This is almost two weeks late, but I don’t care! The Oscars have come and gone, but that does not stop me from celebrating and reliving one of the best nights of the year.
So without further ado, welcome to Ticket Stub Love’s Oscar Mega Post for 2018! For new readers, in our mega post we will be discussing the show, the winners, seeing how my predictions lined up, and of course the red carpet. As usual, joining us for red carpet coverage will be Amanda A. so a special thank you to her again.
This year’s Academy Awards were special for the 90th show. Jimmy Kimmel hosted again, and I can say with full force that I am just not a fan of his hosting. I was not crazy about him last year and for some godforsaken reason, the Academy invited him back to host. After Envelopegate (check out my post from last year for a summary), the Academy was obviously trying to right their wrongs, from redesigned envelopes to even inviting Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty to present Best Picture again.
Kimmel does not strike the right chord with me though. He played it safe this time and was able to deftly discuss the Me Too movement, but overall his hosting lagged. The visiting theater bit was unnecessary (how many times will we bring in the “commoners” and laugh) and he can never handle a Best Picture moment without it being awkward (like not allowing the winners to fully speak). The show itself, on the other hand, was great. The stages were gorgeous and I appreciated the well placed montages here and there to honor film history. What’s not a great show without deserving and history making winners too!
So I wanted Shape to win this whole time, but I was scared off by Three Billboards‘ streak and the many predictions for a Get Out win. I should have went with my gut though, and I am thrilled by this win!
Director: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water ✓ (Perhaps my favorite win)
Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour ✓
Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards ✓ (One of the best speeches, see: inclusion rider)
Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards ✓
Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney for I,Tonya ✓
Original Screenplay: Get Out ✓ (So happy for Jordan Peele!)
Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name ✓
Animated Feature Film: Coco ✓
Foreign Film: A Fantastic Woman ✓
Best Music (original song): “Remember Me”, Coco ✓
Music (original score): The Shape of Water ✓
Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 ✓ (Important to note that Roger Deakins has been nominated 14 times and this was his first win!)
Costume Design: Phantom Thread ✓
Documentary Feature: Icarus ✗
Film Editing: Dunkirk ✓
Makeup and Hair styling: Darkest Hour ✓
Production Design: The Shape of Water ✓
Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049 ✗
Sound Mixing: Dunkirk ✗
Sound Editing: Dunkirk ✓
Short Film, live action: The Silent Child ✓
Short Film, animated: Dear Basketball ✓ (Kobe Bryant is an Oscar winner?)
Documentary Short: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 ✗
I got a 19/24, which might be the best I’ve done in a while so I’m proud of myself!
On to the Red Carpet! I’ll give my picks first, then Amanda A.
As the fifth woman to ever be nominated for Best Director, Greta killed it this year with her film Lady Bird and she killed it in this dress! I absolutely love this yellow!
Lupita Nyong’o in custom Atelier Versace
I love everything about dress, from the gold to the details. It gives me serious Wakanda vibes and I’m here for it!
Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace
JEN! That cobalt blue! The side swept hair! The cut and flow of that dress! This is glamour and this is a look.
Allison Janney in Reem Acra
Now this is a dress you win an Oscar in! I love the color and the flow of the sleeves.
Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton
Not my favorite dress, but I like it the more I look at it. Gotta love Sandy.
Emily Blunt in Schiaparelli Haute Couture
This would be fine if it didn’t look like a curtain falling off the rod.
Lupita managed to look like a more perfect version of the Oscars statue. I love the gold and the sash detail which invoked the Black Panther. Wakanda forever!
She is looking radiant in this metallic dress
Adam Rippon in Moschino
Loved how Adam showed off his personality in this well cut suit. Also he has fierce face down!
Shout out to Viola for daring to wear such a bold color among all the neutral dresses. Hot pink looks great on her! Unfortunately the neckline is kind of awkward and doesn’t flatter her.
I love bling but this looks cheap and is a bit of an overload.
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein By Appointment
It looks a bit like a prom dress. That pale pink does nothing for her and the fit is weird.
Thanks again Amanda A! Looks like another Oscars has come and gone. As always, it was wonderful to see deserving films honored. The fashion never hurts either! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thank you for tuning into awards season coverage here at Ticket Stub Love!
images from: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/photos/2018/03/oscars-2018-red-carpet-looks-dresses