Where To Watch Academy Awards Ceremony, Backstage Content
Mar 05 2018
As expected, Britain's Gary Oldman won his first Oscar for playing World War Two leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros.'"Darkest Hour," while Frances McDormand's woman in a vengeful fury was a popular best actress victor for Fox Searchlight's dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". But the person who gives the shortest speech will win a new jet-ski.
Twenty years ago, a "Titanic" sweep won record ratings for the Oscar broadcast. "We don't make movies like Call Me by Your Name for money, we make them to upset Mike Pence", he said about the vice president while addressing the film's star Timothée Chalamet. "And those women you saw on the red carpet representing Time's Up [at the Globes] are now off the red carpet working their butts off being activists".
Whether "Call Me by Your Name" star Armie Hammer will make it to the Academy Awards appears to be up in the air, as he shared an image of himself attached to an IV drip after missing Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, where his co-star Timothee Chalamet won the best male lead award, due to illness.
The live telecast, which ran for almost four hours, built on the socially conscious thrust that has marked Oscar night during the past few years, transforming the 90th edition of the glittering awards show into a conversation about sexual politics and inclusion. This was the film's second win after bagging an honour for Best Production Design.
"I hope real progress has been made when it comes to equal opportunity and that men who abuse their power have learned that this kind of behavior will not be quieted or tolerated anymore", Kimmel said.
The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host and second-time Academy Awards emcee began by giving kudos to "so many talented women and women" nominated this year - pointedly mentioning women first - and continued with a sharp, amusing and brutally honest monologue. "We all know that what happens during and after the Oscars is that people will take a screengrab of somebody and build a whole story around it". Seacrest has denied the allegations, citing an internal investigation that found him innocent.
Allison Janney won the Best Supporting Actress award for the role of LaVona Golden in the "I, Tonya" movie about the life of figure skater Tonya Harding. But ratings have recently been declining. Even more worrisome was a slide in the key demographic of adults aged 18-49, whose viewership was down 14 per cent from 2016.
Movie attendance also hit a 24-year low in 2017. In three weeks, it has already grossed about $500 million domestically. He is also expected to turn into a running joke last year's embarrassing best picture envelope mix-up that saw musical La La Land being declared victor instead of Moonlight. He also poked fun at accounting firm PwC, who were responsible for the error. The "Bonnie and Clyde" duo will, 12 months later, get "take two".