Oscars Wrap Up

The 90th editions of the Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LA, California on March 4. This edition was postponed so as to avoid any conflict with the dates of PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the second consecutive year making him the first to do so since Billy Crystal in 1997-98.

The Shape of Water lead the nominations with 13 of those in the bags, followed by Nolan’s Magnum Opus Dunkirk with 8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was a close third with 7 nominations.

The following is the wrap-up of the Oscars 2018.

  1. Best documentary short: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  2. Best live action short: Winner: The Silent Child
  3. Best animated short: Winner: Dear Basketball
  4. Best sound mixing: Dunkirk – Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A Rizzo
  5. Best film editing Winner: Dunkirk – Lee Smith
  6. Best make-up and hairstyling: Darkest Hour – Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski & Lucy Sibbick
  7. Best costume design: Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges
  8. Best cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins
  9. Best documentary feature: Icarus
  10. Best animated feature: Coco
  11. Best original score: The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
  12. Best original song: Remember Me – Coco (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
  13. Best foreign language film: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
  14. Best original screenplay: Get Out – written by Jordan Peele
  15. Best adapted screenplay: Call Me By Your Name – screenplay by James Ivory
  16. Best director: The Shape of Water – Guillermo Del Toro
  17. Best supporting actor: Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  18. Best supporting actress: Allison Janney – I, Tonya
  19. Best actor: Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  20. Best actress: Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  21. Best picture: The Shape of Water


  1. James Ivory – At the age of 89, he became the oldest man to be nominated for a competitive Academy Award (Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name), and the oldest person to win a competitive Academy Award
  2. Rachel Morrison – Became the first woman in Academy Award history to be nominated for Best Cinematography, for Mudbound.
  3. Yance Ford – With his Best Documentary Feature nomination for Strong Island, he is the first openly transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award
  4. Jordan Peele: With his win for Best Original Screenplay, he became the first black screenwriter to win in that category
  5. Meryl Streep – With her twenty-first nomination for Best Actress nomination in The Post, she broke her own record for the most-nominated actor/actress of all time
  6. Agnès Varda – At the age of 89, became the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Academy Award (Best Documentary Feature for Faces Places)
  7. Denzel Washington – With his nomination for Roman J. Israel, Esq., he is now the most honored black actor.
  8. John Williams – With his fifty-first nomination, he broke his own record for the most-nominated living individual (Best Original Score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
  9. Kobe Brynt was awarded an Oscar for the short animated feature Dear Basketball


By –

Ritwik P. Srivastava

NLIU Bhopal

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