Sunday, April 21, 2024

Oscars: “Shape of Water” Wins Best Picture, Director But Acting Nods Go to Oldman, McDormand, Rockwell and Janney


No big surprises tonight at the 90th Academy Awards. Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for directing the Best Picture, “The Shape of Water.”

Acting prizes were as predicted– to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour,” Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards,” Allison Janney for “I, Tonya” and Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards.”

The Jimmy Kimmel hosted show was long — four hours– and its ups and downs like every Oscar cast. The biggest issue was the sequencing of awards– there was a good hour in there that was wretchedly dull. The bars in the Dolby Theatre lobby filled almost to capacity with nominees, celebrities and so on.More on that later tomorrow.

Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”

Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name”

Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman”

Animated Feature: “Coco”

Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049”

Film Editing: “Dunkirk”

Animated Short: “Dear Basketball”

Live Action Short: “The Silent Child”

Documentary Short: “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

Score: “The Shape of Water”

Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”

Production Design: “The Shape of Water”

Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049”

Costume Design: “Phantom Thread”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Darkest Hour”

Documentary Feature: “Icarus”

Sound Editing: “Dunkirk”

Sound Mixing: “Dunkirk”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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