The 2018 Oscar Winners

We’ll be updating live all night with the winners and analysis as they’re announced. Plus, a list of the categories in the order they’ll be presented.
2018 Oscar Winners
By  · Published on March 4th, 2018

We’ll be updating live all night with the winners and analysis as they’re announced.

The 90th Academy Awards are tonight. More specifically, they air on ABC this evening of March 4th at 8 pm EST. Whether you’re watching along or just keeping tabs via the Internet, you should do so with us. On this page, we’ll be updating the 2018 Oscar winners as they’re announced and providing analysis for every category.

You can also follow Film School Rejects on Twitter: @OnePerfectShot. If you’d like to see what we think will win in each category, check out our 2018 Oscar predictions.

Categories in order of presentation

Winners in Red below.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Analysis: Not a huge surprise, as Rockwell was a hot name in this category. Here comes Three Billboards right out of the gate.

Makeup and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul


Analysis: No surprise here. That Gary Oldman makeup was a winner.

Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

Analysis: The entire movie was built for a Costume Design Oscar.

Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman
Faces Places, Agnes Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
Icarus, Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
Last Men in Aleppo, Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, and Soren Steen Jespersen
Strong Island, Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

Analysis: You can watch Icarus on Netflix right now. Or later. Whenever, really.

Sound Editing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049

The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Analysis: Here comes the war movie to take all y’all’s Oscars.

Sound Mixing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Analysis: The Academy loves the sound of a good war movie.

Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Analysis: As if there was any doubt. It’s Shape of Water all the way.

Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman, Chili
Loveless, Russia
The Insult, Lebanon
The Square, Sweden
On Body and Soul, Hungary

Analysis: In the night’s first big surprise, it’s the Chilean film.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Analysis: Did she bring the bird?

Animated Short Film

Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Analysis: Kobe Bryant just won an Oscar. This is our world now.

Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby, Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
Coco, Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
Ferdinand, Carlos Saldanha
Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

Analysis: Pixar won an Oscar? Crazy stuff, y’all.

Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Analytics: Wow, a lot of pundits (including us) had Apes. But Blade Runner 2049 is very deserving.

Film Editing

Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Analysis: An interesting, slightly surprising win for Lee Smith. Dunkirk continues to take technical awards.

Documentary Short Subject

Edith+Eddie, Laura Checkaway and Thomas Lee Wright
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefel
Heroin(e), Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
Knife Skills, Thomas Lennon
Traffic Stop, Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Analysis: People in LA do have strong feelings about the 405.

Live Action Short Film

DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

Analysis: Based on a limited amount of research, I am surprised.

Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Logan, Scott Frank and James Mangold and Michael Green, Story by James Mangold
Molly’s Game, Arron Sorkin
Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Analysis: James Ivory wins his first Oscar. Lovely.

Original Screenplay

The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, Story by Guillermo del Toro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Analysis: If you were rooting at home, this was such a tough category. All the faves. But also… JORDAN PEELE!


Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk, Hoyte Van Hoytema
Mudbound, Rachel Morrison
The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen


Original Score

Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell

Analysis: What a delightful score.

Original Song

Mighty River from Mudbound, Maru J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson
Mystery of Love from Call Me by Your Name, Sufjan Stevens
Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Stand Up for Something from Marshall, Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn
This is Me from The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Analysis: Not gonna let this one go… get it?

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Analysis: He shall be known forever as Oscar Winning Director Guillermo del Toro!

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Analysis: Gary Oldman has successfully negotiated with the tiger.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Meryl Streep, The Post
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Analysis: Frances McDormand was exceptional in Three Billboards. Her acceptance speech was dope as hell.

Best Picture

The Shape of Water
Get Out
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Phantom Thread
The Post
Darkest Hour
Call Me by Your Name

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