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What did people think of the 2018 Oscars?
Mar 6, 2018 at 12:31 AM

The Quick Facts

  • On Sunday evening, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 90th Academy Awards in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
  • During the ceremony, "The Shape of Water" won Best Picture and its director, Guillermo del Toro, won Best Director.
  • Frances McDormand won Best Actress for her work in the drama, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Gary Oldman won Best Actor for portraying Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
  • The ceremony emphasized themes of inclusivity and diversity with many ads and speeches focused on empowering women and minority groups.
  • Initial estimates indicate that television ratings for these Oscars were at an all-time low.

Food For Thought

Should the 2018 Academy Awards be classified as a success, failure or something in between? Did it handle topics like #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite effectively?

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