Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren both looking fabulous present the Best Actor award to Gary Oldman, for his magisterial performance as Sir Winston Churchhill in “The Darkest Hour.” He thanks his 99-year-old mother. “Put the kettle on.” He was once on my show for “Soldier, Sailor, Tinker, Spy”
Frances McDormand wearing a very nice looking outfit for a change, gave her usual rousing speech. Making every nominee in the audience stand up, and with her. She put her Oscar down to do this. And ended with the words “Inclusion Rider.” In think that somehow referred to equal finances. For men and women. She was so nervous. She was really shaking. And she’s given better.“The Shape of Water” wins Best Picture. This is Mexico’s greatest night.