If you have ever tuned into an Oscars airing via your television at home, you already know that it is one of the most glamorous and talked about events in Hollywood. It is also one of the longest, most uneventful happenings to ever happen on television – nonetheless we all watch with admiration and attendance in for our most beloved actors, writers and producers who all have talent beyond belief.
This years Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel made sure to include an array of events and issues surrounding our society today and the recipients were no different. Making reference to the mistreatment of women, President Donald Trump, and even tried to lure award winners to make short speeches in exchange for a Jet Ski and Trip – still the show went on lengthy, yet inspiring.
Here are a few highlights you may have missed from the Oscar presentation yesterday:
A Message To All Dreamers
Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani’s speech has set social media a flame – with their inspiring words and painted beliefs that we can all do the impossible regardless of where we are from, who we have been or where we are going – a simply inspiring message to all dreamers. This duo has set the world straight into beast mode – love it!
Hope For The Future Of Women
Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd and Annabella Sciorra, stood united on stage as they introduced a video about inclusion and equality by Hollywood greats. These women were all allegedly abused by Harvey Weinstein. Strong women shaping the futures of the next generation. Proud moment.
Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra held hands, whispered in conversation and Sciorra sang along to the performance of Stand Up For Something as they waited to take the stage. #oscars pic.twitter.com/YuipuSSp2w
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) March 5, 2018
Female Nominees Take A Stand
Frances McDormand took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and calls on all of her fellow female nominees to stand during her Oscar speech. Frances talked about inclusion and representation across film and calls out for everyone to be a part of a tectonic shift in our industry’s power structure. How extremely powerful.
Never Too Old To Rock It
One of the biggest highlights of yesterday’s award show was when actress, and Oscar award winner for best supporting actress, Rita Moreno, 86, got a huge ovation when she wore the exact dress she had worn for her acceptance in 1962 – and she rocked it!
Actress, Eva Marie Saint also presented an award and made reference to the fact that she is older than the Oscars at 93! Adorably perfect moment.
Christopher Plummer, 88, also made history as the oldest acting nominee ever for his role in “All the Money in the World”. He’s still dashing as ever.
Never Too Young To Need Your Mama
Perhaps the most adorable of nominees at last nights Oscars was 22 year old actor Timothee Chalamet who was accompanied by his mother on the red carpet. He is said to be the youngest male nominee for lead actor in over 80 years – that’s HUGE! Bet we will be seeing a lot more of this adorable face.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2018
Princess’ Do Exist
If you were watching the Oscars for the fashion trends and gorgeous gowns last night, you may have come across some stunning pieces. In my opinion, Gina Rodriguez stole the show in her GORGEOUS Zuhair Murad gown. Everything from the 33 year old actress’ ensemble dazzled! From the plunging gold neckline to her slick back hair and perfectly understated makeup – just perfect!
History Was Made
Jordan Peele, who was nominated for best original screenplay, director and picture for his humorous horror film “Get Out,” becoming the FIRST African American last night to ever win an original screenplay trophy – talk about amazing!
“My mother, who taught me to love even in the face of hate.” Jordan Peele says while accepting the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Peele is the 1st African American to win an Oscar in the category. #GetOut pic.twitter.com/NpgYeLCvOY
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 5, 2018