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2190d ago / 4:23 AM UTC

Mexican directors have won in four of the last five years

2014: Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"

2015: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "Birdman"

2016: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "The Revenant"

2018: Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"

 

2190d ago / 5:07 AM UTC

That was a good time!

That's a wrap for the live blog. Thanks for tuning in and please feel free to read every word of the below from start to finish to relive all the excitement.

Good night!

2190d ago / 4:48 AM UTC

'The Shape of Water' is your best picture winner

Guillermo del Toro's whimsical fable about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mutant fish-man took home the top prize at the Oscars.

2190d ago / 4:31 AM UTC

Everyone wins an award playing Winston Churchill

Now that Gary Oldman won a Best Actor Oscar playing Winston Churchill, we should remember that this role is the ultimate in awards bait. Oldman is the first win for someone playing the prime minister, but it's worth noting that this year also saw the release of "Churchill" starring Brian Cox in the title role. 

But three people have won for playing Churchill on TV, the most recent being John Lithgow in "The Crown." The other two are Albert Finney for "The Gathering Storm" in 2002 and Brendan Gleeson for Into the Storm in 2009. 

Cynthia Nixon only needs to win an Oscar to finish her EGOT. Maybe someone should cast her as Churchill. It seems to work for everyone else. 

2190d ago / 4:22 AM UTC

A very important anniversary

Appropriately, this year's Oscars is now longer than Titanic. The winner of Best Picture 20 years ago. Bless us, everyone.

2190d ago / 4:17 AM UTC

'Here are the four men and Greta Gerwig nominated for Best Director'

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When announcing the Best Director nominees, Emma Stone described them accurately. Specifically, she referred to them as "four men and Greta Gerwig." (Truth!) And while Gerwig lost out to Guillermo Del Toro, we can at least take comfort in the fact that relaying a fact is still seen as groundbreaking.

2190d ago / 3:57 AM UTC

A brief reminder about 'The Greatest Showman'

"The Greatest Showman," a wildly ridiculed musical about a circus, is nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar and made almost $350 million at the box office. That's about $100 million more than any movie nominated for best picture. Who's laughing now?  

2190d ago / 3:56 AM UTC

At long last, cinematographer Roger Deakins has won an Oscar

The acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins was nominated for his work on "The Shawshank Redemption," "Fargo," "Kundun," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "The Man Who Wasn't There," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "No Country for Old Men," "The Reader," "True Grit," "Skyfall," "Prisoners," "Unbroken" and "Sicario."

He lost every time.

But not tonight: Deakins won the cinematography Oscar for "Blade Runner 2049," the sequel to the 1982 cult classic.

"I've been doing this for a long time, as you can see," Deakins said in his acceptance speech, running a hand over his gray hair. 

2190d ago / 3:52 AM UTC

Even more winners!

Best Cinematography: "Blade Runner 2049"

Best Original Screenplay: "Get Out"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "Call Me by Your Name"

Best Visual Effects: "Blade Runner 2049"

Best Film Editing: "Dunkirk"

Best Documentary Short Subject: "Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405"

Best Live Action Short Film: "The Silent Child"

For the complete list of winners, click here

2190d ago / 3:44 AM UTC

Jordan Peele wins best original screeplay for 'Get Out'

The audience at the Dolby Theatre roared when Jordan Peele won the original screenplay Oscar for "Get Out," the hit horror satire he also directed.

"I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice," Peele said in his acceptance speech.

Some pundits have said "Get Out" could score an upset in the best picture category at the end of the night ...

2190d ago / 3:38 AM UTC

For a precious few minutes, the Oscars said something

With so much talk about equality and intersectionality this award season (as it should be), we were treated to a montage break for a short video on the importance of representation in film. Actors and directors like Lee Daniels, Ava DuVernay, Yance Ford, Kumail Nunjiani, Greta Gerwig, and Barry Jenkins weighed in on the industry and its evolution, and while we have a long way to go before the Academy morphs into something that reflects our (slowly) transitioning society, it was still nice. It was hopeful. It was a start.