Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri wins big while other Irish nominees go home empty handed.
County Carlow’s Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress in the 2018, missed out of an Oscar as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star Frances McDormand, stole the show on Sunday night giving a rousing acceptance speech about gender and racial diversity in the film industry.
The Oscar’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, joked the McDormand was likely to win an Emmy Award for her moving acceptance speech, having received a coveted Oscar statuette for her role in the Martin McDonagh drama.
This was the third nomination for Ronan, for her role in the Greta Gerwig directed, coming of age movie. It was a second Oscar’s win for McDormand, who previously won for her role in the Coen Brother’s movie, Fargo.
Sadly, Lady Bird, which was nominated in five categories, went home empty-handed.
Martin McDonagh missed out on the Best Movie award to Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water and the Best Original Screenplay to Jordan Peele's Get Out.
The Shape of Water was the biggest winner of the night winning Best Picture, Director, Music and Production Design.
McDonagh’s, Three Billboards, also saw Sam Rockwell walk away with Best Supporting Actor award. In his acceptance speech he paid tribute to the London Irish filmmaker.
Rockwell said “I wouldn't be standing here if it wasn't for you.
“I want to do ten other movies with you. I love you."
Sam Rockwell dedicates his Oscar to the late (and so great) Philip Seymour Hoffman pic.twitter.com/hoKuzB21bm— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 5, 2018
The Irish animation feature The Breadwinner, a creation of Cartoon Saloon, based in County Kilkenny, lost out on the Best Animated Feature award to the Disney Pixar feature, Coco.
The Irish nominated costume designer Consolata Boyle, shortlisted for her work on Victoria and Abdul, starring Judi Dench, lost out to Phantom Thread's Mark Bridges.
Other big winners were Gary Old, named Best Actor, for The Darkest Hour and Allison Janney who scooped Best Supporting Actress for her role in I, Tonya.
History was also made at the 2018 Oscars when James Ivory become the oldest person ever to win an award. He walked away with the Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name at the age of 89.
Here's some highlights for the 2018 Oscar Awards:
Here’s a full rundown of the 2018 Oscars winner:
Best Picture - The Shape of Water
Best Director - Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Actress - Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor - Gary OIdman, Darkest Hour
Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actress - Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best Adapted Screenplay - James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
Best Original Screenplay - Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Foreign Language Film - A Fantastic Woman
Best Documentary Feature - Icarus, Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
Best Animated Feature Film - Coco, Lee Unkrich and Darla K Anderson
Best Original Score - The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
Best Original Song - Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Best Animated Short Film - Dear Basketball, Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
Best Documentary Short Film - Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefel
Best Live Action Short Film - The Silent Child, Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
Best Cinematography - Blade Runner 2049, Roger A Deakins
Best Production Design - The Shape of Water, Paul D Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeffrey A Melvin
Best Visual Effects - Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R Hoover
Best Film Editing - Dunkirk, Lee Smith
Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
Best Costume Design - Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges
Best Sound Editing - Dunkirk, Richard King and Alex Gibson
Best Sound Mixing - Dunkirk, Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo and Mark Weingarten