Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Academy Awards, which is celebrating its 90th year, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
The Oscars air live on ABC beginning at 8 pm. We’ll be live blogging all the winners right here.
This year, the Oscars host left lunch boxes with snacks under every seat at the Dolby Theater. The boxes contained chips, a snack bar, gummy bears, a Listerine pocket pack, and note from Kimmel that read, “It wouldn’t be right to make you sit through this without snacks. Please don’t throw them at me.” Furthermore, a donation was made to the
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for each box.
The show opens with a black and white vintage look. It’s the 40s again, as the stars are introduced Walter Winchell style, along with snarky asides about those conservative days and “Godless Hollywood Elites.”
Host Jimmy Kimmel enters the stage. “Tonight if you hear your name called? Don’t get up right away,” says Jimmy. Mentions that last year’s accountants made “comedy on their own…and it was hilarious.” Jimmy mentions that Oscar is 90 years old. “He’s probably at home watching FOX news.” Har. Oscar is beloved because he keeps his hands where we can see them and best of all…no penis. He mentions that Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Academy. He mentions #MeToo and #TimesUp and how important their work is. He urges everyone to pay attention. He calls the success of Black Panther one of this year’s positive stories. He jokes about how only last year, execs were saying minorities and women could never lead a superhero movie . Only 11% of women are directors. He moves on to how unfair it is that Michelle Williams was paid so little vs Mark Wahlberg for the same movie, same work. And they had the same agent! “If you can’t trust your agent, who can you trust?” About Get Out “Trump said the best first 3 quarters of a movie ever!” Timothee Chalamet is missing “Paw Patrol today.” Then a joke about making movies like Call Me By Your Name only to upset Vice President Mike Pence.
Jimmy encourages the winners to say whatever they want. BUT KEEP IT SHORT. Whoever delivers the shortest speech will win…a brand new Jet Ski. Game show style.
Time to hand out some awards! Best supporting actor. But first a montage of terrific supporting performances. Viola Davis takes the stage. And the Oscar goes to Sam Rockwell for 3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri. He tells a cute story of his dad taking him out of school under very false pretenses to spend the afternoon watching movies. That’s where he got his love of film. He dedicates his award to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer are here to present Makeup and Hairstyling to Darkest Hour. The winners give kudos to Gary Oldman, whom they completely transformed into Winston Churchill. “This is a dream come true for all of us.
It’s Eva Marie Saint! Preceded by a clip from On The Waterfront. She lost her husband last year. “I’m older than the academy!” she admits. She looks incredible. She and Jeffrey Hayden were married from 1951 til his death in 2016! She tells an awesome story about costume designer, Edith Head, before handing the Costume and Design award to Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread.
Jimmy jokes that Black Panther is doing so well, it’s the favorite to not do well next year.
Laura Dern and Greta Gerwig present the Documentary award to Icarus. Winners Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogen are euphoric! Before presenting, Laura congratulates her on being nominated in the director category.
Taraji P. Henson is up next, She introduces the first performance of the night. Mary J. Blige sings “Mighty River” from Mudbound. She’s nominated for TWO awards. Best song (she co-wrote “Mighty River”) and Best Supporting Actress for Mudbound. Here comes the gospel choir. Gotta have that. Also mighty? Miss Mary J.!
After a break, we’re back with a super-cool montage of great movies. It’s a celebration of 90 years of going to the movies! That was awesome. Jimmy reads the first joke told at the first Oscars. “Christopher Plummer is the youngest Oscar winner.”
Ansel Elgort and Eiza Gonzalez presents Sound Editing to Dunkirk. That movie with Harry Styles in it? That one.
UPDATE: Sorry. I’m having internet issues tonight. Shape of Water won production design.
Kumail Nanjiani and Lupita_Nyongo before introducing the next thing: “To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you.”
The next nominee for Original Song is “Remember Me” from Coco. Three performers from the movie soundtrack perform the song, including Miguel. He’s the one who can sing. Well, maybe not. Eugenio Derbez introduces the song that “pulls a 12-year-old Mexican boy from the land of the living across the border to the land of the dead…in the afterworld there are no walls.”
And Jimmy tries to buy pot from Steven Spielberg.
Jimmy Kimmel sweetens the short speech pot: A trip to someplace really horrible.
He introduces EGOT winner Rita Moreno. She’s wearing the EXACT SAME DRESS she wore in 1962 when she won best supporting actress for West Side Story. AMAZING. She presents Foreign Language Film to A Fantastic Woman from Chile.
Last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner, Mahershala Ali presents Supporting Actress to Allison Janney for I Tonya. WOOT. She was favored to win.
Next, the stars from Star Wars: The Last Jedi will take the stage. But first Jimmy and his 9 year old self engage in a little banter. “I know where you hide the magazines you little bastard,” Jimmy says before little Jimmy mistakes him for 50 instead of 60.
After the introduction, Mark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran and…BB8 and present the Animated Short award. “Don’t say La La Land, Don’t Say La La Land” Hamill says before he presents the award to Dear Basketball by Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant. “Basketball players are supposed to shut up and dribble, but I’m glad we do more than that,” Kobe says. They also present Animated Feature Film to Coco. Big cheers for Mexico! “Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters,” one of the winners says.
Danielle Vega is next. Can you feel love? She asks before introducing the 3rd nominated song, from Call Me By Your Name. Composer Sufjan Stevens performs “Mystery of Love.”
Gina Rodriguez and Tom Holland present the Visual Effects award to Blade Runner 2049
Here comes Matthew McConaughey who presents the Film Editing award to Lee Smith from Dunkirk.
Oh. Jimmy is playing another regular people prank. He picks a bunch of stars, Ansel Elgort, Mark Hamill, Emily Blunt, Armie Hammer, Margot Robbie, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Gal Gadot and some others head out of the theater to surprise folks sitting in the theater next door watching a sneak peek of A Wrinkle in Time. Supposedly they have no idea they are part of a prank.
The stars bring snacks! They plan to shoot hot dogs out of a cannon. The crowd over at the Oscars yell THANK YOU to the crowd of movie goers. It’s mayhem as hot dogs fly everywhere. A dude named Mike with a funky beard makes the next introduction. He stumbles badly over the names.
Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph enter the stage barefoot. “My pinky toe fell off!” says Maya. They make jokes about Oscars maybe being too black now. But Tiffany says don’t worry. THERE ARE PLENTY OF WHITE PEOPLE BACKSTAGE. First, they present Documentary Short Subject to Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405. Next, is Live Action Short Film. And the Oscar goes to Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton for The Silent Child. She signs her thank you speech–the film is about a young girl who is deaf “born into silence.”
Dave Chappelle has arrived “Thank you for that smattering of applause.” He’s here to introduce the next nominated song. Andra Day and Common perform “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall. Ten activists were invited to join the stage with them. Oop. Common throws a major diss at Trump. “We stand up for dreamers, we stand up for immigrants, we stand up, stand up for what you believe in,” raps Common.
Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek. What do they have in common? They spoke their truth about Harvey Weinstein. They shout out for #TimesUp. “It’s nice to see all of you again,” says Sciorra. “It’s been awhile.” All three are so emotional. They introduce a clip the features work that exposes hypocrisy, featuring minorities and women. “The status quo doesn’t need to be the status quo anymore.”
Chadwick Boseman and Margot Robbie are next present the writers awards. Adapted Screenplay is first. The Oscar goes to James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name. He’s written a ton of stuff, including Remains of the Day and Room with a View and it’s his first Oscar. Aw. He thanks his “life’s partners” who have passed away.
Nicole Kidman is out on stage to present Original Screenplay to Jordan Peele for Get Out! “You guys are gonna mess up my jet ski” he jokes as the applause doesn’t quit. He dedicates it to all who “raised his voice” and let him make the movie.
Wes Studi, from Last of the Mohicans, is a veteran of the Vietnam War, He introduces a clip featuring movies about the military. And a thank you to those who serve. Jimmy apologizes for including Matt Damon in the quip.
Next it’s a Barbra Streisand clone dog joke. “In LA even are pets are remakes.” And Jimmy says the Swarovski crystals that festoon the stage “represent humility.”
Sandra Bullock is next. She wants the lights dimmed. “So I can go back to my 40s.” Of course, she’s presenting the Cinematography award. And the Oscar goes to Roger Deakins for Blade Runner.
Zendaya introduces “This is Me” by Pasek and Paul song from The Greatest Showman performed by Keala Settle. She’s in tears by the time she finishes. The gospel choir is in OVERDRIVE, fanning into the audience.
Christopher Walken takes the stage to present Original Score to Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water.
Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda are next to present Original Song to the married songwriting duo, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson, composers of “Remember Me” from Coco.
Jennifer Garner introduces the In Memoriam segment, featuring a gorgeous rendition of the late Tom Petty’s “Room at the Top” covered by Eddie Vedder.
Emma Stone presents the Director award. “These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year.” Yass. The Oscar to Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.
Queens Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren are on stage to present Actor in a Leading Role to Gary Oldman for his remarkable portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. White guy with #MeToo issues. That should go over well. Jane Fonda tells a Barbarella joke. Good times.
Jodie Foster (on crutches) and Jennifer Lawrence present Leading Actor in a Leading Role. Jodi blames Meryl Streep for her mishap. And the two do a faux catty exchange about La Streep.
Of course, the two have taken the place of Casey Affleck, last years Lead Actor winner. He’s been accused of sexual misconduct. He bowed out on his own. And the Oscar goes to Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. She previously won for Fargo. She invites all the female nominees to stand! That was a good, but VERY CRAZY speech.
“Nothing could possibly go wrong…everything is Waterhouse under the bridge,” says Jimmy. And once again, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty present best picture. A do-over after last year’s disastrous mistake. “Presenting is lovelier the second time around,” says Faye.
And the Oscar goes to…The Shape of Water. ARE YOU SURE WARREN. After Director Guillermo del Toro finished speaking another dude stepped up to the mic and was cut off. The crowd boos. Jimmy allows him to say a few words before ending the show. Sads.
Mark Bridges wins the Jet Ski. And sorry Matt Damon, says Jimmy, we ran out of time tonight.
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water – WINNER
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Actor in a Leading Role
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Actress in a Leading Role
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post
Actress in a Supporting Role
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Actor in a Supporting Role
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 – WINNER
Call Me by Your Name (James Ivory) – WINNER
The Disaster Artist (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber)
Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin)
Mudbound (Dee Rees & Virgil Williams)
The Big Sick (Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani)
Get Out (Jordan Peele) – WINNER
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)
Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
Coco – WINNER
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water – WINNER
Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins) – WINNER
Darkest Hour (Bruno Delbonnel)
Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)
Mudbound (Rachel Morrison)
The Shape of Water (Dan Laustsen)
Beauty and the Beast (Jacqueline Durran)
Darkest Hour (Jacqueline Durran)
Phantom Thread (Mark Bridges) – WINNER
The Shape of Water (Luis Sequeira)
Victoria & Abdul (Consolata Boyle)
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk – WINNER
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk – WINNER
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball – WINNER
Live Action Short Film
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child – WINNER
Watu Wote/All of Us
Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)
Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood)
The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat) – WINNER
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Carter Burwell)
“Mighty River” (Mudbound)
“The Mystery of Love” (Call Me by Your Name)
“Remember Me” (Coco) – WINNER
“Stand Up for Something” (Marshall)
“This Is Me” (The Greatest Showman)
Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes
Baby Driver (Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss)
Dunkirk (Lee Smith) – WINNER
I, Tonya (Tatiana S. Riegel)
The Shape of Water (Sidney Wolinsky)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Jon Gregory)
Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour – WINNER
Victoria & Abdul
Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman – WINNER
On Body and Soul
Documentary Short Subject
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – WINNER
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Icarus – WINNER
Last Men in Aleppo