Hollywood’s biggest night has arrived.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony is taking place under the shadows of the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns, and with echoes of last year’s historical Best Picture blunder still lingering, it’s safe to say it’s not the best time in the industry.
The Oscars ceremony, to be hosted again by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, will be the crescendo of one of Hollywood’s most tumultuous awards seasons ever — one that saw cascading allegations of sexual harassment topple movie moguls, upended Oscar campaigns and new movements launched to improve gender equality throughout the industry.
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Just as Seth Meyers did at the Globes, Kimmel will have a particularly steep challenge balancing a night of celebration for a Hollywood still reeling with shame and regret over “open secret” behaviour that for years went unpunished in a largely male-dominated industry. In December, the film academy unveiled its first code of conduct.
While the night’s acting categories are widely expected to go to Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”), the lengthy season hasn’t produced a clear best-picture favourite.
Guillermo del Toro’s monster fable “The Shape of Water” comes in with leading 13 nominations, but many peg Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic revenge drama “Three Billboards” as the front-runner despite the film’s divisiveness among critics. And still, many aren’t counting out Jordan Peele’s horror sensation “Get Out” or Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk”, which is expected to dominate the technical categories.
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The field is made up largely of modest independent film successes except for the box-office phenomenon “Get Out” (US$255 million worldwide after opening on Oscar weekend 2017) and “Dunkirk” (US$255 million).
Find the complete list of the 2018 Oscar nominees below. The winners will be highlighted in bold as the ceremony continues. The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
“Call Me By Your Name”
WINNER: “The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
WINNER: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
WINNER: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”
Best Supporting Actress:
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
WINNER: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
Best Supporting Actor:
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”
WINNER: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Dunkirk”, Christoper Nolan
“Get Out”, Jordan Peele
“Ladybird”, Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread”, Paul Thomas Anderson
WINNER: “The Shape of Water”, Guillermo del Toro
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Foreign Language Film:
WINNER: “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
“The Insult” (Lebanon)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
“The Square” (Sweden)