2018 Oscars reactions: Cheers and jeers for 90th Academy Awards by forum posters [UPDATING LIVE]

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.

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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.

In Memoriam

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”)


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!!


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.


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

Pre-show reactions

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.

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