Soak it In

For years I’ve been saying that if someone finally makes a movie about a mute woman who has a romantic relationship with an amphibious creature being held in captivity at a top secret research facility, it would absolutely kill. And indeed, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water took home best picture (and three other awards) at a relatively tame Academy Awards. Here’s a look at all the winners.

+ Frances McDormand’s Best Actress acceptance speech was the most memorable of the evening. And she turned people onto the concept of Inclusion Riders. In 2016, Stacy Smith introduced the idea during a Ted Talk on the data behind Hollywood’s sexism. “What if those A-listers simply added an equity clause or an inclusion rider into their contract?” (As if McDormand’s night wasn’t exciting enough, someone ripped off her Oscar at an after-party. She got it back. He got arrested.)

+ Rolling Stone: The 20 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments of Oscars 2018.

+ And yes, there were snubs and surprises.

+ Buzzfeed: Remarkable Human Tiffany Haddish Has Now Worn The Same Dress Three Times. Truly revolutionary …for a famous person. (This is the first time I’ve felt represented at the Oscars. I wear pretty much the same thing every day.)

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