"A film that's up for 13 Oscars is 'The Shape of Water, ' written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, a wonderful man. and thanks to Guillermo, we will always remember this year as the year men screwed up so badly, women started dating fish".
"I have 35 years in the business now and worked in Toronto nearly exclusively, so I've worked with and watched the business grow in Toronto and go from children's television to Academy Award-winning films", said Melvin, who is based in Toronto.
Benj Pasek, who won the Oscar a year ago for best Original Song for "La La Land", failed to follow up in the same category for "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman", although his song became the unofficial anthem of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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"This is the home stretch", said Kimmel as best picture hoved into view, at which point, "nothing could possibly go wrong".More news: Derby student arrested after a weapon found on school property
Frances McDormand won best actor (female) award for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". Last year's Oscars reached 33 million viewers. "I want to dedicate this to all the people who raise my voice and let me make this movie", Peele said. Yes, we are told, it is not the Academy that is to blame for extending our fun Sunday night TV event into a miserable Monday morning TV ordeal.
You never know how these things are going to go, but Jimmy Kimmel sure did things right with his opening monologue this year at the Oscars! Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.
"To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you".
While there have been some signs of progress, Sunday's results affirm what Annabella Sciorra said on the Oscars stage: "The journey ahead is long, but slowly a new path has emerged". How do you celebrate the achievements of actors, cinematographers, sound engineers, costume designers and directors while acknowledging this pivotal political moment? Unlike, say, Washington, D.C., Hollywood in recent years, or anyway months, has become a community where there are consequences not just to bad action but to inaction. Those were the minutes when the top awards for acting and movie were announced. He and Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro G. Inarritu have made a lasting and permanent imprint on American film, showing a rigid studio system what flexibility is also possible within that system.
The Oscars have for years rewarded smaller, more prestigious movies instead of the blockbusters that draw big audiences. For even after the disclosure of sexual assault in Hollywood by the likes of Weinstein, Kobe Bryant - a man with a past rape allegation that was later dropped - was awarded with an Oscar for his short film Dear Basketball.