The 90th Academy Awards[1]​​ ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honoured the best films of 2017 and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018.[4] During the ceremony, AMPAS presened Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by American Broadcasting Company (ABC), produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss.[5] Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosed for a second consecutive year, making him the first person to host back-to-back ceremonies since Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998.[6]

In related events, the Academy held its 9th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 11, 2017.[8] On February 10, 2018, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by host Patrick Stewart.[9

Nominees

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced on January 23, 2018, at 5:22 a.m. PST (13:22 UTC), at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, via global live stream[10] from the Academy and by actors Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis.[12] The Shape of Water led all nominees with thirteen nominations; Dunkirk came in second with eight, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri came in third with seven.[13][14]

Awards    (*winners at top)[68]

Governors Awards

The Academy held its ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 11, 2017, during which the following awards were presented:[4]

Academy Honorary Awards
Special Achievement Academy Award

Films with multiple nominations

Films that received multiple nominations
NominationsFilmRef.
13The Shape of Water[4][4]
8Dunkirk[4]
7Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri[5][5]
6Darkest Hour[5][5]
Phantom Thread[5][5][5]
5Blade Runner 2049[5]
Lady Bird[5][5][6]
4Call Me by Your Name[6][6]
Get Out[6][6]
Mudbound[6][6][6][6]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi[6][8][8]
3Baby Driver[8]
I, Tonya[8][8]
2Beauty and the Beast[8]
Coco[8]
The Post 
Victoria & Abdul[8][8][8][9]

Presenters and performers

The following individuals will present awards or perform musical numbers.[9][9]

Presenters

Name(s)Role
Dern, LauraLaura Dern
Studi, WesWes Studi
Presenters of the award for Best Sound Editing[9]
Boseman, ChadwickChadwick BosemanIntroducer of the performance of Best Original Song nominee "Stand Up for Something"
Hammer, ArmieArmie HammerIntroducer of the performance of Best Original Song nominee "Mystery of Love"
Stewart, PatrickPatrick StewartPresenter of the segment of the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards
Davis, ViolaViola DavisPresenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor
ZendayaIntroducer of the performance of Best Original Song nominee "This Is Me"
Ali, MahershalaMahershala AliPresenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Stone, EmmaEmma StonePresenter of the award for Best Actor
McConaughey, MatthewMatthew McConaugheyPresenter of the award for Best Actress
John Bailey John Bailey (AMPAS president)TBA
Blunt, EmilyEmily BluntTBA
Bullock, SandraSandra BullockTBA
Chappelle, DaveDave ChappelleTBA
Derbez, EugenioEugenio DerbezTBA
Elgort, AnselAnsel ElgortTBA
Fonda, JaneJane FondaTBA
Foster, JodieJodie FosterTBA
Gadot, GalGal GadotTBA
Garner, JenniferJennifer GarnerTBA
Gerwig, GretaGreta GerwigTBA
González, EizaEiza GonzálezTBA
Haddish, TiffanyTiffany HaddishTBA
Hamill, MarkMark HamillTBA
Tom Holland Tom HollandTBA
Isaac, OscarOscar IsaacTBA
Judd, AshleyAshley JuddTBA
Kidman, NicoleNicole KidmanTBA
Miranda, Lin-ManuelLin-Manuel MirandaTBA
Mirren, HelenHelen MirrenTBA
Moreno, RitaRita MorenoTBA
Nanjiani, KumailKumail NanjianiTBA
Nyong'o, LupitaLupita Nyong'oTBA
Robbie, MargotMargot RobbieTBA
Rodriguez, GinaGina RodriguezTBA
Saint, Eva MarieEva Marie SaintTBA
Tran, Kelly MarieKelly Marie TranTBA
Vega, DanielaDaniela VegaTBA
Walken, ChristopherChristopher WalkenTBA

Performers

Name(s)RolePerformed
Harold WheelerMusical Arranger and ConductorOrchestral
Blige, Mary J.Mary J. BligePerformer"Mighty River" from Mudbound
Stevens, SufjanSufjan StevensPerformer"Mystery of Love" from Call Me by Your Name
Gael García Bernal
Miguel
Natalia Lafourcade
Performers"Remember Me" from Coco
Day, AndraAndra Day
Common, Common
Performers"Stand Up for Something" from Marshall
Settle, KealaKeala SettlePerformer"This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman

Records and firsts in history

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards represented many records and firsts in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Among the records and firsts include:

  • At the age of 89, director Agnès Varda became the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive award in Academy Award history (Best Documentary Feature for Faces Places).[9] James Ivory, who is just about one week younger than Varda, became the oldest man to be nominated for a competitive award in Academy Award history (Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name).
  • At the age of 88, Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to be nominated for a competitive award in Academy Award history (Best Supporting Actor for All the Money in the World), surpassing Gloria Stuart who was nominated for her performance in Titanic at the age of 87. In addition, he is both the oldest acting winner (Best Supporting Actor for Beginners in 2012) and oldest acting nominee of all time.[9]
  • Meryl Streep, with her twenty-first nomination, broke her own record and is still the most nominated performer of all time.[9]
  • John Williams, with his fifty-first nomination, broke his own record and is still most nominated living individual.[9]
  • Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman filmmaker to be nominated for Best Director.[9]
  • Jordan Peele became the fifth black filmmaker to be nominated for Best Director, as well as the first black filmmaker to receive nominations for producing, directing and writing in the same year, and the third filmmaker overall to ever do so for their directorial debut.[9]
  • Rachel Morrison became the first woman in Academy Award history to be nominated for Best Cinematography to with her nomination for Mudbound.[10][10]
  • With her nomination for Mudbound, Dee Rees is the first Black woman to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and the second Black woman to be nominated for writing since Suzanne de Passe for Lady Sings the Blues in 1973.[10]
  • With his nomination for Roman J. Israel, Esq., Denzel Washington is now the most honored Black actor and tied for the fifth-most honored actor in Academy Award history with eight nominations for acting.[10]
  • Octavia Spencer now ties with Viola Davis as the most-nominated Black actress in Academy Award history, with three nominations for acting.[10]
  • Carlos Saldanha is the first Brazilian to be nominated more than once.
  • Octavia Spencer and Denzel Washington are the first Black actors to earn consecutive Academy Award nominations.
  • Yance Ford is the first openly transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award.[10]

Ceremony information

 

Despite the mixed reception received from the preceding year's ceremony, the Academy rehired Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd as producers for the second consecutive year.[10] In May 2017, it was announced that Jimmy Kimmel will return as host for a second consecutive year.[10] Kimmel expressed that he was thrilled to be selected to MC the gala again, commenting, "Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl [Boone Isaacs], Dawn [Hudson], and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd. If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!"[10] Jimmy extensively campaigned for the ceremony, shooting several promos and discussions on his talk show.

On December 4, 2017, it was announced that the timing of the ceremony and its pre-show has been changed and both are scheduled to broadcast a half-hour earlier than prior telecasts.[10][12] In the first half of the nominations announcement pre-taped category introductions were included by actresses Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson and Michelle Yeoh.[12][12]

As per the tradition of the Academy, the previous year's Best Actor winner usually presents the Best Actress award for the next year's ceremony; in lieu of this, last year Best Actor winner Casey Affleck has reportedly decided not to attend the ceremony due to his sexual harassment allegations.[12][12]

Box office performance of nominated films

North American box office gross for Best Picture nominees[72]
FilmPre-nomination
(before Jan. 23)
Post-nomination
(Jan. 23 – Mar. 4)
Post-awards
(after Mar. 5)
Total
Dunkirk$188 million$188 million
Get Out$175.7 million$353,795$176 million
The Post$45.8 million$33.1 million$78.3 million
The Shape of Water$30.4 million$24.9 million$55.3 million
Darkest Hour$41.1 million$13.4 million$54.3 million
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri$32.3 million$17.9 million$50.1 million
Lady Bird$39.2 million$8.1 million$47.3 million
Phantom Thread$6.4 million$12.4 million$18.7 million
Call Me by Your Name$9.4 million$6.4 million$16.8 million
Total$568.2 million$116.5 million$684.7 million
Average$63.1 million$12.9 million$76.1 million

At the time of the nominations announcement on January 23, 2018, the combined gross of the nine Best Picture nominees at the North American box offices was $568.2 million, with an average of $63.1 million per film. When the nominations were announced, Dunkirk was the highest-grossing film among the Best Picture nominees with $188 million in domestic box office receipts. Get Out was the second-highest-grossing film with $175.6 million, followed by The Post ($45.7 million), Darkest Hour ($41 million), Lady Bird ($39.1 million), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ($32.2 million), The Shape of Water ($30.4 million), Call Me by Your Name ($9.1 million), and Phantom Thread ($6.3 million).[12]

Thirty-six nominations went to 15 films on the list of the top 50 grossing movies of the year. Of those 15 films, only Coco (12th), Logan (15th) Dunkirk (18th), Get Out (16th), The Boss Baby (19th), and Ferdinand (35th) were nominated for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature or any of the directing, acting or screenwriting awards. The other top 50 box-office hits that earned nominations were Star Wars: The Last Jedi (1st), Beauty and the Beast (2nd), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (8th), Kong: Skull Island (17th), War for the Planet of the Apes (20th), Wonder (33rd), The Greatest Showman (29th), Baby Driver (41st), and Blade Runner 2049 (36th).

See also