The Oscars came and went, and with them, a new Best Picture was born: Guillermo del Toro’s “A Shape of Water,” a movie about a woman who falls in love with has sex with a fish man, is the follow-up to last year’s “Moonlight.”
What else happened?
Oh, the things you’d expect. Frances McDormand won Best Actress. Gary Oldman, ahem, won Best Actor. Jimmy Kimmel put on a brave face and made jokes about problematic men in Hollywood. Tiffany Haddish materialized onto the stages of our hearts in that white dress again. There were montages.
Some surprising moments were had, too. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won Best Original Screenplay, while James Ivory’s “Call Me by Your Name” nabbed Best Adapted. (Hey, Academy, you apparently weren’t all wrong.) Twitter wondered whether or not to create a hashtag for #InclusionWriter or #InclusionRider. Loads of otherwise boringly suited men swaddled themselves in velvet. Sufjan Stevens and Kobe Bryant were there.
Dying to know more? Great.
A select (read: available) group of HuffPost writers and editors live-blogged the ceremony, paying especially close attention to the prospect of a “What Women Want” reboot. Priscilla Frank, our very own arts and culture reporter, provided crucial drawings, too. Enjoy.
Read live updates below: