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The Oscars celebrate 90 years

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Airing on March 4 on ABC, the Academy Awards that honor the best films of 2017 celebrated its 90th anniversary. The ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles where nominees competed to take home an Oscar in one of the 24 categories designated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

During the ceremony, popular movies like “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Darkest Hour,” “Get Out” and “Dunkirk” were recognized. They were nominated for multiple awards, but the winners may have been different than people imagined.

For example, Entertainment Weekly picked “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” to take home the top prize for Best Original Screenplay, but the surprise winner was “Get Out.”

In addition to a few surprises, winners’ speeches were quite moving. When Guillermo Del Toro and the cast of “The Shape of Water” accepted their award for Best Picture, Del Toro reminisced about his childhood in Mexico.

“I was a kid enamored with movies, growing up in Mexico. I thought this could never happen–it happens,” Del Toro said.

Along with Del Toro, Gary Oldman, who starred in “Darkest Hour,” spoke from his heart when accepting his award for Best Actor.

“My deepest thanks to the Academy and its members for this glorious prize. I owe this and so much more to so many. I have lived in America for the longest time, and I am deeply greatly to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me. My home, my livelihood, my family, and an Oscar,” Oldman said.

As well, to show their continued support for the Time’s Up and the #MeToo movements, ceremony attendees wore pins, and some actors addressed the movements in their speeches or in interviews with press before and after the show.

Actress Francis McDormand is a big supporter of the #MeToo movement.

“It doesn’t end here,” McDormand said backstage after winning the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

“The whole idea of women trending? No. Not trending. African-Americans trending? No. Not trending. It changes now, and I think the inclusion rider will have something to do with that. Right? Power in rules,” McDormand said.

Some of the big Oscar winners include:

-Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”

-Best Actress: Frances Mcdormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Best Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

-Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro, “The Shape of water”

-Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

-Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I Tonya”

-Best Animated Screenplay: “Coco,” Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

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