Jordan Peele The First Black Screenwriter To Win Best Original Screenplay:
Jordan Peele’s Best Original Screenplay win last night for "Get Out" made history. The former Comedy Central star is now the first black screenwriter to win an Oscar in that category.
After accepting his award, Peele still seemed to be in shock that he actually took home the trophy, tweeting, “I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?” But many celebs were quick to take to social media to congratulate him on his honor, including his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key, who tweeted, "Congrats to my partner in laughs @JordanPeele on his first Oscar.”
Source: The Daily Mail
Rita Moreno Wears Her 1962 Oscar Dress To Last Night’s Awards – Anyone who was alive in 1962 and watched the Oscars may have experienced a little bit of déjà vu last night. That’s because Oscar winner Rita Moreno wore the same dress she wore to the 1962 event.
Moreno, who is now 86, had on that same black and gold gown she wore when she won her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “West Side Story.” According to the actress, who is an EGOT winner, the skirt was made from a material traditionally used to make Japanese kimonos.
And Rita wasn’t the only actress re-using a dress. Faye Dunaway, who returned to the show for a do-over of the Best Picture announcement, wore the same Esteban Cortazar dress she wore for last year’s show.
Tiffany Haddish wore her favorite dress to the Academy Awards.
She’s worn it several times, starting with the red carpet premiere of last summer’s comedy Girls Trip. Tiffany wore it a second time in November to host Saturday Night Live.
She explained during the opening monologue, (quote) “My whole team told me it’s taboo to wear it twice. I don’t give a dang about no taboo. This is an Alexander McQueen gown. It’s a 4,000 dollar dress. I’ll wear this dress multiple times! Real talk.”
True to her word, last night Tiffany had on the same Alexander McQueen to present at the Oscars. As she's joked before, (quote) “I feel like I should be able to wear what I want. When I want. How many times I want -- as long as I FeBreze it!”
Talk About It:
- Social media already nominated Tiffany Haddish to replace Jimmy Kimmel as host of the Academy Awards. Tiffany said last night (quote) "If I'm paid, I'm down. 'Cause, you know, I got bills to pay. I gotta pay for these dresses." (Entertainment Tonight)
- Tiffany wore on to the stage Ugg slippers under her Alexander McQueen!
- She’s working hard for new endorsement deals with Uggs and Febreze. Tiffany already reps Groupon.
- She and Maya Rudolph presented two awards -- Best Animated Short and Live Action Short.
- Future NBA hall-of-famer Kobe Bryant won an Oscar in the animated short Dear Basketball.
Celebs Party at the Governor’s Ball:
After the Oscars most of the big celebs hit the many Hollywood after parties, including the official Governor’s Ball, in which winners, nominees, presenters and more got to enjoy a bash curated by chef Wolfgang Puck.
To celebrate the show’s 90th anniversary, the party featured artifacts from classic films, as well as behind-the scenes footage from movies, and statuettes from the past. It also included a meal of Miyazaki wagyu beef (the most expensive beef in the world) which was ordered three years ago from Japan, as well as smoked salmon Oscars, truffle macaroni and cheese, mini-chicken potpies, 40 pounds of caviar and more.
Source: ABC News
Best Original Song Winner Is Now A Double EGOT:
When Robert Lopez won his Oscar for Best Original Song for writing the “Coco” tune “Remember Me” he made a little bit of history. The composer is now the only person in the world who can boast he’s a double EGOT winner.
An EGOT winner is someone who’s won all four major entertainment awards, an Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony, and as of now there are only 12 individuals who can claim the title. Well, Lopez has actually one each of those awards twice, and in some cases more.
Lopez has won multiple Tonys for “Book of Mormon” and “Avenue Q,” Oscars for “Coco” and the “Frozen” song “Let It Go,” two Daytime Emmys for his work on the children’s series “Wonder Pets,” and three GRAMMYS, Best Musical Theater Album ("Book of Mormon"), Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media ("Frozen") and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Let It Go”).
And that’s not all. At 43, he is also the youngest person ever to achieve an EGOT.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Real Reason Jodie Foster Was In Crutches:
When Jodie Foster took the stage with Jennifer Lawrence to present the Best Actress winner last night she hobbled out on crutches, joking that Meryl Streep“I, Tonya’ed” her, referring to the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal But the truth of her injury is a bit more common place.
A rep for the actress tells “People” that the truth is she injured herself a few weeks ago while skiing.
Gary Oldman’s Win Blasted Because Of Abuse Allegations: While Gary Oldman is probably still celebrating his Oscar win for Best Actor, the Internet isn’t too happy with his trophy. It seems his win has sparked social media to remind people of 2001 allegations by his ex-wife that he hit her in the face with a telephone, allegations which he has denied.
But the denial didn’t stop folks from taking to social media to blast Oldman’s honor. “Strange that Gary Oldman didn’t thank his publicist for keeping all of those domestic violence assault allegations from getting too much coverage this awards season,” film blogger Jon Adams wrote, while “Entertainment Weekly’s” Dana Schwartz added, “Was Gary Oldman a secret agent sent to ruin my evening, and possibly my life?” Source: New York Post
*The Shape of Water was the big winner at Sunday night's 90th Academy Awards, which was short on surprises.
*Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway returned to the Oscars after their epic mix-up at last year's ceremony. They announced The Shape of Water as Best Picture. And this time the duo got it right on the first try.
*Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for The Shape of Water. He became the third Mexican-born filmmaker to be so honored. He said, "The greatest thing that art does, and that our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand." The fantasy flick, which had a leading 13 nominations, also took home Best Original Score.
As expected, Frances McDormand was named Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In an emotional speech, she asked the female nominees in the audience to stand. She then made a plea for more stories from women. “We all have stories to tell. Invite us into your offices and we’ll tell you all about them.”
Gary Oldman was named Best Actor for his turn as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. He said, “I’ve lived in America for the longest time and I’m deeply grateful 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 now Oscar.”
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) won in the supporting acting categories.
All of the acting honorees as well as del Toro and The Shape of Water also won at this year's Golden Globes.
Jordan Peele became the first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay. He said he stopped writing Get Out "20 times" because he didn't believe it would ever get made. "But I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone would let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it. So I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie."
In his monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel joked about last year’s infamous Best Picture mixup, sexual harassment and Donald Trump. “Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood,” Kimmel said. “And there’s a good reason why. He keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and most importantly he has no penis at all. He is literally a statue of limitations.” He ended the monologue by saying that whoever had the shortest speech of the night would win a jet ski. It went to Mark Bridges, who won for Best Costume Design. (Jimmy's best jokes.)
The night's big comedy bit came when Jimmy brought a slew of celebs, including Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, to a movie theater across the street from the ceremony to thank real-life moviegoers.
Harvey Weinstein accusers Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra introduced a tribute video to the #MeToo movement and inclusion in Hollywood.
Rita Moreno, who presented the award for Best Foreign Language Film, wore the exact same dress she wore to accept her Oscar in 1962 for West Side Story.
Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The former NBA star wrote Dear Basketball, in which he talks about his love of the game on the eve of his retirement.
During the "In Memoriam," Eddie Vedder performed Tom Petty's "Room at the Top." Among the late celebs who remembered: Chuck Berry, Harry Dean Stanton, John Heard, Martin Landau, Roger Moore, Don Rickles and Jerry Lewis.
Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster presented the award for Best Actress, replacing Casey Affleck, who bailed on the ceremony.
Best Original Song nominees performed. They were Mary J. Blige (Mudbound); Common and Andra Day (Marshall); Gael Garcia Bernal, Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade (Coco); Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman); and Sufjan Stevens (Call Me by Your Name).