01:40 UTC: Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern are on stage to present the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Documentaries are movies or television programs that tell the facts about actual people and events.
And Oscar goes to…Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan for Icarus. This film led to the uncovering of a major international doping scandal in Russia sports. (You can watch this episode of News Words to help you better understand “doping.”)
01:32 UTC: The Oscar for Best Costume Design goes to Mark Bridges for Phantom Thread.
Earlier, the Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar went to Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick for Darkest Hour.
01:19 UTC: And the Oscar goes to…Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri!
This is his first-ever Oscar nomination and Oscar win.
In Three Billboards, Rockwell played police officer Jason Dixon. Rockwell said this of the film after its release: “It’s speaking to a lot of things that are going on in this country. It’s talking about racism and misogyny. Ultimately I think it’s about love and redemption, but I think it has a lot of anger in it — a healthy amount of anger.”
01:15 UTC: As always, the first Oscar of the night will be given to the winner of Best Supporting Actor. Here are the nominees:
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
01:05 UTC: Kimmel is discussing the Harvey Weinstein scandal that has rocked Hollywood and led to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements against sexual harassment and sexual assault. “We can’t let bad behavior slide anymore,” Kimmel said. “The world is watching us.”
01:00 UTC: The show has begun! Host Jimmy Kimmel is addressing the crowd and television audience. He has already made note of last year’s Best Picture announcement mistake; he told tonight’s winners not to come up to the stage to accept the Oscar right away. Of course, he is just joking.
00:45 UTC: The 2018 Academy Awards ceremony is about to begin. The event in Hollywood, California, is the biggest night in the American film industry. The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards Oscars to the year’s best movies and movie makers.
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While we wait for the action to begin, you can read about this year’s nominated films here.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is this year’s Oscars host. He also hosted last year’s event. That is when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty famously announced La La Land instead of Moonlight as the Best Picture winner. After the mistake was corrected, Kimmel told television viewers, “I promise I’ll never come back” to host another Oscars.
But Kimmel is back. And organizers are hoping this year’s ceremony avoids such a mistake!
Do you have a favorite film from the past year? Do you have predictions for this year’s Oscars? Let us know in the comments section!