Review of the 90th Oscars – 2018

90th Annual Academy Awards
90th Annual Academy Awards

So someone thought bringing Bonnie and Clyde back for a second year was a good idea.

sigh

On the 4th March 2018, the 90th Annual Academy Awards was held and, as stated in the host, Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue, If you aren’t breaking a world record, you should be ashamed. 

Quite frankly it was pretty incredible how the nominees managed to achieve so many awards and world records this year and simultaneously, and might I add typically, the award show managed to milk and exploit these claims for all of their glory until, well, they gave the awards to other people. Oh well, I guess.

I know. I’m sounding bitter. But it’s because I am bitter, really bitter. Here’s a list of nominations that could have broken records vs the ones that did.


Here’s just a few of what could have been:

Greta Gerwig – First female to win Best Director for debut directing movie in history – I think the thing that makes me the most disappointed about this one is how they alluded to her win for so long only for a loss. 

Timothée Chalamet – Youngest Best Actor in history – I’ll be honest, I’m really bitter about this one.

Christopher Plummer – Oldest Best Supporting Actor in history (beat his previous record in 2012) – Nope, but at least he can still claim his win from half a decade ago.

Rachel Morrison – First woman to win Best Cinematography in history – Mhmm… sorry Rachel not today.

Dee Rees – First black woman to win Best Adapted Screenplay in history – Not yet.

Jordan Peele – First African-American to win Best Director in history – Bloody hell, I was rooting for this one too.


Now, here’s a list of the awards that actually did break records:

James Ivory – Oldest winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay award in history – This one I’m pretty happy about because Call Me By Your Name is a work of bloody art and I will fight anyone who disagrees.

Guillermo del Toro – First science fiction film to win Best Picture in history – Yeah Shape of Water woo! … now where’s our Hellboy iii, Guillermo?

John Williams – Most nominations and most losses of awards in history – This is a little ridiculous, he’s been nominated for 51 oscars and has only received 5. I guess the Oscars’ must really dislike Star Wars…


With that being said, I didn’t mind Jimmy’s monologue. It was cute.

He decided the best way to avoid being the butt of everyones La La Land jokes is by being the butt of his own La La Land jokes.

And his take on the quickest speech award I thought was very cute.

For those of you who did not watch the awards, pretty much to keep the award show brief, Jimmy awarded the quickest speech giver a jet ski which he elegantly presented during his monologue with Helen Mirren riding on the back.

No one likes a long speech so yeah. It was cute.


Well. I don’t really have anything else to say about this year’s Academy Awards. Sorry, wasn’t my favourite.

If you want my overall opinion of the 90th Annual Academy awards,

Jimmy Kimmel monologue = cute

Timothée Chalamet’s loss = I’m mad

Overall, = ehh.

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