Ron Howard laughed awkwardly as co-presenter Natalie Portman noted that the best director category was composed of five male nominees - and given that Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird won best comedy or musical that night, with Saoirse Ronan named best actress in that same category, she had a point.
Thankfully, he didn't disappoint, arriving this year with dark comedy drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, telling the story of a mother (Frances McDormand) and her one-woman war with the local police force who she feels has not done enough to find the murderer of her teenage daughter.
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"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men".
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"Thank you", she said in response to an interviewer's congratulations on her film work.
The film, infused with pitch-black comedy, is the third from Academy Award victor McDonagh, who both wrote the drama and helmed as its singularly visionary director. She goes on to announce best drama! The series' lead, Elisabeth Moss, took home the "Best Actress" award.
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The weird characters of Ebbing - notably the racist officer Dixon (Rockwell), the young man who runs the marketing company in charge of the billboards (Caleb Landry Jones), or the little person who has a crush on Mildred (Peter Dinklage) - make the movie entertaining, adding plenty of color and personality to the story.