20 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments of Oscars 2018

From Kimmel's monologue to deserved wins (and unfortunate shut-outs), the highlights, low points and headscratchers from last night's Oscars

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Worst: Best Picture Takes the Path of Least Resistance
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Worst: Best Picture Takes the Path of Least Resistance

After 2017's wondrous Moonlight win, the Best Picture field suddenly felt more wide open than it ever had before. And this year's lineup included plenty of nominees that were both exquisitely realized and socially relevant – Get Out and Lady Bird chief among them. But the Academy opted to give its highest honors to Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, a film that, while beautiful and well-acted, isn't what you might call relevant. Sure, it's weird and features hot fish-on-woman action, and del Toro deserves an Oscar – but the movie is also cinematic comfort food, in a year when Hollywood, and the world at large, has received multiple shocks to the system. Considering how dedicated this year's ceremony was (at least on paper) to honoring risk-taking and diversity in the film industry, Water's win seems to indicate that, in practice, the Academy wants to keep telling itself the same old stories. JS

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