T he 90th Academy Awards aka Oscars were recently held at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, the film with maximum (13) nominations, won four Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture. Christopher Nolan’s World War II film Dunkirk was the big winner. It was nominated in 8 categories and won three Academy Awards. It was followed by Martin Mcdonagh’s black comedy Three Billboards Ebbing Missouri; it was nominated for seven Oscars and won two prominent awards – Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.
The academy also honoured late Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi in its In Memoriam section. Shashi Kapoor had passed away at the age of 79 in December 2017 while Sridevi died of ‘accidental drowning’ in Dubai in February.