Jordan Peele, Guillermo del Toro Make History As The Oscars’ Big Winners
The Shape of Water and Get Out were the night’s big winner as Guillermo del Toro and Jordan Peele made history with first-time wins.
Last night, March 4, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed us to the historic and highly-anticipated 90th Academy Awards. As a viewing public, we knew that the landmark evening would make history, but we weren’t ready for just how many first-time awards would be handed out. With Kimmel’s penchant for shock-and-awe, his opening monologue included biting, Time’s Up-inspired jokes with goofy moments (such as the jet ski grand prize giveaway with Helen Mirren as a game show girl).
With projects and names such as Dunkirk, Lady Bird, Gary Oldman and Nicole Kidman on the nominee’s list — many expected some of the people’s choices to be lost in the sauce. But that was not to be so, as The Shape of Water, a personal favorite to win “Best Picture,” did as much as its creator and director, Guillermo del Toro took home his first of two Oscars for best picture and director.
The night’s biggest and most welcomed surprise was when Jordan Peele, the box office behemoth whose Get Out took Hollywood by storm, won his first Oscar for “Best Original Screenplay”. This made him the first black screenwriter to ever hold the distinction and as he made his way up to the podium, Hollywood took note of the historic moment by giving Peele a standing ovation. When he finally delivered his heartfelt speech, Peele highlighted how many times he had almost abandoned the project that ended up winning him his first Oscar.
All in all, the 90th Academy Awards proved that the shift in behavior and culture within Hollywood is actually happening and its stars, creators and crew are ready to do the work for more inclusion, diversity and equality.
Below, find a list of all the night’s winners, and share your favorite films and moments with us on Twitter @Okayplayer.
Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”
Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Original Screenplay: “Get Out”
Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name”
Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman”
Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049”
Film Editing: “Dunkirk”
Animated Short: “Dear Basketball”
Live Action Short: “The Silent Child”
Documentary Short: “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
Score: “The Shape of Water”
Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”
Production Design: “The Shape of Water”
Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049”
Costume Design: “Phantom Thread”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Darkest Hour”
Documentary Feature: “Icarus”
Sound Editing: “Dunkirk”
Sound Mixing: “Dunkirk”