Some Oscar Winners Had South Fork Roots

Gary Oldman, who played Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour," one of the Hamptons International Film Festival selections, won the best actor Oscar on Sunday. Focus Features

The Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles gave some love to films with connections to the South Fork. 

“The Shape of Water,” which won best picture, was shown at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival along with other nominated films in the category such as “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Get Out,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

“Three Billboards,” which won awards for best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell, had its United States premiere at the festival in October. Carter Burwell, an Amagansett resident who wrote the music for the film, was nominated for best score. It was his second nomination, but the award went to “The Shape of Water.”

The recipient of the most nominations, at 13, “The Shape of Water” also won for best director and production design.

Gary Oldman, the star of “Darkest Hour,” which was screened at the festival, won best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. The film also won the best makeup award for his transformation.

Allison Janney won best supporting actress for “I, Tonya,” which had its U.S. premiere at HIFF. Margot Robbie, who played Tonya Harding, was nominated for best actress.

“Get Out” was screened at the festival, with a panel discussion with Jordan Peele, its writer and director. It won best original screenplay and was nominated for best director and best actor, Daniel Kaluuya, as well.

“A Fantastic Woman,” a film from Chile shown at the festival here, won best foreign film.

Other nominations included “Strong Island,” featuring a Central Islip family and shown at the festival, for best documentary feature. “Icarus,” a selection for last year’s SummerDocs series, took home that prize. “The Post,” a film by Steven Spielberg, a part-time resident of East Hampton, was nominated for best picture. “Boss Baby,” with the voice of Alec Baldwin, an Amagansett resident, was nominated for best animated feature, for which “Coco” took home the award.

Jordan Peele, second from left, took part in a panel discussion of his film "Get Out" at the film festival in October. He won for best original screenplay. Jackie Pape
Allison Janney played Tonya Harding's mother in "I, Tonya," a role that won her an Oscar on Sunday.Neon
Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins, who were both nominated for their roles, were part of the 13 nominations that "The Shape of Water" received. It won best picture, best director, best production design, and best score.Fox SearchlIght Pictures