The 90th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, were held on March 4. They are one of the world’s most famous movie awards and are held annually in Los Angeles, U.S.A. The movie ‘The Shape of Water’ won the Best Picture award. The Best Actress in a Leading Role award went to Frances McDormand for her role in the movie ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’. The Best Actor in a Leading Role award went to Gary Oldman for his role in the movie ‘Darkest Hour’. The Best Animated Feature Film award was won by ‘Coco’. You can see the other winners here.

The first Oscars were held in 1929. The winners at the Awards are given an “Oscar”, a 13½-inch tall statuette of a knight on a reel of film holding a sword. It is unclear how the nickname came about, but one popular story is that a librarian who worked for the Academy mentioned that the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar.



There was a fiasco at an Oscar after party. McDormand lost her Oscar. A man named Terry Bryant was found at the party with her Oscar, and he has been charged for stealing it. While at the party, he even posted a video on Facebook with the Oscar.

Here is a preview for one of the Oscar Animated Film nominees called ‘Loving Vincent’.

The film is about the painter Vincent van Gogh. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters.

Did you know?

The Razzie Awards, also known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, were held a day before the Oscars in Los Angeles. These are considered to be an “Academy Awards spoof”. Oscars celebrate the best in films, whereas Razzies pick the worst. The worst picture award went to ‘The Emoji Movie’. The worst actress award went to Tyler Perry for her role in ‘BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween’. The worst actor award went to Tom Cruise for his role in ‘The Mummy’.

Did you know?

Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year-old ban on movie theaters and held the first public screening of a movie earlier this year. The Emoji Movie was the first movie screened.


Image Credits: for the image of McDormand, for the images of the Oscar logo and the statuette
Sources:,, Los Angeles Times,