Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who hide their identities behind screen names, are busy commenting on Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards. Below, just a sampling of what they had to say about the top races at the 2018 Oscars. Take a read and then join the discussion, if you dare.
Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”
Noah Arlington: Knew it. Congrats to Shape of Water
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: Take that SAG stat
Nate: I can’t believe that only 6 women won Oscars tonight, 2 in categories specifically designated for women.
Eddy Q: We’re back to Best Director being more significant for Best Picture than screenplay awards. It had been the other way round for a while.
Best Actress: Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Miles: Nice way of playing off Foster’s injury.
nicholas27: I love McDormand so so much wow!
Stegeo: She’s nuts! I love her.
Teridax: I LOVED Frances McDormand’s speech! Such an unbelievably talented badass.
Best Actor: Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”)
kbfr12: The biggest upset of the night so far is them not using the “You cannot reason with the tiger” line for Gary Oldman’s Oscar clip.
Gain: Why didn’t they cut to Manville?
Best Directing: Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”)
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: And now all the Three Amigos are Oscar winner directors
sitizoner: del Toro !!1 Well deserved
Zach Lozano: Emma looks so disappointed
pulp50: Probably the best speech of the night.
Best Original Song: “This is Me” from “Coco” (Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez)
janbryan: The youngest EGOT winner Robert Lopez wins again!
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat (“The Shape of Water”)
sitizoner: YAAASS DESPLAT! WHAT A MAGICAL SCORE
Keala Settle Performs “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
Miles: Well, I’m happy she’s getting this exposure after years on Broadway.
Best Cinematography: Roger A. Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”)
kazzia: Finally Roger.
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: The time has come for Deakins
Citizen Blake: Good one Roger.
pulp50: So well deserved, I hope people don’t see this as a win for him being overdue.
Stegeo: I love his attitude so much. “Whatever” to his wife, lol.
Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele (“Get Out”)
Bee: YASSSSS Get Out!! Seethe bitches!!
TVFAN365: JORDAN PEELE WITH THE BEST REACTION OF THE NIGHT!!!!
Hunter-ish: Never been happier to be wrong!
AayaanUpadhyaya: WOW at Get Out winning screenplay after not being nominated at the Globes and losing Bafta.
Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory (“Call Me by Your Name”)
aahoto: Almost crying for James Ivory.
Stegeo: Chadwick Boseman’s suit is goals
DaKardii: Aaron Sorkin’s reaction to James Ivory’s win almost made me LOL.
Miles: James Ivory!! Happy he’s finally an Oscar winner.
Andra Day and Common Performs “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”
Dynasty86: Andra Day is a beast! Best vocals of the night so far.
Atypical: Here’s the #MeToo moment we were promised.
EmmyWinner: Andra Day BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE!
Best Live Action Short: “The Silent Child” (Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton)
nicholas27: I just changed from silent child yesterday after having it for two months!
pulp50: I had The Silent Child up until last night.
Miles: I loved the women who signed her speech. Best of the speeches so far.
Best Documentary Short: “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” (Frank Stiefel)
PerksofBeingGriff: Best Presenters of the night! And why does Maya Rudolph always get stuck presenting the shorts?
janbryan: Let’s get these two to host next years Oscars!
Kimmel takes celebrities to a movie theater:
unown: Guillermo meet Guilermo is the funniest thing kimmel has said all night.
Miles: Wonder Woman is meeting Luke Skywalker. I repeat: Wonder Woman is meeting Luke Skywalker.
Best Film Editing: “Dunkirk” (Lee Smith)
aahoto: Great to have an Australian win tonight!
Best Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049” (John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover)
kancov: I had one of my super bets on Blade Runner 2049 for Visual Effects.
Jose A. Ramirez Moya: I’m so sad. Before adding my final predictions, I switched Bladerunner for Apes.
Sufjan Stevens Performs “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
nevkm: Mystery Of Love is a masterpiece!!!
Best Animated Feature Film: “Coco”
Best Animated Short Film: “Dear Basketball” (Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant)
Miles: The statuette looks very small in Kobe Bryant’s hands.
nicholas27: and Amy Adams still is not
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”)
pulp50: Lesley Manville will easily had the best clip of the acting nominees tonight, that’s such a great scene.
cnmem10: Ms Janney Emmy queen now Oscar winner!
kancov: Metcalf deserved better.
PerksofBeingGriff: I just hope we get more film work from Metcalf. Happy for Janney honestly.
Amanda Spears: I just wish they had a camera around Bradley Whitford to get his reaction!
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: Pablo Larrain is an Oscar winner, finally!
kazzla: Yayy, another favorite.
Dynasty89: YAASS!! Fantastic Woman is such a beautiful film. Well deserved win.
Performance of “Remember Me” from “Coco”
cnmem10: yum Gabriel!
Noah Arlington: His eyes are dreamy
Best Production Design: “The Shape of Water” (Paul D. Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeffrey A. Melvin)
Miles: Loved the sets in Shape of Water.
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: Loved the sets in Shape of Water.
Best Sound Editing: “Dunkirk” (Alex Gibson and Richard King)
Atypical: Always tacky when a nominee associated with a nominated film is presenting.
Best Sound Mixing: “Dunkirk” (Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo and Mark Weingarten)
Jack Renaud: Awwww. Poor Ansel
Marj J. Blige performs “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
cnmem10: Sang it Miss Mary!
Dynasty86: Sing Mary!!
Best Documentary Feature: “Icarus” (Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan)
Teridax: I knew the anti-Russian vote would prevail, take that Putin!
janbryan: The Olympics kinda helped Icarus!
Best Costume Design: “Phantom Thread” (Mark Bridges)
Miles: Eva Marie Saint, what a legend. She looks and sounds great.
nevkm: I think someone just won the ski jet!
KaRol: I’m a bit surprised.this is the 1st time since Priscilla that a movie with costumes from the period past 1940s era won.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Darkest Hour” (Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick)
aahoto: Poor Armie, presenting right after Best Supporting Actor.
SHT L: Well, it’s clear that Gary Oldman is taking this one home. It’s very Iron Lady for it to win Make Up.
Stegeo: Darkest Hour and Wonder are nommed for makeup, while V&A is nommed for hair styling. Can they split these 2, it’s unfair.
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Marcus Snowden: Sam!!! Richly deserved, in my opinion.
LegendOfMatt: Great simple, but effective speech Sam. Congrats my dude, you’ve been doing great work since I first saw you in The Green Mile.
PerksofBeingGriff: The Oscar having no penis is very important this year.
FremanGriffin: Jimmy Kimmel is subdued and it feels classy to me
Tonbone: Who decided that Emma Stone would not be presenting best actor??? Because that is just rude to her honestly. She deserved it after winning last year.
WildChalice: Maybe the Academy didn’t feel like changing the order much this year. I mean, it is the same producers, so they probably just tweaked it a little bit, but not a whole lot.
CitizenBlake: What are the chance somebody drops a sexual harrasser’s name on stage?
Miles: Extremely likely, or some political statement a la Natalie Portman at the Golden Globes.