Oscars: The Good The Bad & The Ugly
It was a very good year for women, for fish and for non-pros next door in a multiplex theater. Not such a good year for high-speed water conveyances, set design and big-box shop shipping containers. Here are some of the high/medium/low moments of Oscars90.
JIMMY KIMMEL ACCURATELY FORECASTS THE SHAPE OF WATER HAD TO WIN BEST PICTURE IN #METOO YEAR
"Congratulations, I'm very happy for Guillermo [del Toro]. You made a beautiful movie. And thanks to Guillermo, we will always… Read
Frances McDormand And #InclusionRider Go Viral After Oscar Speech – Reactions
Best Actress Oscar winner Frances McDormand did very little campaigning for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri during awards season, preferring to let the work speak for itself. But she had two powerful words that were heard round the world on Oscar night: “Inclusion Rider.”
A reference to a clause that allows actors to contractually demand 50% diversity on set, it set the internet ablaze as Oscar watchers searched for the term's meaning and as folks reacted on… Read
History-Making Oscar Winner Jordan Peele On The “Renaissance” Of Black Filmmaking: Backstage Video
Jordan Peele expanded on his poignant onstage speech Sunday after he became the first African American to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his genre-bending social thriller Get Out. “It's a renaissance,” Peele said backstage at the Dolby Theatre about being part of this new movement in black filmmaking. “I almost never became a director because there was a shortage of role models — there was Spike Lee, (John) Singleton and others.”
He added, “I am so proud to be… Read
Oscars TV Review: Jimmy Kimmel Ignores Trump, Hollywood Survives Just Fine
Hollywood put Donald Trump aside for the night, and the Oscars didn’t miss him a bit.
Jimmy Kimmel, hosting for the second consecutive year and as smooth an emcee as exists on today’s awards landscape, didn’t exactly ignore Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein or any of the other dark shadows over Hollywood, but he didn’t let them cast much of a pall, either.
Trump, in particular, might have expected considerable more abuse, based on Kimmel’s nightly show – or any nightly show… Read
Facebook Names Top Five Most Talked-About Oscars Moments
Social media was alive and kicking during the 90th Academy Awards, as the global online community closely followed the broadcast and streaming action. Facebook Watch streamed The Oscars: All Access, Red Carpet and Backstage on The Academy show page.
The Top 5 most talked-about moments on Facebook related to the Academy Awards:
1. The Shape of Water wins Best Picture
2. Gary Oldman wins Best Actor
3. Frances McDormand accepts Best Actress and asks all fellow female… Read
Oscars Scorecard: Wins By Film & Studio
Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water led all films with four wins at the 90th annual Academy Awards tonight, and its distributor Fox Searchlight took the studio crown with six, having also grabbed two statuettes for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Only six movies won multiple Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Here is the scorecard for wins by film, followed by studio wins:
The Shape of Water: 4
Blade Runner 2049: 2
Oscars: Best Actress Winner Frances McDormand Calls For Inclusion Riders, Gets Female Nominees To Their Feet At The Dolby
UPDATE, with backstage comments: Frances McDormand scored her second Best Actress Oscar tonight, winning for her no-holds-barred portrayal of Mildred Hayes in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The star also brought the Dolby to its feet and stumped for so-called “inclusion riders,” clauses in an actor’s contract that ensure gender and racial equality in hiring on movie sets. The hashtag #inclusionrider immediately gained a rousing Twitter… Read
Oscars Backstage Reaction: Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Guillermo Del Toro, Sam Rockwell, Kobe Bryant, More
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Backstage, first-time supporting actress Oscar winner Allison Janney for I Tonya shared her disbelief that this moment would come to light. “I didn't dare to dream of things like this because I didn't want to be disappointed. At a certain point, I had given up thinking this would happen for me because I wasn't getting the kind of roles in films that would give me attention like this.” She gave a nod to the film’s screenwriter for creating the… Read
Guillermo Del Toro On Best Picture Win For ‘Shape Of Water’: “Growing Up In Mexico, I Thought This Could Never Happen”
UPDATED with video: Guillermo del Toro, whose movie The Shape of Water earned a leading four Oscars tonight, including Best Picture and Director, said that when he was a kid “growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen. It happens. And I want to tell you, everyone who is dreaming of a parable of using genre fantasy to tell the things that are real in the world today, you can do this. This is a door. Kick it open and come in.”
The Shape of Water is about a… Read
Deadline’s Oscar Live Blog: How It All Went Down
The 90th Oscars arrived and along with it came Deadline’s irreverent annual live blog, which broke down the night that culminated with Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water winning the Best Picture, after del Toro won Best Director of the film that had a leading 13 nominations coming into the night at the Dolby Theatre.
The night did answer several pressing questions, most specifically: Jimmy Kimmel and producers Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd did finish in triumph this… Read
Oscars: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Best Picture – The Complete Winners List
The Shape of Water won Best Picture tonight at the 90th annual Academy Awards, and Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for The Shape of Water, his first Oscar win in four noms. It led all films tonight with four Oscars.
In an unusual twist, only six films won multiple trophies tonight, led by Shape of Water, followed by Dunkirk with three and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Blade Runner 2049, Coco and Darkest Hour with two apiece.
The acting awards went as… Read
Gary Oldman Wraps Run As Wire-To-Wire Favorite With Oscar Best Actor Win
UPDATED with videos: Gary Oldman wrapped up a wall-to-wall run as the Oscar favorite for Best Actor with a victory for playing Winston Churchill in Focus Features’ Darkest Hour on Sunday at the 90th Academy Awards. It was his first Oscar after being nominated only once before — for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2012.
Goldman spent more than 200 hours in the makeup chair to become the iconic British Prime Minister, saying it this was his most physically challenging role of… Read