Vastavam web: Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney won supporting actor Oscars on Sunday, while Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel dove into Hollywood’s most embarrassing moments – sexual misconduct and last year’s best picture blunder.Rockwell, the front-runner for the Academy Award, took home the trophy for his role as a racist, dim-witted police officer in Fox Searchlight dark comedy“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
“A Fantastic Woman,” Chile’s groundbreaking story about a transgender woman, played by transgender actress Daniela Vega, won best foreign language film.Opening the show before an A-list audience of actors and filmmakers, many of whom have reported being victims of sexual harassment, Kimmel pulled no punches about the elephant in the room.
“He keeps his hands where you can see them, he never says a rude word and most importantly he has no penis at all. He is literally a statue of limitations. That’s the kind of man we need more of,” Kimmel quipped.Referring to Fox Searchlight’s 13-time Oscar-nominated fantasy romance“The Shape of Water,” in which a cleaning lady falls in love with a mysterious river creature, Kimmel joked:
“We will always remember this year as the year men screwed up so badly that women started dating fish.”Sunday’s best picture Oscar – presented at the end of the 3-1/2-hour show – is seen as a close race between“The Shape of Water,”“Three Billboards” and Universal Pictures racial satire“Get Out.”
“Three Billboards,” the tale of an angry woman seeking justice for her daughter’s killer, scooped multiple honors earlier this year, but“Get Out,” a bold horror movie that became a talking point around modern-day race relations in America, appears to have gained momentum in the last two weeks, awards pundits say .