The Oscars 2018 – Winners

Frances McDormand’s speech was surely the highlight of a memorable evening at the 90th Academy Awards and many worthy winners took Oscar home with them. Did you read my winners predictions? Oscar Winners Predictions

The star-studded evening avoided any unfortunate repeats of last year’s envelope-gate and I was mostly unsurprised by the chosen winners, except for Best Picture – which I’ll discuss later! However, I must take this opportunity to gush about the fantastic win for The Silent Child – kudos to Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton (who incidentally are from the midlands!).

Here are a few of my personal highlights from an amazing show…

Frances McDormand

The video above speaks for itself, I knew Frances would win Best Actress – she’s hot property and as an actor she’s pure dynamite. Her acceptance speech was empowering, enlightening and packed a punch. When she invited all female nominees to stand with her I choked up. Of course in these situations you can always rely on Meryl Streep to lead the pack. Oscar definitely needed to join this wonder of a human being, it’s her second Oscar and I wholly anticipate she’ll make the hat trick in the not too distant future.

Allison Janney

There’s a female led theme with my highlights, however having personally witnessed Allison Janney’s stand-out performance in I, Tonya – I know she was the right winner. I love that she began the speech with “I did it all by myself” her comic timing is definitely one of the many, many reasons that she had an Oscar to take home. I can do nothing more but applaud such a talented woman. Her performance alone is one of the top reasons I want to watch I, Tonya again.

Gary Oldman

He already bagged a BAFTA for Best Actor, however I doubted whether the Oscar would be his, even though I believed it belonged with this exceptional gent. Mum’s got the kettle on for Oscar in the Oldman house and the award is with its rightful owner. Oldman as Churchill is one of the most remarkable transformations, on every level.

The Silent Child

What an amazing achievement for the team behind this ground-breaking and hugely important film. Rachael Shenton is familiar to me from Channel Four’s Hollyoaks. of course. She signed her speech especially for her young co-star, I have nothing but admiration. I’m sure this is only the start for Shenton and Overton.

Photo Credit: Hello Magazine

The Shape of Water

This was not a winner I had considered, with three other awards in the bag it was certainly on a winning streak. I incorrectly surmised that the lack of Best Actor, Actress or Supporting Actor or Actress awards dished out in the direction of this film meant that it wasn’t on track to take the Oscar home. It’s by no means my favourite film from amongst the short-list and will remain the biggest surprise of the night as far as my views are concerned.

The full list of winners can be found below:

Best supporting actor

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER!
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best makeup and hair

Darkest Hour – WINNER!
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Best costume design

Phantom Thread – WINNER!
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

Best documentary

Icarus – WINNER!
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces, Places (Visages, Villages)
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best sound editing

Dunkirk – WINNER!
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best sound mixing

Dunkirk – WINNER!
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best production design

The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk

Best foreign language film

A Fantastic Woman – WINNER!
The Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER!
Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best animated short

Dear Basketball – WINNER!
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Best animated film

Coco – WINNER!
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best visual effects

Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best editing

Dunkirk – WINNER!
Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best documentary short

Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – WINNER!
Edith+Eddie
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best live action short

The Silent Child – WINNER!
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
Watu Wote/All of Us

Best adapted screenplay

Call Me by Your Name – WINNER!
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly’s Game
Mudbound

Best original screenplay

Get Out – WINNER!
The Big Sick
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best cinematography

Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER!
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

Best score

The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best song

Remember Me, Coco – WINNER!
Mighty River, Mudbound
The Mystery of Love, Call Me by Your Name
Stand Up for Something, Marshall
This Is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best actor

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER!
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best actress

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER!
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Best picture

The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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