Meanwhile 'Phantom Thread' only won one award, for costume design, but its recipient also won a jet ski as a reward for delivering the shortest acceptance speech of the evening, in a contest host Jimmy Kimmel devised during the show.
Sunday's (March 4) 90th annual Academy Awards may have been an exciting evening for those whose films won, but for those who worked on or were supporting Lady Bird, Mudbound or The Post, the evening was likely a disappointment.
None of those films won any of the Oscars for which they were nominated. Lady Bird went into the Oscars up for five awards, including best director (Greta Gerwig) and best picture, but the female-helmed and -focused film went home empty-handed despite the ceremony itself featuring a number of moments in which women in Hollywood were celebrated, including a presentation and video about the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.
The film previously won at the Golden Globes and Film Independent Spirit Awards and was honored by numerous critics groups, including the National Society of Film Critics, which named the movie, about a high-school senior of the same name (Saoirse Ronan), as the best film of 2017. Gerwig had the chance to make history as only the second woman to win best director in Oscars history after being just the fifth female filmmaker nominated in the category.