We all love getting recognition for things that we’ve done well, which is why I’ve just got everyone in the office to clap at the fact that I’ve already eaten two donuts today and have room for about 58 more (yep, feel free to also be impressed). Although we bet Hollywood actors and actresses pay some poor soul to make them feel good about themselves every now and then, there are dedicated evenings that recognize the hard work and talent that goes into making movies, and the hard work that goes into persuading us to spend our last $20 on a movie ticket and two buckets of popcorn (#NoRegrets). Of course, we’re talking about the Oscars!
Last night, the 90th Academy Award ceremony took place, and what a darn tootin’ night it was. From political statement and some pretty epic outfits, to Emma Watson’s brand new tattoo that we really hope is temporary because of the disastrous spelling mistake, and some pretty cool winners. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, the awards ceremony was a night not to be missed – except by us, because our invitation apparently got lost in the mail. Don’t worry, though, we’ve written a strongly worded letter to Oscar himself (is he a person?) to ensure that we’re top of the guestlist next year. Nevertheless, we do know who lucked out and who just missed the mark at last nights’ event, and it’s safe to say that some of our favorite actors and movies won big at the Oscars. Y’know, it’s almost like we know a thing or two about movies (*wink*)
For what seems like the past 687 years, we’ve been banging on about Guillermo Del Toro’s newest movie; The Shape of Water. After winning multiple awards at the Golden Globes this year, critics everywhere predicted that Guillermo would be looking for another shelf after the Academy Awards – because it was pretty much a given that he would be walking away with AT LEAST one award. Well, it seems we were all right, because The Shape of Water was the big winner last night with a whopping four Oscar Awards to its name. Doesn’t get much better than that, does it, really?
Alongside Guillermo Del Toro and The Shape of Water, there were a few other big names on the stage. Frances McDormand took home the Best Actress Award for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Gary Oldman (we love you, Padfoot) won the Best Actor Award for his role as Winston Churchill in the WW2 movie, Darkest Hour. As if that wasn’t cool enough, our favorite Blade Runner 2049 walked away with the Best Cinematography Award, and Allison Janney took home the Best Supporting Actress Award for her appearance alongside Margot Robbie in I, Tonya. Well, we hate to say we told you so, but we reckon you should listen to us a bit more. We know what we’re talking about, y’know. Okay, maybe not all of the time…