UPDATE @ 3.00 PM | Gold Coaster Margot Robbie has missed out on a gold statue at the 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Robbie, who was nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of American figure skater Tonya Harding in I,Tonya, lost the top gong to actress Frances McDormand, the star of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
McDormand made an empowering acceptance speech where she asked every female nominee in the room to stand, before going on to say: “Look around ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.”
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She then ended her speech with just two words… “inclusion rider”.
Social media instantly lit up with dozens of people questioning the term, however American comedian and Actress Whitney Cummings quickly came to the rescue…
an inclusion rider is something actors put into their contracts to ensure gender and racial equality in hiring on movie sets. We should support this for a billion reasons, but if you can’t find a reason to, here’s one: it will make movies better.
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) March 5, 2018
Film editor Lee Smith was the only Aussie to win an Oscar this year, taking home the statue for Best Film Editing for Dunkirk.
Below is a full list of the 2018 Oscar winners:
Best supporting actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best makeup and hair: Darkest Hour
Best costume design: Phantom Thread
Best documentary: Icarus
Best sound editing: Dunkirk
Best sound mixing: Dunkirk
Best production design: The Shape of Water
Best foreign language film: A Fantastic Woman
Best supporting actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best animated short: Dear Basketball
Best animated film: Coco
Best visual effects: Blade Runner 2049
Best editing: Dunkirk
Best documentary short: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Best live action short: The Silent Child
Best adapted screenplay: Call Me by Your Name
Best original screenplay: Get Out
Best cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Best score: The Shape of Water
Best song: Remember Me, Coco
Best director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best picture: The Shape of Water
EARLIER @ 7.00 AM | Hollywood’s biggest night is finally here and all of our fingers and toes are crossed for our local Gold Coast girl Margot Robbie!
The 27-year-old is about to hit the red carpet in Los Angeles for the 90th Academy Awards, where she is nominated for best actress for her portrayal of American figure skater Tonya Harding in I,Tonya.
Robbie is up against some tough competition including three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep, Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand and Saoirse Ronan, but we believe our Queensland star has what it takes to take out the top gong!
She’s not the only Aussie hoping to take home a Gold Statue – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson are up for best live action short for their short film The Eleven O’Clock, while Australian film and television editor Paul Machliss is up for Best Film Editing for Baby Driver.
Dunkirk editor Lee Smith is also up for Best Film Editing and is a favourite to take out the category.
Aussies can watch all the action from the 2018 Academy Awards on Channel Nine from 11.00am local time.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 4, 2018