“The Shape of Water” had a big night at the Oscars, winning four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Guillermo Del Toro. It was also the first science fiction film to win Best Picture.
Frances McDormand won Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, and her co-star Sam Rockwell got Best Supporting Actor.
During her acceptance speech, Frances made all the night’s female nominees stand, and also introduced the world to the phrase “inclusion rider”.
An inclusion rider is a clause an actor or actress can put in their contract demanding that the cast and crew of a film be more diverse.
Allison Janney won Best Supporting Actress for “I, Tonya”, and Gary Oldman won Best Actor for “Darkest Hour”.
“Get Out” didn’t get too much love, but Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win Best Original Screenplay. Meanwhile, “Lady Bird” and “Mudbound” got snubbed.
Jimmy Kimmel did a good job hosting again, and he even had a unique idea to get people to shorten their acceptance speeches. He offered a Jet Ski to the person who took the least time.
The winner was Mark Bridges, the costume designer on “Phantom Thread”. He went a mere 36 seconds.
There were plenty of political moments . . . like when Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, and Annabella Sciorra spoke about the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
The Complete Oscars Winners List:
Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Coco”
Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Best Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Best Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Best Documentary Feature: “Icarus”
Best Documentary (Short Subject): “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name”
Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out”
Best Foreign Film: “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
Best Film Editing: “Dunkirk”
Best Costume Design: “Phantom Thread”
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Darkest Hour”
Best Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049”
Best Sound Mixing: “Dunkirk”
Best Sound Editing: “Dunkirk”
Best Production Design: “The Shape of Water”
Best Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049”
Best Original Score: “The Shape of Water”
Best Original Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”
Best Short Film (Animated): “Dear Basketball”
Best Short Film (Live Action): “The Silent Child”
Ariana Grande is reportedly getting ready to star in the Broadway musical Wicked. It’s a huge deal, first of all because Ariana is a huge theater nerd so this is a dream come true for her. Also, because the role Elphaba is one of the most coveted parts to play on Broadway. Only a very select group of actresses have been chosen over its 13-year run. My source tells me that Broadway bosses believe it’s a bonus that Ariana is a pop star and will pull in fresh ¬audiences.
On Friday, DJ Khaled dropped “Top Off,” a collaborative track featuring Future, JAY-Z and his wife, Beyoncé. On it, Queen Bey sings, “If they’re tryna party with the queen, they gon’ have to sign a nondisclosure.” Some are guessing that this is a warning to comedian Tiffany Haddish. Tiffany recently dished to the press about how Beyonce doesn’t like it when other women touch her husband. She said, “So I go to the JAY-Z concert and I am invited to the after-party. I was talking to another actress that was there, who was also talking to JAY-Z, and she touched JAY-Z’s chest. Beyoncé came walking up and her demeanor was like, ‘Get your hand off my man’s chest!’” Tiffany has responded to the warning on Twitter, telling fans, “Just know I will sign an NDA any day for Beyoncé.”
Rick Ross was reportedly hospitalized after emergency workers rushed to his Miami-area home in the middle of the night. Reports say he was While unresponsive, breathing heavy and “slobbing out the mouth.” He is now reportedly receiving treatment for possible pneumonia, although another source claims the issue may be heart-related. Interestingly, Rick’s family has responded to the reports by claiming that he was never in the hospital.
In case you haven’t heard yet… Khloe Kardashian is having a… GIRL! Here’s the thing though, she wasn’t necessarily excited when she found out. Here’s what happened, she was in a hotel with Kim and Kourtney, they called Kylie, who knew the sex and Kylie told her. Khloe was so sure that she was having a boy, that she was not impressed to find out it’s actually a girl.
Khloe later explained saying, “When you have your mind made up as to what you’re having, like everyone told me you’re going to feel what you’re having and you’ll just kind of know. And then when you find out it’s the complete opposite it’s just a shock. I just was convinced that I was having a boy, so to be having a girl it’s just like, ‘OK that wasn’t what I thought was going on.'”
Gwyneth Paltrow and her ex Chris Martin have become famous for their cozy post-marriage relationship, but she took it to a new level recently, referring to the Coldplay frontman as her “brother” in a happy birthday post on Instagram. She posted of pic of herself, Chris and their two kids, Apple and Moses, writing: “Happy birthday my brother. Thank you for giving me these two.”
Proving they’re a whole new generation of royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Friday that they’re inviting more than 2,500 members of the public to attend their royal wedding at England’s Windsor Castle in May. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Winsdor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations, too.” The lucky invited guests will “be made up of people from charities associated with the couple, local school pupils and members of the local community, and 1,200 people from across the country, chosen from a broad range of backgrounds and ages.”
Mike Fisher, scored a goal in his first game back on Friday night as the Nashville Predators beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. Mike said; “They say sometimes rest is a weapon. We’ll see. I was trying to keep the shifts as short as possible, but it was easy fitting in with my linemates, the team, the way they have been playing and working. It was fun.” Carrie tweeted: ”Hawt…I’d marry him!”