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Written by Jack Hopkins on 5th March 2018

It was the 90th Academy Awards last night and yet again there were more records broken, emotional acceptance speeches and controversial on-stage jokes.

It would be rude not to start with Gary Oldman. An actor that has been consistently plugging away at a variety of roles, from playing Dracula to portraying Winston Churchill – he’s done it all. It’s his performance as the wartime Prime Minister that has sealed the critically acclaimed award for Gaz, though. His acceptance speech was just as momentous, crediting his 99 year-old mother who was watching the ceremony from her sofa.

Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win the Best Original Screenplay for the incredible Get Out. His film has become an absolute game-changer, pushing the boundaries of race relations and blurring the divide between comedy and drama to deliver an incredible debut masterpiece.

Kobe Bryant added to his 5 Championship rings after winning the Oscar for Best Animated Short for his brilliant production, Dear Basketball. It was an emotional night for one of the greatest basketball players of all time, stating that he felt “better than winning a Championship.”

After receiving 14 nominations over a 35 year career, British cinematographer Roger Deakins has finally won for his work on Blade Runner 2049. The 68 year-old has an incredible catalogue of work, featuring Barton Fink, The Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski and many more so it’s brilliant to see him finally win.

Congratulations to everyone who won and to anyone who managed to stay awake and watch it!

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