Oscars 2018: Female empowerment takes centre stage

It is the glitziest award ceremony of the year and this year, Hollywood gathered for the annual Oscars ceremony amid the Wakandan spirit swooping the world.

The 90th Academy Awards was a night of female empowerment, as women appeared in numbers on stage. They talked up their colleagues and showed they will not be silenced.

Hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, this year’s event had, humour, glitz, glamour and glory. And the Brits had a good night as Gary Oldman won Best Actor and a former Hollyoaks actress won Best Short Film.

Guillermo Del Toro won his first Best Director Oscar for The Shape of Water – which also picked up Best Film.

Hot favourite Gary Oldman picked up the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

And Christopher Nolan’s epic Dunkirk picked up three sound and editing awards. Although Mary J Blige was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Mudbound, Allison Janney bagged the award for I.Tonya.

The winner of the Best Actress Award for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, used her time on stage to good effect.

In a rousing speech, Frances McDormand got all the female nominees in the theatre on their feet to highlight the breadth of talent – then declared they needed the money and backing to get their films made into reality.

And she signed off with two powerful words: “Inclusion rider.” She then curtsied to Meryl Streep as she left the stage.

Although, The Golden Globes was a sea of black as Hollywood showed solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, the Oscars red carpet was its usual riot of colour.

TNT Entertainment

Photo Credit: E! News

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