The first black script writer to ever win an Oscar abandoned his Script 20 times because he thought it was not going to work
Jordan peel is the first black writer to win an award for original screen play. He is the writer of the hit movie Get out, some really creepy movie about ghosts. According to Jordan Peel’s emotional acceptance speech, he wrote it for fun he did not think anyone would want to support it.
He took his chances, found a production company and insisted on being the director. Today the movie has won him almost 30 awards both as a writer and Director, see movie trailer below
Rita Moreno – she repeated the exact same dress she wore to an Oscar 56 years ago.
She told Ryan seacrest the fabric was made of Japanese prints and has kept well for so long. Hmmm, this thing called fashion, we just regurgitate the same old stuff.
The most awarded movies of the night were the shape of water and Dunkirk
The shape of water won four awards (best Picture, Directing, Original Score, and Production Design).
Dunkirk also won the night with three awards- (best film editing, best sound editing, and best sound mixing)
but these Oscar winning movies are not box office hits- Star wars the last Jedi, Beauty and the beast, wonder woman were the top three box office movies in 2017, but they were not even nominated.
Dunkirk is number 14 in box office, while shape of water is 48; apparently, the Oscar selections is done by movie professionals that feel they know more than the viewers
Lupita Nyongo proves black is beautiful.
She rocked her natural hair like a Goddess finishing it with gold sequins. She sat front and centre with top A listers like Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep. Her gold sequinned dress is #Oscar goals. Girl, you make me proud to be black.
Imagine you are at the movies watching Black Panther and Hollywood celebrities crash your movie to share sand witches!
In an effort to say “Thank you” to moviegoers around the country, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel surprised a packed audience Sunday night by leaving the show venue to crash a nearby screening of “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Kimmel walked next door to the TCL Chinese Theatre just opposite the venue of the Oscars. He brought with him A-listers like Lupita Nyong’o, Mark Hamill, Gal Gadot and Emily Blunt to hand out candy and hot dogs to the surprised movie viewers at the theatre
All the A-listers fled from Ryan Seacrest’s red carpet
His former stylist Suzie Hardy accused him of sexually harassing and assaulting her for over 7 years, Ryan Seacrest vehemently denied her accusation adding that Hardy repeatedly offered to step back her claims if he paid her “millions of dollars,” which he refused to do. E News recruited an independent third party investigator who did not find sufficient evidence to back her claims. He was cleared of all wrong doing.
With Hollywood rising up strongly against all forms of sexual misconduct #metoo #timesup; there was no telling what would happen to seacrest red carpet.
Would he be avoided?
Would some celebrity he is interviewing bring it up the scandal
Well, he interviewed a lot of older celebrities and upstarts; but most A list celebs avoided him on the red carpet. All in all he survived except for that awkward moment when Taraji P mentioned that heavens support good people and touched his chin.
Gary Oldman who won an Oscar as best lead actor in a movie has already won a Golden Globe, Bafta, Screen actors Guild awards and critics choice awards for the same role.
The movie is the darkest hour. He played the role of Winston Churchill in World War 2. imagine retiring now the applause is so loud
Frances McDormand won best lead actress in a movie, but we would also award her for the most rousing speech of the night;
She was awarded for her performance as a grieving mother in three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri. But her speech also deserves an Oscar; she asked every female nominee to stand with her and let their presence be felt.
Then she addressed the crowd telling them that there needs to be female diversity. It’s time to start empowering these women. (Watch)
Jennifer Lawrence, her wine and heels –
This was at the after party, watching her try to balance her heels while climbing over a chair elicted all sorts of memes on social media
During common’s performance he called out the NRA for standing in the way of gun control, he showed support for the dreamers and people in the shithole countries including Mexico and Haiti
Kumail Nanjiani & Lupita Nyong’o who came into America as immigrants turned celebrities spoke out for dreamers
A Mexican Migrant Guillermo Del Toro won one of the most prestigious awards of the night (best director). As quoted In his acceptance speech;
“I am an immigrant, “just like Salma Hayek, Gael García Bernal, “And in the last 25 years, I’ve been living in a country all of our own. Part of it is here, part of it is in Europe, part of it is everywhere. Because I think the greatest thing that art does, and that our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand when the world tells us to make them deeper.
Next year Jimmy Kimmel can just hand over his mike to Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph showed up together to present an award, they were simply hilarious. They were literally holding their heels claiming their ankles hurt. They joked about Oscar so white; it was just fun watching them- everyone agrees they should simply host the next Oscars
Kobe Bryant animated short film – Dear basket ball earned him an Oscar
The poem/ film is simply dedicated to his love for basketball.In his acceptance speech, he threw a jab at fox news host who was a Trump supporter that suggested he shut up and dribble.
Before we go, say hello to Nicole Kidman’s blue dress, – she slay