Oscars 2018: Prizes for Shape of Water, McDormand and Oldman, Surprise Snacks for Unsuspecting Moviegoers 

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If anyone followed the rules of Tasting Table's "ultimate Academy Awards drinking game" while watching the Oscar broadcast Sunday night, there's a good chance they're nursing a serious hangover. The drinking game rules included:
  • Take a sip every time someone thanks either the Academy, their mother or their family
  • Take a sip each time a winner references any of their fellow nominees
  • Take a swig when someone gets played off the stage during their acceptance speech
  • Take a swig every time the camera pans to Meryl Streep
  • Finish your drink when someone wins their first Oscar
All of those things happened more than once as the ABC telecast stretched to three hours and 50 minutes.

The marathon included a number of heartfelt speeches and superb musical numbers, but the real icebreaker of the evening came when host Jimmy Kimmel persuaded a star-studded entourage—including Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong'o, Emily Blunt, Margot Robbie, Gal Gadot and Lin-Manuel Miranda—to leave the ceremony and walk across the street to a neighboring cinema, surprising an unsuspecting audience of moviegoers. The stars treated the audience to candy, submarine sandwiches and wieners shot out of hot dog cannons.

"I just want to say there's a strong aroma of marijuana in this theater," said Kimmel upon arriving in the cinema. "I notice you don't have any snacks; and considering the smell in this theater, who would like a hot dog?"


Following the debacle at the 2017 ceremony when the wrong Best Picture winner was  announced, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were invited to return to reveal the 2018 Best Picture winner.

"Presenting is lovelier the second time around," said Dunaway.

This year, things went off without a hitch, and Beatty announced the Best Picture winner was The Shape of Water.

The other big winners of the evening were:

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Best Actress: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Actor: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Original Song: "Remember Me" (Coco)
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)
Best Foreign Film: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
Best Animated Film: Coco
Best Feature Documentary: Icarus


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