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2018 Academy Award Winners

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Michael Baker / A.M.P.A.S.

The  90th annual Academy Awards were given out yesterday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood. It was televised live on ABC and was hosted again this year by Jimmy Kimmel. He did a decent job, but his monologue was not memorable, and the stunt of the year was him gathering several celebrities to crash an advance showing of A Wrinkle in Time at the iconic Chinese 6 Theatres.

The Shape of Water did the best by securing statues for Best Picture, Director, Production Design, and Original Score (it was up for 13 awards). Even though there were some hoping for Get Out to take home Best Picture, it was always a long shot. That movie did get the nod for Original Screenplay, so it wasn't shut out (likely avoiding a backlash against the awards by ardent fans).

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway returned to hand out the Best Picture award, perhaps as a chance at redemption for the gaffe last year, when they accidentally announced that La La Land had won for Best Picture, but the acceptance speeches were interrupted by the news that the actual winner was Moonlight.

Sam Rockwell seemed genuinely surprised and pleased when he won for his supporting role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It was especially nice to see Roger Deakins finally get an Oscar as Directory of Photography for Blade Runner 2049. He's been nominated 14 times (including this year) and it was good to see him get his due.

The highlight of the evening was probably Frances McDormand's acceptance speech for Best Actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, where she asked all the female nominees for all awards to stand and be recognized by any decision-makers watching, saying that they each have stories to tell, and it would be a good idea to ask about them. She sent search engines ablaze when she finished her speech with a plea for "inclusion riders" on all future contracts (they appear to require diversity in casting and crew in movie productions).

Academy Award Winners

Below is a list of the winners and their awards. For a full list of nominees, please see our articles that list the nominees by category and the nominations by movie.

Some of these movies are playing in theaters, while some have already made it to home video. Winning and being nominated often causes some of them to make a return appearance, so head over to the Academy Award® Winners and Nominees page to see where and when they're playing!

Academy Award Winners
Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049 Visual Effects, Cinematography
Call Me by Your Name Call Me by Your Name Adapted Screenplay
Coco Coco Animated Feature Film, Original Song
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Actor (Gary Oldman)
Dear Basketball Animated Short Film
Dunkirk Dunkirk Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing
A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantastica) A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantastica) Foreign Language Film
Get Out Get Out Original Screenplay
I, Tonya I, Tonya Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney)
Icarus Icarus Documentary Feature
Phantom Thread Phantom Thread Costume Design
The Shape of Water The Shape of Water Production Design, Original Score, Director, Best Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Actress (Frances McDormand)

Photo above by Michael Baker / A.M.P.A.S. -- Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney and Gary Oldman pose backstage during the live ABC Telecast of The 90th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

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Mar 6, 2018 - George Jobson VIP Member

I want you to know that I predicted 20 of the 25. I stop filling out the Oscar ballot for Celebration Cinema, because if I'm among the winner, i had to go to Grand Rapids and I haven't been there in years. I fill out the Oscar ballot for Goodrich Quality Theaters. I expect to hear from them in a few days, or I won't. I'm looking forward in seeing "The Shape of Water," hopefully in a few weeks.  

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