Thanks to its relevance in a world where the law enforcement agencies are letting people down across the world, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is quickly becoming the movie of the year. The black comedy, written and directed by Martin McDonagh, was the first film to take home an award at last night’s Oscars ceremony, as Sam Rockwell took home the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as Officer Jason Dixon in the film.

Rockwell beat out Plummer, Harrelson, and Dafoe

For the award, Rockwell managed to beat out his “Three Billboards” co-star Woody Harrelson, who played his boss Chief Willoughby in the film.

He also beat Richard Jenkins from “The Shape of Water,” Willem Dafoe for his acclaimed turn in “The Florida Project,” and Christopher Plummer, who replaced a post-allegations Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.”

Rockwell deserved the award, but it would’ve been great to see Christopher Plummer go up to the podium and say, “I’d like to thank Kevin Spacey...” It’s easy to say that “Three Billboards” has been the most socio-politically relevant film of the year, despite the desperate attempts of “The Post,” since it’s inspired real-life protests against incidents where people see that no justice has been done, such as Grenfell Tower and the Parkland, Florida school shooting, and we know the Oscars are political, so this was a no-brainer.