14 things you missed from the 90th Academy Awards
Have you ever wanted to win a jet ski?
Celebrating its 90th run this past Sunday, the Oscars has come and gone. With intriguing outfits, screenplays, and talented people galore, this annual viewing occasion once more delivered a slew of memorable moments. Didn’t watch? No worries! We’ve collected our favorites below:
1. Jimmy Kimmel turned the Oscars into a game show by introducing a Jet Ski prize for the shortest speech (which Mark Bridges won after receiving his Oscar for being Phantom Thread’s costume designer).
2. The live band was actually amazing. Those who watched the Oscars with us couldn’t help but swing to the music they played in between stage transitions and commercial breaks.
3. There were, of course, inspirational Oscar montages that just had to make you appreciate all the years of film a little more.
4. BB8 and other Star Wars characters presented the Oscars for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature.
5. Ansel Elgort awkwardly presented the Oscars for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing (Dunkirk won both, and Baby Driver didn’t). We thought Baby Driver should have at least won a “Best Mixtape” Oscar.
6. Jimmy Kimmel, Gal Gadot, and others surprised nearby moviegoers, who happened to be watching A Wrinkle in Time (hitting theaters this Friday, by the way), with plenty of movie snacks!
7. “Girl, my pinky toe fell off.” — Maya Rudolph to Tiffany Haddish on wearing heels for extended periods of time, whilst carrying their heels in their hands.
8. After The Silent Child won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film, writer Rachel Shenton signed the speech to fulfill a promise she had made.
9. With the #MeToo movement, the Oscars highlighted the forthcoming changes in the film industry, moving towards equality, love, and respect for all.
10. “Remember Me,” which won the Oscar for Best Original Song, was performed at the Oscars. The performance featured Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar and infamous staging from Coco, which also won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
11. Guillermo del Toro won the Oscar for Best Director for his beautiful work in The Shape of Water.
12. For his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
13. Frances McDormand gave a speech championing women’s stories in Hollywood after winning the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her last words: “inclusion rider.”
14. The Shape of Water won Best Picture, bringing this year’s Academy Awards ceremony to a close.