The 2017 Oscars ceremony aired Sunday night (February 26), and it was glamorous, slightly political, and — let’s face it — very boring at times. (Sorry, but not even Jimmy Kimmel can get us excited about Best Sound Mixing.)
But we don’t regret watching the Oscars. There were so many fun surprises that happened in between the more snooze-worthy parts of the show. (And some not-so-fun surprises, like La La Land being accidentally named Best Picture.) From Kimmel’s opening monologue to Viola Davis finally winning, let’s break down the best Oscar moments of the night — and the worst. Academy Awards 2017, let’s do this!
The Only Moment That Matters
In what will go down as one of the most shocking moments in Oscars history, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly declared La La Land the winner of Best Picture when it was actually Moonlight. It appears Beatty had the Best Actress envelope (which read “Emma Stone, La La Land“) instead of the Best Picture envelope (which read “ Moonlight“). This is unprecedented.
Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” opener.
This was a fun, energetic way to open up what is typically considered a rather stuffy show. And JT dancing with his wife, Jessica Biel, was so sweet! Swoon.
Host Jimmy Kimmel’s joke about the other members of *NSYNC letting Timberlake back into the band.
We’re suckers for early 2000s pop humour.
Kimmel’s plea for Americans to have civilised conversations together as Americans and not opposing political parties.
Unity! Peace! Bravo!
‘Remember last year when we thought the #Oscars were racist?’ – Jimmy Kimmel, opening monologuing
— Jessica Derschowitz (@jessicasara) February 27, 2017
Kimmel’s joke about thanking Donald Trump.
“Remember last year when we thought the Oscars were racist?” Kimmel said. Touché, my friend.
— Massiel Perez (@massielperez) February 27, 2017
When Kimmel acknowledged Trump’s comment about Meryl Streep being “overrated,” and Streep adorably hid.
“Nice dress, by the way. Is that an Ivanka?” Kimmel said to Streep. Zing!
Kimmel’s opening monologue in general.
So good! He kept it fun and lighthearted while also making political jabs when appropriate.
When Mahershala Ali thanked his wife, who was in her third trimester during awards season, for supporting him through Moonlight madness. (He won Best Supporting Actor!)
“I want to thank her for being such a soldier during this process,” he said.
Kate McKinnon’s joke about makeup and costumes while presenting the awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Costume Design.
“Makeup is the art of ending an argument,” she said. “…Costumes are the cost of humes.” Crying.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 27, 2017
When Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monáe brought out Katherine Goble Johnson, one of the real women Hidden Figures is based on.
— Noticias Ya (@NoticiasYaLA) February 27, 2017
Viola Davis winning Best Supporting Actress for Fences.
It was her first win! She was nominated twice before for The Help and Doubt.
Give Charlize Theron and Shirley MacLaine a buddy cop movie now and take my money #Oscars
— Kerry Candeloro (@KerryCandeloro) February 27, 2017
Charlize Theron and Shirley MacLaine’s on-stage banter while presenting Best Foreign Language Film.
Can we eat pizza and spill tea with these queens?
When Dakota Johnson made a random joke while presenting with Jamie Dornan, and he got flustered.
“You look familiar,” she said. His response? “I’m sure I do,” followed by a furrowed brow and awkward chuckle.
— Brittany Kaplan (@BrittanyLKaplan) February 27, 2017
Michael J. Fox and Seth Rogen’s spontaneous Hamilton sing-a-long.
How lucky we are to be alive to watch this.
— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) February 26, 2017
Lion star Sunny Pawar killing the Oscars red carpet with his cuteness.
Can he host the show next year?
Hey @realDonaldTrump u up?
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 27, 2017
When Kimmel literally tweeted at Trump during the show.
The length of the show.
The Oscars are always too. Damn. Long.
The random music fade-outs.
First, ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ from Hairspray, then the theme to Mission Impossible? The commercial fade-outs weren’t necessarily bad—but they were weird!
Kimmel’s awkward joke about O.J. Simpson getting an extra slice of bologna on his sandwich tonight…in jail.
The audience didn’t feel it, and neither did we. (But Kimmel gets props for acknowledging the awkward silence and keeping the show moving along.)
Junior Mints? Couldn’t even pony up for Cookie Dough Bites? #Oscars
— Area Man (@MikeBauer24) February 27, 2017
When little bags of Junior Mints and Red Vines fell from the ceiling.
Food schtick! Celebrities love eating!
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 27, 2017
When random tourists walked into the Oscars and gawked at the celebrities.
This was part of an ongoing joke. A group of tourists entered the Dolby Stadium (allegedly) not knowing the Oscars were happening inside, and they received one hell of a surprise. Said tourists then proceeded to “ooh” and “ahh” at the stars as Kimmel interviewed them somewhat condescendingly. The whole bit was cringeworthy to watch because it made non-celebrities look like lowly plebeians—and celebrities look like deities that deserve to be worshipped. Yikes.
T aken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original article here.
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