Forget lead actor and actress here are some alternative categories for the award by the Sunday night ceremony that deserve an honorable mention.
Most elephants in the room shot
The opening monologue is always the biggest part of the Oscar host job, how has it turn different dishes: to be funny, but not gratuitously offensive; address policy, but not to alienate a mass audience.
It is quite difficult in a year easy – in 2013, Seth Macfarlane We Saw your Boobs song went down like a Â£3.99 Londis Merlot and has aged just about as well – but this year’s host Jimmy Kimmel had a monster challenge with the #MeToo movement dominant in Hollywood, many stars with the accusations hanging over their heads, and also the question of the light of the Moon / The La-La Land of error that have characterized the last edition.
Kimmel faced their head-to-to – “this year, when you hear your name called, do not get up immediately” and cited Weinstein for the name.
There was no joke, only a right, “we can’t let bad behaviour slide. the world is watching, we need to set an example.”
After a barnstorming few minutes on stage, after having accepted his long-predicted Oscar as best actress Frances McDormand, left with two words: “the Inclusion rider”.
Many to cover the event, thought that she had said “inclusion writer”, but in reality it was referring to a proposal outstanding that, where appropriate, the actors include a clause in their contract that their film features a cast that essentially represents the social fabric of their society.
Google, also retweeted a graphic that shows the growth of interest in the term, which can not only come from journalists writing pieces like this.
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Also, the magic of movies, the speech is likely to be remembered as the highlight of the whole evening. He started saying that he was “hyperventilating”, but added that if she fell, “pick me up because I have things to say”.
And to say that you have done by asking every woman in the audience who had been appointed to get up.
What was very clever was that he left ambiguous as to what point he was making. Although, of course, has celebrated the accomplishments of those that were, many were caught on camera watching the empty space around them when, if society in general were reflected, a greater proportion of the room should have been standing.
So what is in fact an insertion of the pilot?
Why is everyone talking about this outfit?
‘I stopped to write this film 20 times’ – Get-Out director, Jordan Peele
Kimmel, ultimately, wrapped up by suggesting McDormand should win an Emmy for his time – and would not be a bad call.
If it had been advertised in advance that #MeToo would own the section, and that Kimmel does not directly reference, however, some have pointed out, the references still crept through.
Not all of them worked, though.
There was subdued laughter when Dame Helen Mirren has declared that “an old man and a young woman,” it was an unusual pairing in Hollywood, while presenting the best actor candidates.
But when the introduction of best director, Emma Stone has talked about “four men and Greta Gerwig” that have been appointed.
By doing so, has highlighted the imbalance between the sexes, but many watching felt also discredited the results of Guillermo del Toro and Jordan Peele, as the people of color.
No more tears
There weren’t that many hiccups on the stage of the Oscars this year, but, in many, to be paid on the sofas of a bleary-eyed British public as the best actor Gary Oldman thanked Winston Churchill, and then his mom, “99-years-young next year.”
“Thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on. I am taking home the Oscar,” he added.
Staying in the UNITED kingdom, many noticed that Icarus, a film about doping in the cycling world – has won best documentary at the inside of the two hours of a report published by the DCMS in the use of drugs in British cycling.
That DCMS report concluded that “the drugs were used by Team Sky, inside of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) rules, to improve the performance of the pilots, and not only for the medical treatment you need.”
The directors said: “we hope that Icarus is a wake-up call, yes on Russia, but more about the importance of telling the truth.
Icarus’ win prompted probably the best off-the-cuff line from Kimmel of the evening: “Well, at least we know that Putin did not rig this election.”
The best pub quiz answer
Who is the only person to win the MVP in the NBA basketball and an Oscar?
It is not Michael Jordan for his turn in Space Jam, or (unfortunately) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his role as a co-pilot in Airplane (robbed by Timothy Hutton Ordinary, Abdul-Jabbar was not even nominated. Outrageous).
No, it’s Kobe Bryant, half of the team that has made the best animated short film, Dear Basketball.
And, unlike that of Al Gore – who in reality does not win the Oscar itself, this bit of trivia, it is true.
As an aside, a special mention to the person who remotely operates the microphone, it slid perfectly the other two walk to meet Bryant’s lips as he took the upper hand.
Speaking of trivia, a fact that many people are withdrawn, is that four of the last five best director winners were the Mexican Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (twice), and now Guillermo del Toro for The Shape Of Water.
The Shape Of the Water – a film about “the year the men screwed up so bad, the women started dating fish”, as Kimmel – is also by some measures, the first science-fiction film ever to win the best film, something sure to be remembered in the same way that the Silence Of The lambs was the first horror film to take the prize.
Not only that, but Coco, Remember Me – which he won as the best song – was probably the best of the evening musical performances, which were well staged and, unlike when they are often rather boring, a real stand-out moments of the show.
Shimmering, multi-color skulls of the background will remain long in the memory. By the way.
Here is a reason for keeping those notoriously long Oscar speeches trim – short speech has won a jet ski worth $17,999, demonstrated by Helen Mirren (who was not included).
“Why waste precious time to thank your mom, when you could take her for the ride of his life?” Kimmel asked.
Seemed to be the Best Actress Allison Janney going to come to the podium and said, “I did it all alone” – the most laugh of the night – but then blew it by thanking a bunch of people, after all.
Then, returning home in the water tonight – and the modeling of a life-jacket at the end – has been a costume designer Mark Bridges.
Incidentally, you will notice that we have not mentioned the bit when Kimmel, the Lag In the, Emily Blunt, Armie Hammer, Mark Hamill, and others went over the road to patronise an audience to death with hot dog guns.
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