The 90th Academy Awards ccomess amid a tumultuous period for Hollywood. #MeToo and the “Time’s Up” movements will cast a long shadow over the ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second year in a row. And the wide-open best picture race could make for some suspense in the final minutes of the show.
Allison Janney is now an Academy Award winner.
The actress took home her first Oscar for best supporting actress for ‘I, Tonya’ during 90th annual Academy Awards.
In her acceptance speech, Janney joked “I did it all myself!” before going on to thank her collaborators on the film and as well as veteran actor Joanne Woodward, with whom she appeared in the 1993 TV movie Blind Spot.
After taking a moment, she added, “Nothing further from the truth. Thank you to the Academy. My fellow nominees: you represent everything that is good and right and human about this profession. You are all extraordinary.”
She continued to thank screenwriter Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, director Craig Gillespie, and “a cast and crew and bird that elevated my work.”
Janney, who explained that she “did not see this coming,” also took a moment to thank her fellow nominees, “You represent everything that is good and right and human.”
Janney concluded her speech by dedicating her award to her younger brother Hal. She said, “This is for Hal. You’re always in my heart.”
This was the first Oscar nomination and win for Janney, who has collected seven Emmys for her TV career.
Janney beat Mary J Blige (‘Mudbound’), Lesley Manville (‘Phantom Thread’), Laurie Metcalf (‘Lady Bird’), and Octavia Spencer (‘The Shape of Water’).
Sam Rockwell dedicates Oscar win to his ‘old buddy’ Philip Hoffman
After winning every Supporting Actor Award in every possible award ceremony this year, Rockwell just made his unforgettable run in Hollywood even more special as he took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 90th Annual Academy Awards for his work in ‘Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’.
The actor dedicated his award to legendary veteran actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and gave a shout-out to him by saying, “This is for my old buddy, Phil Hoffman.”
Rockwell continued his acceptance speech by saying, “I’d like to thank the Academy – never thought I’d say those words!” he said. He also thanked his costars, the “formidable” Frances McDormand and “fantastic” Woody Harrelson, as well as recognizing his fellow nominees in the category. “You guys rock, you inspire me, and you always have.”
He then told a charming story about the love of movies that his parents instilled in him.
“When I was eight years old I was called into the principal’s office and my father was looking very solemn and he said, ‘We gotta go, it’s grandma.’ When we got in the car, I said, ‘What’s wrong with grandma?’ and he said, ‘Nothing, we’re going to the movies.’ My mom and dad’s love of movies became my love of movies,” noted Rockwell.
The Oscar win essentially completes Rockwell’s sweep of awards season. In addition to today’s result, the 49-year-old actor previously emerged victorious at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, SAG Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and BAFTA Awards.
Rockwell beat out Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World).
Kazuhiro Tsuji won the award for ‘Best Makeup and Hairstyling Award’ for Gary Oldman’s Transformation in ‘The Darkest Hour’.
While Mark Bridges won the ‘Best Costume Design’ for his work in ‘Phantom Thread’.