also featured Daniela Vega, who became the first transgender actor to present an award, as well as James Ivory, who became the oldest Oscar winner ever for his work on “Call Me by Your Name.” Ivory is 89.

All of these awesome moments made the 90th Oscars Ceremony one for the history books.

“The Shape of Water” took home the Best Picture, Score, and Production Design awards.

“In the last 25 years, I’ve been living in a country all its own. Part of it is here, part of it is Europe, part of it is everywhere.” del Toro said in his acceptance speech. “I think the greatest thing that does, and our industry does is erase the line in the sand. We should continue doing that, when the world tells us to make it deeper.”

His comments were a nod to the heightened political discussion on the topic of immigration. An immigrant himself, del Toro was proud to accept his award for a movie that itself talks about blurring the lines through the story of a romance between a woman and a fish-man.

If it weren’t for del Toro’s win as Best Director of the film, “Dunkirk” would have been pretty evenly matched with “The Shape of Water.” The film, which depicts the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II,secured wins in the categories of Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.

Another notable win was taken home by creators of the animated motion picture “Coco” which follows one boy’s trek through the afterlife. The movie took home an Oscar for its song “Remember Me” and one for Best Animated Feature. It is only the third animated picture to win for a song with its predecessors being music from Frozen and Toy Story 3.

Other winners included “Icarus” for Documentary Feature; “Darkest Hour” for Makeup and Hairstyling; “Phantom Thread” for Costume Design; “Blade Runner 2049” for Cinematography and Visual Effects; “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405” for Documentary Short; “The Silent Child” for Live Action Short; “Dear Basketball” for Animated Short; and “A Fantastic Woman” for Foreign Language Film.

Allison Janney won the Supporting Actress award for her role in “I, Tonya”; Sam Rockwell won best Supporting Actor in his role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and his co-star Frances McDormand won best Actress for her role; and best Actor went to Gary Oldman for his performance in “Darkest Hour.”

Let’s take a deeper look inside the lives of some of the 90th Oscar winners!



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