2018 Academy Award Winners




I made a new Awards Coverage banner but I wanted to see Saoirse and Greta one last time too.

#WakandaForver

Another Oscar season in the bag! Truth be told, Kimmel wasn't the greatest host and since the winners were so predictable this year it ended up being kind of boring. Plus they did another cringey "surprising real people!" bit. How did I do with my picks? 17/24. I missed Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Animated Short, Doc, Editing, Live Action Short, and Foreign Film. Here are a list of the nominees. The winners are in blue. 

Best Picture
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I knew as soon as Three Billboards lost Screenplay that they were in trouble. I liked The Shape of Water quite a bit but it was nowhere near my favorite of the nominees. Three Billboards would've made a far better winner. 


Best Lead Actor
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. This was the dullest win of the night. Chalamet and Kaluuya were far better in their roles and I would've rather seen one of them win. 


Best Lead Actress
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
You all know how much I wanted Saoirse to win this. Frances did give a great performance, and her speech ended on a high note. 

Yaaaaaaassssssssssss

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”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
One of my favorite wins of the night. It's about damn time. 

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
Janney did make me laugh when she started her speech with "I did it all by myself."


Best Director
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro
I love Guillermo but this was another one that underwhelmed me. It would've meant more had Nolan, Gerwig, or Peele won. 


Best Animated Feature
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent


Best Live Action Short
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us
I guessed DeKalb Elementary. I really liked how one of the winners signed her speech for the deaf child that starred in their film. That was a lovely touch. 


Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly’s Game
Mudbound
The Disaster Artist should've won, but nothing stood a chance against CMBYN

The man who wrote "Hingle McCringleberry" is an Oscar winner.

Best Original Screenplay
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,
I thought Three Billboards would take this but I am SO glad Peele did. He truly had the most original screenplay of the year. 


Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water
FINALLY. Finally Roger Deakins is an Oscar winner. This should've been his 5th win. He was so overdue. 


Best Documentary Feature
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Icarus
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island
Keep in mind I didn't see Faces Places and Abacus, but based on the other three Icarus winning is some serious fuckery. I found it to be boring and it had no heart like Last Men in Aleppo and Strong Island did. I was hoping Strong Island would come through. 


Best Documentary Short Subject
Edith+Eddie
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop


Best Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes
Academy Aaward Winner Kobe Bryant. Wow. What a world we live in.


Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Square” (Sweden)
I haven't seen A Fantastic Woman yet, but I look forward to watching it. 


For no reason other than Greta wore my favorite dress and Timothee is always happy

Best Film Editing
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
This surprised me because I thought Baby Driver would win, and instead they got completely shut out. 


Sound Editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi



Best Sound Mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I'm happy that Dunkirk took home both sound (and editing!) awards. I wish it won more. 

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water


Best Original Score
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri



Best Original Song
Mighty River - Mudbound
Mystery of Love - Call Me by Your Name
Remember Me - Coco
Stand Up for Something - Marshall
This Is Me - The Greatest Showman



Makeup and Hair
Darkest Hour
Victoria and Abdul
Wonder
You know what should've been nominated and won? It. 


I'm going to be getting a lot of use out of this gif. 

Best Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria and Abdul
Thank God Phantom Thread won and not Beauty and the Beast. 

Best Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island,
War For the Planet of the Apes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I predicted this correctly, but really, fuck everyone who didn't vote for War for the Planet of the Apes. The fact that the Apes reboots didn't win a single Oscar for the VFX leads me to believe that half of the people voting are only looking for pretty colors. I acknowledge the VFX in Blade Runner is great, but it's not POTA. 

8 comments:

  1. Roger Deakins.... ABOUT FUCKIN' TIME!!!!!!

    My mother really wants to see The Silent Child. I'm sad that War for the Planet of the Apes didn't win as I knew you wanted it to win but I'm just happy Blade Runner 2049 got at least something.

    I personally was hoping for Dunkirk and Christopher Nolan to win the top prizes but I'm happy Guillermo won and got to be side-by-side with Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel.

    I'm fucking happy that Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney won. I'm happy for A Fantastic Woman which I really want to see. I personally wanted Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Hawkins to win but both Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand made good speeches.

    Jordan Peele won, FUCK YEAH! My mother also wants to see Coco. Plus, what the fuck was that awful song from The Greatest Showman? Seriously, that shit is awful. And so is that song from Marshall. Fuck Diane Warren.

    Yes to Mark Bridges as the costume designer who wins the jetski. They should do that more as it gives Oscar winners a chance to win something more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Best Song category was not very strong this year. I don't mind This Is Me, but it wasnt the best song on their soundtrack. Marshall and Mudbound had the catchiest songs to me.

      SO happy for Deakins, but still salty about POTA not winning. lol

      Delete
  2. Well, you know that I am over the moon Gary Oldman won because I love this movie...hahahaa. I can imagine you roll your eyes and saying .?NOoooooo. Hahahaa. I only got 14 but I am happy Frances won and her speech was ok but she was a bit scary to me with her freaky laughter. It made me wonder if s(e carries a knife in her purse ( I lived with a gal who did this and she was one crazy psycho). I am also over the moon that Sam Rockwell won and he deserves it because he made a ugly character human and likeable. I did guess Get Out would win because, it reminded me of what Quinton Tarantino said, that he knew he would never win for Best Picture but he had a shot in screenplay and won. I still have to see Get Out but I figure they would win there. WTF was with Jane Fonda?? She was out of breath and seemed pissed almost thatbshe had to share screen time with Helen Mirren whom I love. I am glad that man won for Blade Runner but he gets my “What drug is he on” win because, even though he so7nded great, he was so fidgety, touching his nose a lot etc... that it reminded me of the coke heads I sometimes see at my work. I loved Ashley Judd and the other 2 gals...Selma Hayek and....shit can’t remember her name which is bad of me because they showed emotion, hope and triumph. Love Gretzky dress but my favourite is Jennifer Garner’s. I agree that Jimmy Kimmel was ok, not great but ok and I dislike it when he takes everyone on a trip to shoot hotdogs to the regular audience....who cares! I would rather that they shoot me a designer dress:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Deakins just seemed excited to me, probably because he finally won after getting robbed so much.

      Delete
  3. Nice recap! Frances speech was great, but I can't wait for the day that Saoirse wins. She definitely deserves it. I was happy Jordan snagged Original Screenplay. As much as The Shape of Water was pretty good, it was a little underwhelming that it won the bigger prizes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was too. I would've rather had others win. I look forward to the day Saoirse finally nabs one too. She's amazing.

      Delete
  4. Del Toro seems like a nice dude but him winning over Nolan and treating him like he is overdue or something is incomprehensible to me.

    I hope they get Gervais next year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I can't be mad at Del Toro winning I just liked the others better. Esp for this movie, had he won for Pan's Labyrinth I wouldn't have said a thing.

      Delete

If you're reading this sentence you should probably leave a comment.