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Oscars 2018 Political Moments, Complete Winners List

Oscars 2018 Political Moments, Complete Winners List
Host Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars on Sunday. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By    |   Monday, 05 March 2018 07:25 AM

The Oscars had plenty of political moments at Sunday night's program as Hollywood honored the best in film, but after a long awards season full of controversy many of the Academy Awards comments were predictable.

Host Jimmy Kimmel loaded up on political references during his opening monologue, per Entertainment Weekly, taking shots at President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the #MeToo sexual harassment movement.

Talking about the horror picture "Get Out," for which Jordan Peele won an Oscar for best original screenplay, Kimmel said, "… None other than President Trump called 'Get Out' the best first three-quarters of a movie this year."

About "Call Me By Yourself," a film about a gay relationship, Kimmel said, "We don't make films like 'Call Me By Your Name' for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence."

On “The Shape of Water” that went on to win best picture, about a trapped water monster, Kimmel said, "Thanks to (director) Guillermo (del Toro), we will always remember this year as the year men screwed up so badly, women starting dating fish."

CNN said in what appeared to be a shutout to former President Barack Obama, Kimmel acknowledged actor Chadwick Boseman, star of the hit movie "Black Panther," saying: "The king of Wakanda. Imagine that. A country with a black leader. Wouldn't that be swell?"

On the Trump's administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, that kept illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from being deported, presenters Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani told the audience they supported the participants, often called "dreamers."

"Like everyone in this room, and everyone watching at home, we are dreamers too," said Nyong'o, a Kenyan native, per The Hill. "Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood and dreams are the foundation of America."

Nanjiani added: "To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you."

Del Toro addressed the issue of immigration in his acceptance speech for best director, per Entertainment Weekly.

"I am an immigrant," the director from Mexico said. "In the last 25 years, I've been living in a country all of our own. The greatest thing our art does, and our industry does, is to help erase the lines in the sand when the world tries to make them deeper."

When singer Andra Day and rapper Common took the stage to perform the song "Stand Up for Something," nominated for best original song, they were joined by liberal activists that included Cecile Richards, of Planned Parenthood; Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, of Black Lives Matter; Alice Brown Otter, of Standing Rock Youth Council; Bana Alabed, author and Syrian refugee; Bryan Stevenson, of Equal Justice Initiative; Dolores Huerta, of the United Farm Workers of America; Janet Mock, of #GirlsLikeUs; José Andrés, of ThinkFoodGroup; Nicole Hockley, of Sandy Hook Promise; and Tarana Burke, of #MeToo.

During his rap, Common referenced the National Rifle Association and the mass school shooting in Florida, per CNN, saying "Tell the NRA they ain't God's way and tell the people of Parkland we say àse (a West African philosophy about creating change)."

Actresses Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek, who all accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, introduced a video in which industry executives and actors addressed diversity in Hollywood.

"The changes we are witnessing are being driven by the powerful sound of new voices, different voices, of our voices, who are joining together in a mighty chorus that is finally saying Time's Up," Judd said, per CNN.

Oscar winners, per Variety magazine, included:

Best Picture: "The Shape of Water"

Lead Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"

Lead Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"

Director: "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro

Animated Feature: "Coco," Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

Animated Short: "Dear Basketball," Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant

Adapted Screenplay: "Call Me by Your Name," James Ivory

Original Screenplay: "Get Out," Jordan Peele

Cinematography: "Blade Runner 2049," Roger Deakins

Best Documentary Feature: "Icarus," Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan

Best Documentary Short Subject: "Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405," Frank Stiefel

Best Live Action Short Film: "The Silent Child," Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton

Best Foreign Language Film: "A Fantastic Woman" (Chile)

Film Editing: "Dunkirk," Lee Smith

Sound Editing: "Dunkirk," Alex Gibson, Richard King

Sound Mixing: "Dunkirk," Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo

Production Design: "The Shape of Water," Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau

Original Score: "The Shape of Water," Alexandre Desplat

Original Song: "Remember Me" from "Coco," Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Makeup and Hair: "Darkest Hour," Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

Costume Design: "Phantom Thread," Mark Bridges

Visual Effects: "Blade Runner 2049," John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer

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