WATCH: Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel surprises a cinema full of people with A-list film stars


Jimmy Kimmel

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Last night the biggest night in the film industry took place - the Oscars, officially known as the Academy Awards. This year was the 90th anniversary of the awards show, hosted by TV host Jimmy Kimmel for the second time, and this time around he decided to do something a little different.

Taking to the stage during the ceremony he said, "I want to take a moment to thank the people who actually go to see the movies you make."

When the audience started clapped he continued, "I don't think you fully understand. I don't want you to just clap, applause is nice, but I want to really thank them."

Jimmy then showed footage of a screen full of people watching a film in a nearby cinema. He then asked for film stars to volunteer to go with him to the cinema to give them a surprise!

Gathering stars such as Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot and **Star Wars **actors Mark Hamill and Lupita Nyong'o, Jimmy went to the nearby cinema.

Standing outside the screen of unsuspecting movie-goers, Jimmy, along with Gal Gadot, Ansel Elgort, Mark Hamill, Margot Robbie, Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro, Emily Blunt, Lupita Nyong'o, Armie Hammer, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Guillermo, described what they were going to do.

Armed with baskets full of snacks, a hot dog cannon and huge six foot long sub, Jimmy said, "we're going to fire hot dogs into audience!"

Jimmy and Gal then walked in mid-film, surprising the audience saying, "Hi everyone, how are you doing?"

Gal continued, "I don't know if you know who we are..."

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Jimmy Kimmel and Gal Gadot ©© Facebook/jimmykimmel

Jimmy and Gal then explained why they were there, thanking the movie-goers as the footage from the Oscars was shown on the big screen behind them.

Jimmy then went on to say, "and we have a surprise for you, I noticed you don't have any snacks..."

This was a cue for the film stars to come out, handing out all the goodies!

Watch the full video below:

Back in the The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, where the Oscars were taking place, The Shape of Water was the big winner, winning four of its 13 nominations. British actor Gary Oldman took home the prestigious Best Actor award for his part in Darkest Hour, meanwhile former Hollyoaks actors Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton won Best Live Action Short Film for The Silent Child. Rachel delivered her speech in sign language, as a promise she had made to her six-year-old co-star.

See our gallery of Oscars 2018 winners below:


Oscar winners 2018 - Radio

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Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell's portrayal of a racist cop in *Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri *has proved controversial, but that didn't stop him walking away with the Best Supporting Actor statuette, his first Oscar.

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Costume Design: Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread

Given that *Phantom Thread *delves into the world of '50s couture, with Daniel Day Lewis playing a highly-strung design virtuoso, the costumes by regular Paul Thomas Anderson collaborator Mark Bridges were always going to be a shoe-in (no pun intended) for the Costume Oscar.

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Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney

Allison Janney's first Oscar (for her role as LaVona Harding in I, Tonya) couldn't be more well-deserved. She beat competition from Lady Bird's Laurie Metcalf, The Shape of Water's Octavia Spencer, Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville and Mudbound's Mary J. Blige.

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Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

Veteran writer-director James Ivory is now the oldest person to win an Oscar in Academy Award history, and gave an emotive speech after picking up the Best Adapted Screenplay trophy for Call Me By Your Name.

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Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out

Writer-director Jordan Peele picked up a well-deserved first Oscar for his socially conscious horror *Get Out. *

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Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water

In his acceptance speech, Del Toro alluded to his experiences as an immigrant and stressed the importance of integration and acceptance, telling the audience that 'The best thing our industry does is to help erase the lines in the sand when the world tries to make them deeper.'

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Best Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman took his first Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, which required an extensive transformation involving hours of prosthetics.

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Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Accepting her second Oscar (her first was for Fargo back in 1997), the brilliant Frances McDormand asked every female actress, filmmaker and artist in the room to stand before delivering a rallying cry for gender equality.

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Best Picture: The Shape Of Water

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway got a second shot at presenting after last year's debacle, presenting the Best Picture award to the cast and crew of The Shape of Water.

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Best live action short: Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton and Maisie Sly

Away from the main ceremony Emma Watson was turning heads at the Vanity Fair after-party. She looked stunning on the red carpet showing off a new tattoo on her forearm supporting the Time's Up Campaign, however fans were quick to notice the tattoo had a big mistake.

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