The 90th Academy Awards brought with it a few surprising but welcomed winners.
Call Me By Your Name and Get Out both took home some much deserved awards, but still lost out. Call Me By Your Name finally got its due with an award for Best Adapted Screenplay. It was the only award the film received, but it was one of the most monumental. James Ivory, the writer, became the oldest person to ever win an Oscar at 89 years old.
Get Out’s Jordan Peele earned his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and made history in the process. Peele became the first black writer to win in his category. Despite his win in writing, Peele lost to The Shape of Water’s Guillermo del Toro for Best Director.
The Shape of Water didn’t turn out to be the sweeper that everyone expected it to be, but it won where it counts. The film took home a couple of awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, Best Original Score, composed by Alexander Desplat.
Other movies that dominated earlier award ceremonies this year like the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards continued to sweep at the Oscars — like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Sam Rockwell, one of the movie’s best actors, took home a statue for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of bigoted police officer, Jason Dixon. Frances McDormand was also awarded Oscar gold for her portrayal as the strong, vengeful mother looking for justice for her murdered daughter.
Alison Janney continued her award circuit supremacy, taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress in I, Tonya, beating out The Shape of Water’s Octavia Spencer. Dunkirk took home three awards, making it one of the more surprising wins compared to other awards handed out this year. Gary Oldman was crowned Best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. Oldman beat Daniel Kaluuya and Timothée Chalamet, who many believed deserved the award for their respective performances in Get Out and Call Me By Your Name.
It was, however, a bit of a slow night for genre on the production side. Blade Runner 2049 won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects and The Shape of Water took home the prize for Best Production Design. Roger Deakins finally won his first Oscar after 14 nominations for Best Cinematography for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Pixar’s Coco won two awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
All in all, it kind of went the way people thought it was going to go — and while that doesn’t make it interesting, it certainly makes it an Oscars evening.
Be sure to check out the full list of the night’s Oscar award winners.