Oscars 2018 Highlights
The most anticipated ceremony of the awards season took place last night at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. The Oscars. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event with great flare and attitude, making just enough references to the 'Hollywood issues' to acknowledge it but in an appropriate and humorous way, referring to 'Oscar' (the statue) having his hands placed where we can see them.
It was good to see colour back on the red carpet after an absence at the Golden Globes and the BAFTA's. Nicole Kidman in blue, Viola Davis in pink, Salma Hayek in lilac, Allison Janney in red and Daniel Kaluuya injecting a bit of colour for the boys with a Brunello Cucinelli bronze velvet blazer. Although Margot Robbie looked absolutely stunning in a white custom made Chanel gown that took no less than 600 hours to create (although a little mishap on the night saw her doing a bit of sewing herself to one of her shoulder straps). Also dazzling in white was Mary J Blige who wore a gorgeous Atelier Versace gown. Metallics was another feature in the fashion scene at the oscars with Jennifer Lawrence wearing a fabulous Dior dress from their pre-Fall collection. Emma Stone ditched the conventional gown in favour of a gorgeous Louis Vuitton red satin blazer with a contrasting pink sash with a pair of trousers.
There weren't many surprises from the winning awards, pretty much mirroring the BAFTS'a, with Gary Oldman taking the best actor award and giving a heartfelt speech thanking his mother. The main award categories were:
The Shape Of Water
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name
Guillermo del Toro
Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman
And of course a special mention goes to ex-Hollyoaks star Rachel Shenton for her achievement with The Silent Child which she wrote and starred in, along with six year old Maisie Sly. The film won best short film, it's about a profoundly deaf four year old who struggles to communicate. It was directed by Liam McAllister, also from Hollyoaks. Rachel made a promise to the six year old actress that if she won she would sign her acceptance speech, which of course she did.
Watch the highlights below: