By Rhayla Huff
The Oscars occured this weekend and I have mixed feelings for the entire night. Jimmy Kimmel redeemed himself this year, but should probably not host any more Oscars to come. The skit with his “nine-year-old-self” was cringy, and entering a screening of A Wrinkle In Time to pass out snacks was a bit much.
The Feminist Movement was strong this year and Frances McDormand asked all of the nominated women to stand during her speech. She took the time to thank them and dedicated her speech to the women that were fighting for equality. The scale tips slightly for DACA and Dreamers, when Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani introduced themselves as immigrants, appealing on the side of Dreamers.
The winners this year were mixed, but The Shape of Water took home the Best Picture award. Dunkirk and The Darkest Hour came close, Gary Oldman winning Best Actor after decades. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won Best Actress and Supporting Actor. Get Out secured a single award for Best Original Screenplay, where Jordan Peele spoke of how he gave up many times before finishing the movie. Overall, the Oscars were entertaining and while some more deserving films could have won Best Picture, many seemed long-awaited.