The most sought night of the globe, the 90th Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars which witnesses the grandeur and glamour of the entire fraternity of cinema, kicked off last night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.The stage was taken over by the Host of the evening, Jimmy Kimmel.
With Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ bagging in four Oscars altogether out of its 13 nominations, including the Best Picture and the Best Director, Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ grabbed three awards for the Best Film Editing, the Best Sound Mixing and the Best Sound Editing and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, winning two Oscars comprising of the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actor out of its seven nominations for the night.
While Gary Oldman won the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award for his stellar act in ‘Darkest Hour’, Frances McDormand took home the Oscar for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her spectacular performance in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. The Best Supporting Actor and the Best Supporting Actress were won by Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and Allison Janney for ‘I, Tonya’ respectively.
The Best Original Song went to Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for the track ‘Remember Me’ fro the movie ‘Coco’ and the Best Original Score to Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Shape of Water’ respectively. In the category of the Best Foreign Language Film, the Oscar was won by ‘A Fantastic Woman’ from Chile.
A memoriam tribute was paid to the late Indian actor Shashi Kapoor and Actress Sridevi whose demise had shook the entire fraternity of cinema.
This year’s Oscar nominations included movies like ‘The Post’ directed by the prominent film-maker Steven Spielberg, ‘Darkest Hour’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘Phantom Thread’ and a few more.
Unlike last year’s infamous error this year’s Academy Awards was a smooth star-studded evening which graced the presence of figures of eminence and awarded the movies of utmost prominence.