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WTM?’s LIVE 2018 Oscar Blog

05:05 – A night of Me Toos and Times Ups, and a few small gold statues were handed out too. Thank you for sticking with us through it – we hope you enjoyed as much as we did.

And now, sleep. Goodnight and God bless.

05:20 – 14 out of 19 in the predictions – not too shabby, I guess.

05:00 – The full list of winners here:
BEST PICTURE – The Shape of Water
BEST ACTRESS – Frances McDormand
BEST ACTOR – Gary Oldman
BEST DIRECTOR – Guillermo del Toro
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – ‘Remember Me,’ Coco
BEST SCORE – The Shape of Water
CINEMATOGRAPHY – Blade Runner 2049
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Get Out
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Call Me By Your Name
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT – The Silent Child
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
FILM EDITING – Dunkirk
VISUAL EFFECTS – Blade Runner 2049
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Coco
BEST ANIMATED SHORT – Dear Basketball
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – A Fantastic Woman
PRODUCTION DESIGN – The Shape of Water
SOUND MIXING – Dunkirk
SOUND EDITING – Dunkirk
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Icarus
COSTUME DESIGN – Phantom Thread
MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING – Darkest Hour
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sam Rockwell

04:55 – And so, there we have it, folks. Another year, another award ceremony, another chance for Warren Beatty to come out of hibernation.

All in all, a wonderful spread of award winners across a range of genres and styles. Personal highlights included Eddie Vedder’s cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Room at the Top’ for the In Memoriam segment; Jordan Peele winning BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY for Get Out; hotdog canons; and, of course, Frances McDormand’s incredible acceptance speech.

04:50 – Well, that’s it, I guess. 3 hours, 50 mins. It has been emotional.

04:48 – del Toro is just so full of charm and humility, isn’t he?

04:47BEST PICTURE
It’s The Shape of Water folks!!!!

04:41 – And, finally, the one we’ve ben waiting for: BEST PICTURE.

04:36 – Yep, as expected, it’s one hell of an acceptance speech!

04:34BEST ACTRESS
It’s our Frances. Frances McDormand wins.

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04:29 – BEST ACTRESS up next. Given all that has gone on in Hollywood this past year, this is probably the most important award of them all.

04:30 – “Mum, put the kettle on. I’m bringing Oscar home” – Gary Oldman

04:28 – We feel for Timothée Chalamet, but we’re sure he’ll be back again very soon to go one better.

04:25BEST ACTOR
Gary Oldman it is. Was it ever really in doubt?

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04:23 – BEST ACTOR up first.

04:20 – Time for the lead-acting awards.

04:17 – del Toro quoting James Cagney – wonderful! No, don’t thank us Guillermo, we thank YOU!

04:15BEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro! For The Shape of Water.

04:15 – BEST DIRECTOR time!

04:10 – A beautiful rendition of the late Tom Petty, by Eddie Vedder. A touching In Memoriam, celebrating the lives of the many gifted and talented men and women we lost this past year.

04:06 – Pass the tissues time. It’s the In Memoriam.

04:04 – TTTTTTTTTTTTTEQUILAAAAAA!

04:03BEST ORIGINAL SONG
And the winner is … ‘Remember Me’ (Coco).

04:01 – “Thank you Guillermo […] for letting music be the melancholy of love.” Utterly poetic.

04:00BEST SCORE
The Shape of Water it is.

03:58 – Here comes Christopher Walken. Coolness personified.

03:55 – Did they just say Eddie Vedder was performing? Buzzingggg!

03:53 – “WE ARE WARRRRRIORS”!!!

03:52 – Lastly, ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman in the live performances. Not catchy at all…

03:49CINEMATOGRAPHY 
Blade Runner 2049. Finally, after 14 nominations, Deakins gets the gold. Excuse us while we put our riot gear away…

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03:47 – CINEMATOGRAPHY is up next. Deakins, surely…

03:44 – Wes Studi is up on stage as we salute the rich tapestry of films depicting conflict over the years.

03:40 – There was jumping up and actual screaming after that one. HUGE congrats to Get Out.

03:37ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
ANNNNNDDDD THERE IT IS! Get Out wins. What a reception!

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03:37 – ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY. It’s another tough one to call.

03:36 – At 89 years, he becomes the oldest Oscar winner ever – congratulations Mr Ivory!

03:33BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
It goes to Call Me By Your Name. A much deserved winner. With a fantastic acceptance speech to match from James Ivory.

03:31 – ‘We need your movie […] so go make it’. Amen!

03:28 – The powerful #MeToo and #TimesUp movements getting some important exposure here; looking at some of the trailblazers from last year.

03:28 – Selma Hayek saying ‘kicking ass’ will never get old!

03:22 – Touching on some very pertinent issues. Plus, it’s a great song.

03:21 – It’s time for the 4th BEST SONG nominee to perform: the important, inspirational ‘Stand Up For Something’ from the film Marshall.

03:19 – And now, Dave Chapelle…

03:18 – Director Rachel Shenton signing her portion of the acceptance speech. What a touch of class.

03:16BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
The Silent Child it is!

03:13BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, of course…

03:11 – “Are the Oscars too black now?” Tiffany Haddish is lighting it up in her slippers!

03:07 – THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A HOTDOG CANON? PEOPLE, PEOPLE, A HOT DOG CANON EXISTS. THIS IS TREMENDOUS. BEST NEWS ALL NIGHT!

02:58FILM EDITING
Dunkirk. That’s 3 wins for them this evening so far.

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02:57 – Here we go then: FILM EDITING.

02:54VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049. Commiserations to Caesar, but all in all, a deserving winner.

02:50 – Enjoying the show so far? Here’s a round-up of the awards so far:
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Coco
BEST ANIMATED SHORT – Dear Basketball
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – A Fantastic Woman
PRODUCTION DESIGN – The Shape of Water
SOUND MIXING – Dunkirk
SOUND EDITING – Dunkirk
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Icarus
COSTUME DESIGN – Phantom Thread
MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING – Darkest Hour
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sam Rockwell

02:46 – This really is a wonderful song. Upbeat but heart-breaking at the same time.

02:45 – ‘Mystery of Love’ from Call Me By Your Name is to be performed next.

02:41BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco – Disney Pixar’s monopoly over this category continues.

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02:39BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Dear Basketball. Man is there anything Kobe can’t do?!

02:38 – Marky, Marky Hamill! And BB-8!

02:37 – Director of Coco with Oscar themed Kleins – we need some of those!

02:30BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney for I, Tonya  (p.s it should have been Metcalf). NO. NO. Impartial. Immmmparrtial.

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02:28 – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS is the next award.

02:27 – Montage. Montage. Montage. We just can’t get enough of ’em.

02:25 – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic Woman nabs it!

02:24 – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM up next!

02:16 – Live performance of ‘Remember Me’ from Disney Pixar’s Coco. Pass me the Tequila!!

02:13 – How did he get let in with sneakers? So, so good though!

02:13 – Feel for the Blade Runner 2049 guys – should’ve been them. Sorry, sorry, I need to be impartial…

02:12PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Shape of Water begins its awards count!

02:10 – Here we go with PRODUCTION DESIGN

02:10 – Brilliantly articulated intro from Kumail Nanjiani Lupita Nyong’o.

02:09 – Surely Emily V. Gordon needs to be heckling Kumail, no?

02:02SOUND MIXING
Make that two. It’s Dunkirk again!

02:01 – SOUND MIXING now.

01:59SOUND EDITING
Dunkirk !! Its first of the evening.

01:58 – SOUND EDITING now!

01:56 – “Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” Welling up here. Man, I’m a sucker for a montage!

01:53 – The montages here are great. That Interstellar score. Wowza!

01:48 – First blatant product promotion of the night. And it goes to the Samsung Galaxy…

01:45 – The first live song of the night. Bit of Mary J. Blige hittin’ our ears (‘Mighty River’ from the movie Mudbound).

01:42 – First whiffs of acceptance tears from the Icarus guys.

01:41BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
And it goes to Icarus.

01:39 – BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE is next…

01:34 – 3/3 for WTM?’s 2018 Oscar Predictions so far. Granted, they weren’t difficult to call.

01:32 COSTUME DESIGN 
Phantom Thread victorious!

01:31 – Third Award now: COSTUME DESIGN

01:29 – Touching initial words from a stunning Eva Marie Saint who lost her husband of 65 years last year.

01:27 – MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
No real surprise – Darkest Hour

01:26 – Up next, MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

01:21 – “Thank you to anyone who has looked at a Billboard”. It’s ok Sam, no need to thank me…

01:19  – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
And it goes to Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

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01:15 – First award of the evening coming up. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR.

01:06 – “He keeps his hands where you can see them…and most importantly, he has no penis”. Kimmel bigging up Oscar.

01:04 – Well, there we have it: the first joke of the evening. And it’s EnvelopeGate – no surprises there.

01:03 – ANNNNNDDDD here we go! Jimmy Kimmel has arrived!

00:57 – Pre-ceremony wee/caffeine run…

00:50 – Mad to think Greta Gerwig is only the fifth female to be nominated for Best Director. Just highlights the changing tide, and how much of a good thing that is.

00:48 – Just over 10 minutes to go. *Inserts the Jonah Hill excited GIF.

00:42 – Sally Hawkins on the carpet. Strange to actually hear her speak given her great, almost wordless performance in The Shape of Water. But will she end the night triumphant?

00:35 – Burnt the oven snacks already; already polished off half of the non-oven snacks. Help me…

00:26 – Did someone call the Plummer? Christopher, that is.

00:17 – An early word from Allison Janney. Has she got one hand on the Best Supporting Actress already? Laurie Metcalf would be our pick. But, hey, what do we know?

00:11 – Less than an hour to go. Going over some of the notable categories/nominees. Some super tough ones to call. The quality this year really is very high.

00:07 – LA beckons – and one very famous carpet…

00:00Welcome one, welcome all! 

Merry Christmas film fans – the night is finally upon us! Twenty-four of the little gold fellas up for grabs. The countdown to the 90th Academy Awards ceremony starts here. And, here at WTM?, we’ll be with you throughout the night. Snacks? Check. Predictions? Check. Caffeine by the bucket load? Check.

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