Haunted by last year’s embarrassing finale that saw La La Land wrongly awarded the Oscar for Best Picture instead of Moonlight, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, was not only a constant amusing attempt to redeem itself, but also aspired to symbolize a new beginning toward tolerance and diversity for Hollywood.
Kimmel, of course, didn’t miss the opportunity to address the wave of sexual harassment convictions that has shaken show business since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, generating movements like Time’s Up and #MeToo, during his opening monologue. But many other important issues were also tackled during the 3-hour show broadcast last night on ABC, like the need for more women and racial diversity in films, support for students who survived the tragic Parkland high school shooting, and empowering all American dreamers.
All those moments, embraced in a series of memorable speeches, surprising jokes, moving homages, along with a few hilarious award presentations, make for some of the best sequences from the 2018 Academy Awards celebration.
(Re)Watch them all, below.
90th Academy Awards Old Timey Open
Jimmy Kimmel’s Opening Monologue