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The Oscars (2018)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Special 4 March 2018
The 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, celebrates the film industry's biggest achievements for the year 2017.


Glenn Weiss
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Zendaya ... Herself - Presenter
Tom Holland ... Himself - Presenter
Margot Robbie ... Herself - Presenter
Gal Gadot ... Herself - Presenter
Jennifer Lawrence ... Herself - Presenter
Emily Blunt ... Herself - Presenter
Gina Rodriguez ... Herself - Presenter
Emma Stone ... Herself - Presenter
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... Herself - Audience Member
Chadwick Boseman ... Himself - Presenter
Christopher Nolan ... Himself - Nominee
Nicole Kidman ... Herself - Presenter
Matthew McConaughey ... Himself - Presenter
Saoirse Ronan ... Herself - Nominee
Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Nominee


Honors for achievements in film take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles; scheduled performers including Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens; Jimmy Kimmel hosts. Written by Jwelch5742

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4 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Not only are Jordan Peele and Guillermo del Toro the most nominated persons in this Oscar year (with three nominations each), but they are competing in the same categories (Best Picture, Directing, and Original Screenplay). See more »


Herself - Winner: We were gonna go for the jet ski, but we're from Brooklyn, so, uh, here we go. Thank you, guys. Thank you, Academy. I really want to take a minute to look at this category of incredible nominated songwriters tonight. Not only are we diverse, but we are close to 50/50 for gender representation. When you look at a category like ours, it helps us imagine a world where all the categories look like this one.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Original Song: Thanks to Lee, Darla and everyone at Pixar for letting us be a part of this important ...
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The 7 star rating is for Best Picture: The Shape of Water - Kimmel gets a 2 out of 10
5 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Mrs. Shullivan and I watched this year's Academy Awards as we do every year. We have been watching the awards since the 1950's and as such we have seen the AA shows when they were presented in black and white, through wars, and witnessed some of the best and some of the worst acceptance speeches, as well as some of the best hosts (Bob Hope, Hugh Jackman, and Billy Crystal) and some of the worst hosts (Jon Stewart, James Franco and Anne Hathaway).

The 2018 Academy Awards can best be described as playing it very, very safe. Jimmy Kimmel's monologues were tame at best and although he took some light jabs at the current United States President and the Vice-President, I believe the producers had heard enough about the far left wing opinions which has been hurting their past years box office figures, in other words, their personal incomes.

The most outspoken acceptance speech with merit and a standing ovation by her fellow women in theater was in my opinion a class act by this years Best Actress winner Frances McDormand. Ms. McDormand stood at the podium wearing a beautiful yet very conservative dress, wearing little to no makeup on her beautiful and sincere face to mask any deficiencies or highlight any reconstructed body parts. Unlike some of her extremely hypocritical fellow actresses/designers who annually show up with new faces (Jane Fonda, Donatella Versace and/or Renée Zellweger), or with less dress and more skin showing (this years abhorrent winners were Wendi McLendon-Covey, Taraji P. Henson and the near to full nude Albanian singer and actress, Bleona Qereti) Ms. McDormand emphasized that women were deserving to be treated with respect and be granted equal remuneration as the men, including rider clauses in their personal contracts (referring to the disparity between Mark Wahlberg's and Michelle Williams rider clauses for a required re-shoot with replacement actor Christopher Plummer).

The presenters and the winners were cautious in not placing an over emphasis on gun control, sexual misconduct, or partisan politics. That was in my opinion a wise move. Having said that, the entertainment value at this years awards show was lacking. from Kimmel's opening bland monologue, to the quickly shuffling film montagues that did not really provide any value,the saving grace was the awards themselves.

Yes, The Shape of Water was truly deserving of the four Academy Awards it received for Best Director, Best Picture, Production Design, and Original Score. The awards were strategically distributed across several films and countries but yet the viewing audience was apparently one of the smallest dating back to 1974. If Billy Crystal, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and/or Kevin Hart are reading this message is for you. Only you three could return the AA's to their previous lustre and entertainment value. Please consider hosting in 2019.

P.S. Please read my IMDB review of The Shape Of Water dated December 10th, 2017, where three (3) months prior I predicted that The Shape of Water would win for Best Picture. I hate to say "I Told You So"!

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