90th Academy Awards - Oscars Arrivals - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/04/2018 - Actress Alexandra Borbely. Guillermo del Toro's romance fantasy The Shape of Water led nominations with 13 nods, followed by eight nominations for Christopher Nolan's epic World War II film, Dunkirk, and seven for the next favourite, Martin McDonagh's piercing black comedy, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. "We need to set an example", he said.
"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, another Time's Up leader, said she wants to be strategic about their exposure.
Casey Affleck, who under normal circumstances-as the victor of last year's Best Actor Oscar-would have been invited to present the award for Best Actress, did not attend the ceremony.
Time's Up was officially unveiled in January, though the group was formed not long after the first round of allegations against Weinstein came to light in October.
Mark Bridges won for Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson's drama about an eccentric dressmaker, which famously marked Best Actor nominee Daniel Day-Lewis' final acting role. As expected, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick won for their incredible work in Darkest Hour, in which Best Actor hopeful Gary Oldman is nearly unrecognisable as Winston Churchill. Sam Rockwell won it for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
"Some of you will be going home tonight with an Academy Award, what can be better than that?"
The awards show made gestures at embracing the #MeToo movement throughout the night: The founders of the Time's Up movement were honored with a special segment, and female nominees made a point of supporting each other publicly.
As if his absence Sunday wasn't already palpable, a golden, life-sized statue of Weinstein seated on a couch with Oscar in hand was temporarily erected ahead of Sunday's show just down Hollywood Boulevard. At the same time, Kimmel told ABC News that, "This show is not about reliving people's sexual assaults - it's an awards show for people who have been dreaming about maybe winning an Oscar for their whole lives". Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and Wonder Woman Gal Gadot are in the house.
Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the Oscars for the second year in a row. Ashley Judd, the first big-name actress to go on the record with allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, is among the scheduled presenters.
ABC will begin its live coverage of the red carpet at 6:30 p.m. EST, available on broadcast platforms and live-streaming on ABC.com or the ABC app.