9 Things That Happened At The Oscars 2018

Jimmy Kimmel's political jokes, J-Law's wine and everything else that went down at the 90th Annual Academy Awards…

Oscar winners 2018

by Jennifer Lynn |
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The 90th Annual Academy Awards took place on Sunday 4 March and, while it was less political than this year's Golden Globes, there were still plenty of talking points on Hollywood's biggest night. As your favourite stars head off to their after parties and you get ready for work (sorry), here's everything you need to know about the ceremony, so it'll seem like you actually stayed awake to watch it.

1. Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue was heavy on the Harvey Weinstein jokes

In his second turn as Oscars host, Jimmy Kimmel's lengthy opening speech touched on last year's Best Picture mix-up (we're still not over it) and ribbed Timothée Chalamet for his age (he was the youngest Best Actor nominee in almost 80 years at 22). However, it was his comments about Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood's ongoing sexism scandal that really had Twitter talking.

'Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood,' said Jimmy, speaking of the golden statue given to the night's winners. 'And there’s a very good reason why. Just look at him. Keeps his hands where you can see them. Never says a rude word and, most importantly, no penis at all. He is literally a statue of limitations. And that’s the kind of men we need more of in this town.'

Jimmy was far from done there, though, adding, 'Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women. We made a movie called What Women Want and it starred Mel Gibson. Kind of all you need to know. The Academy, as you are no doubt aware, took action last year to expel Harvey Weinstein from their ranks. There were a lot of great nominees, but Harvey deserved it the most. And — oh, that’s nice. That’s very sweet. So, I’m sure he’ll appreciate that applause. The Academy kicked him out and after they did, I was curious, so, I looked it up. You know the only other person to be expelled from the Academy, ever, was a character actor named Carmine Caridi. In 2004, he was kicked out for sharing screeners. Carmine Caridi got the same punishment as Harvey Weinstein for giving his neighbour a copy of Seabiscuit on VHS.'

Wonder if Weinstein was watching at home…

2. Jennifer Lawrence stole the show – again

Jennifer Lawrence with wine at the 2018 Oscars

She's been nominated four times, won once and made us LOL more times than we can count – and thankfully the 2018 Oscars was no different for Jennifer Lawrence. Get the lowdown on J-Law's wine-drinking, chair-climbing antics here.

3. Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani sent a message to Dreamers

Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani at the 2018 Oscars

Presenting the award for Production Design, Lupita and Kumail introduced themselves as immigrants (from Kenya and Pakistan respectively) and made a poignant appeal for Dreamers: those who live in America under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which Donald Trump ended in September 2017.

'Like everyone in this room, and everyone watching at home, we are dreamers,' said Lupita. 'We grew up dreaming of one day working in movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood. And dreams are the foundation of America.'

'And so, to all the dreamers out there, we stand with you,' added Kumail.

4. Tiffany Haddish (probably) had a better night than any of the winners

Tiffany Haddish at the 2018 Oscars

Not only did the Girls Trip star ace her presenting slot with Maya Rudolph, but she also met her hero, Meryl Streep… and asked her to be her 'mama'. More on that here.

5. Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren were pretty much everything

The two Hollywood legends came together, hand-in-hand, to present the award for Best Actor. 'Jane and I are very, very honoured to have been asked to present together, on Oscar's 90th birthday,' began Dame Helen. 'Yeah, especially when we found out he's older than we are,' quipped Jane, with a wink. 'I mean that's an anomaly here in Hollywood, having an older man with a younger woman,' finished Helen, as the auditorium erupted into laughter. We. Love. These. Ladies.

6. Emma Stone used her presenting slot to make a statement

Emma Stone at the Oscars 2018

We like to call it 'doing a Natalie Portman' and you can find out exactly why here.

7. Frances McDormand gave us chills

The Best Actress winner invited all female nominees, from all categories, to stand as she accepted her award. 'I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentleman: inclusion rider,' said Frances, who won for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In case you're wondering, an inclusion rider is a clause actors can put in their contracts if they want to ensure gender and racial equality on film sets.

8. Everyone joked about last year's little mishap

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty present the Oscar for Best Picture

The Academy – and more specifically Best Picture presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty – took the 'if you can't beat them, join them' approach to addressing last year's craziest Oscars moment. Y'know, when they announced La La Land as the winner, when it was actually Moonlight.

'It's so nice seeing you again,' Beatty began. 'Presenting is lovelier the second time around,' joked Dunaway, as the audience gave them a standing ovation. The duo then successfully announced The Shape Of Water as this year's Best Picture and 2017's mistake was all but forgotten.

9. All these people went home with awards

Best actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress Oscar winners 2018

Your full list of Oscar winners 2018 is as follows:

Best Picture: The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

**Actor: **Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Original Screenplay: Get Out

Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name

Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman

**Animated Feature: **Coco

Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049

Film Editing: Dunkirk

Live Action Short: The Silent Child

Animated Short: Dear Basketball

Documentary Short: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Score: The Shape of Water

**Song: **Remember Me from Coco

**Production Design: **The Shape of Water

Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049

Costume Design: Phantom Thread

Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour

Documentary Feature: Icarus

**Sound Editing: **Dunkirk

Sound Mixing: Dunkirk


Oscars Best Dressed 2018 - Grazia

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Kelly Marie Tran

*Star Wars *breakout Kelly Marie Tran made her Oscars debut in style - in an embellished blue Jenny Packham princess gown with a tulle skirt, to be precise.

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Zoey Deutch

First time Oscar-goer Zoey Deutch's intricate Elie Saab gown is flying the flag for Red Carpet Green Dress: as well as being jaw-droppingly beautiful, it's also eco-friendly. Win win.

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Allison Williams

Allison Williams, who starred in Best Picture contender Get Out, channels classic Hollywood glamour in embellished Armani Privé.

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Sofia Carson

Disney star Sofia Carson opts for scarlet Giambattista Valli for her first Oscars appearance.

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Beanie Feldstein

Lady Bird's brilliant Beanie Feldstein wears an embellished gown with a gradated black-to-white skirt. Julie and Christine would approve.

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Allison Janney

The red carpet is a better place with Allison Janney on it, fact. Her scarlet gown is a custom design by Reem Acra.

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Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd, who'll present an award alongside Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra tonight, wore a classic strapless gown in purple.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

We'll take one of *Fleabag *creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Oscar dress in our size now please, thanks.

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Betty Gabriel

*Get Out *star Betty Gabriel wears an embellished teal number.

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Jane Fonda

Ladies and gentlemen, Hollywood legend Jane Fonda wearing Balmain.

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Eiza Gonzalez

Eiza Gonzalez stands out in this vibrant yellow dress.

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Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss wears a fairytale embellished number by Dior in blush pink.

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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek's intricately embellished gown is by Alessandro Michele for Gucci.

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Annie Clark

Annie Clark aka St Vincent is no stranger to a fashion statement, so we're pleased she's stayed true to her signature style with this unusual number.

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Laura Dern

Laura Dern's classic white gown with subtle shoulder draping is by Calvin Klein.

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Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren brings her signature class to the red carpet in this understated custom gown by Reem Acra.

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Mary J Blige

*Mudbound *star Mary J Blige (who's the first ever star to be nominated for both acting and original song) wears a white gown with asymmetric sleeves and a dazzling embellished bodice.

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Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez has opted for the fairytale princess route - and it's certainly working for her.

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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson just upped the glamour stakes in this split-to-the-thigh gown.

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Viola Davis

Last year's Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis wears bold colour like no one else in Hollywood (and we are not worthy).

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Lesley Manville

We like to think that Cyril Woodcock would approve of Lesley Manville's Oscar gown.

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Definitive proof that Zendaya is a goddess among mortals (she's wearing Giambattista Valli, FYI)

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood's golden girl, so it's only appropriate that she's attending the Oscars in dazzling Dior.

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Greta Gerwig

We can't help but feel like Best Director nominee Greta Gerwig is channeling Michelle Williams' 2006 Oscar look in sunshine yellow.

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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is resplendent in royal blue.

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Margot Robbie

Newly announced Chanel ambassador Margot Robbie wears... Chanel, of course.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o goes for gold in a shimmering sequinned gown.

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Sally Hawkins

*The Shape of Water *star Sally Hawkins (who's nominated for Best Actress) dazzles in sparkling Armani Privé.

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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is a real life Wonder Woman in shimmering Givenchy couture.

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Emma Stone

Newly-minted Louis Vuitton muse Emma Stone makes a statement in a custom tuxedo with hot pink sash.

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Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is pretty in pink in a simple Calvin Klein number that's surely a nod to Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar-winning look.

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Danai Gurira

Black Panther's Danai Gurira stuns in a simple and classic strapless gown, complete with dazzling choker and bracelet.

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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is a vision in this light blue Victoriana-inspired gown by Schiaparelli couture.

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Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish told red carpet reporters that her dress paid tribute to her late father's Eritrean roots.

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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