The Shape of Water stole the show at this years Oscars with not only the best film award but 3 other awards for Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design. I’m quite happy about this as I felt 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri seemed out of place in this year’s ceremony. It’s a great film but seems so different than what is usually nominated. It didn’t stop Frances McDormand winning the best actress award thou which was thoroughly deserved.
All eyes were on Jordan Peele as he became the first black director to be nominated for a writing, directing, and producing award all in the same year. He walked out with one Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
It came to no one’s surprise when Gary Oldman took the prize for Best Actor for playing Winston Churchill in World War Two epic Darkest Hour. Gary has been head and shoulders above everyone at every awards ceremony this Oscars season. This one was a sure-fire win with all the bookies too!
Another special mention should go to Stoke-On-Trent born Rachel Shenton who won the Oscar for her short film The Silent Child. The Silent Child tells the story of a girl who struggles to communicate. The film won the Best Live-Action Short Film award. It was pretty cool seeing someone local getting up on that podium and winning an award, Rachel decided to ‘sign’ the speech. A very nice touch indeed. Way to do Stoke-on-Trent proud Rachel!
For a full list of Oscar winners you can go to http://oscar.go.com/news/2018/oscar-winners-2018-see-the-full-list/?cid=googleposts