Edited by: Raghda Ashraf
Last night, Hollywood’s Dolby theater in Los Angeles, California, witnessed the 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by the comedian Jimmy Kimmel for the second year in a row!
After numerous nominations and a fierce competition, here is the list of the Oscar winners.
” The shape of water” stole the night by winning 4 awards out of 13 nominations, including best picture, best director (Guillermo del Toro), best music (original score) by Alexandre Desplat, and best production design.
Best actor in a leading role went to Gary Oldman for his role in “Darkest Hour”. Whereas Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won best actress in a leading role and best-supporting actor respectively for their roles in “Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri“.
“Dunkrik“ cast had a memorable night by winning 3 awards out of 8 nominations, coming second after “The shape of water“. The awards included best sound editing, best sound mixing, and best film editing.
And as expected, Pixar Animation Studios’ “Coco“ won best-animated feature beating out Vincent van Gogh biographical animated drama “Loving Vincent”, “The Breadwinner”, the gentle comedy “Ferdinand”, and “Boss Baby”. Not just that, but “Remember me” from the same movie won best original song for this year.
Moreover, “last men in Aleppo” the first Syrian produced film, written and directed by Feras Fayadwas nominated for the best documentary feature. The movie documents the misery suffered by Syrians in Aleppo and highlights the humanitarian role of ” White Helmets” organization, which aim for providing a peaceful and dignified future for all Syrians.
Last but not least, in a compassionate and generous gesture, Rachel Shenton, winner of best live action short film “The silent child“ gave her speech in sign language! The actress fulfilled her promise to the 6 years old leading actress of the movie presenting a deaf girl who is taught sign language “in our world of silence” as she described.
We are all eager for 2018’s movies and a stronger competition in 2019 Oscars.