“The Shape Of Water” was the best film of 2017. See other winners from the Sunday night.
Whatever we might say about the Oscars, one is certain. We all get excited like little kids before opening the presents. Notwithstanding the fact that it’s all about connections. About having friends in the right circles and throwing parties for the right guests. But enough of that complaining already!
“The Shape Of Water” has won the best picture. Amazing news, great job by The Academy. I think it proves that you cannot be too certain actually. I could see “Three Billboards…” winning from a mile away. But I’m very happy to see Del Toro’s effort to be so appreciated.
This was probably the most predictable season of the Oscars though. Apart this Best Picture and, “Get Out” with Original Screenplay and two Oscars for “Coco”, there was nothing really surprising. Most of the choices were very safe.
I actually wanted something crazy to happen – like “Logan” winning. Wouldn’t that be something to remember?
The biggest loser is definitely Christopher Nolan and his impressive war epic “Dunkirk” (it was this year’s “Mad Max: Fury Road”, winning in many technical categories).
The acting categories were left without a shade of unpredictability – Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell.
You know what’s best? Roger Deakins FINALLY getting the Oscar for “Blade Runner 2049”.
Here’s a list of the winners of the Oscars in 2018.
Best Picture: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”
Best Director: “The Shape Of Water” Guillermo Del Toro
Best Actor: Gary Oldman, “The Darkest Hour”
Best Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out,” Jordan Peele
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
Best Documentary Feature: “Icarus,” Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
Best Animated Feature: “Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Best Foreign Language Feature: “A Fantastic Woman”
Best Documentary – Short Subject: “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” Frank Stiefel
Live Action Short Film: “The Silent Child,” Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
Best Original Score: “The Shape Of Water”, Alexander Desplat
Best Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049”, Roger Deakins
Best Sound Editing: “Dunkirk,” Alex Gibson, Richard King
Best Original Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Best Sound Mixing: “Dunkirk,” Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
Best Animated Short Film: “Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
Best Makeup And Hairstyles: “Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
Best Production Design: “The Shape of Water,” Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
Best Costume Design: “Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges
Best Film Editing: “Dunkirk,” Lee Smith
Best Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049,” John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer