Tonight, the Hollywood awards season reaches its climax, with the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. From the moment the nominations were announced in January, this year's awards turned into a battle: Guillermo del Toro's fantasy, The Shape of Water, topped the list with 13 nominations, while the epic epic of war of Christopher Nolan Dunkirk arrived with eight. Just behind with seven nominations was Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, anchored by the outstanding performance of Frances McDormand (and Oscar nominee), while Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread and Gary Oldman's Darkest Hour were tied with six nominations each.
But apart from the renowned nominees, this year's field also offered the opportunity for some truly transforming Oscar moments. The nomination to the best director of Greta Gerwig puts it in competition for being the second woman in winning the prize in the history of the Oscar, whereas a victory for the director of photography of Mudbound Rachel Morrison would make the first woman in the history in winning the category.
We will be tracking all the winners of the night, so keep it closed until the final moments of the 90th Academy Awards.
Achievement in Makeup and Hairdressing
The darkest hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
Victoria and Abdul, Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
Wonder, Arjen Tuiten
Performance of an actor in a supporting role
Willem Dafoe, the Florida project
Woody Harrelson, three posters outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The shape of water
Christopher Plummer, all the money in the world
Sam Rockwell, three posters outside of Ebbing, Missouri