As expected, left-wing Hollywood came out last night for the Oscars, and rather than focusing on Hollywood, many of the presenters threw cheat shots at President Trump, many even wearing blue ribbons from the ACLU, which helps illegals from Islamic countries find sanctuary in the U.S.
Jimmy Kimmel, as the host, of course made a few quips at the president during his speech. “This broadcast is being viewed by millions around the world, and in 225 countries that now hate us.” He goes on to say that the country is divided, and he’s been told he has to say something to unite us.
Kimmel went on to make fun of the audience, saying no one really watches any of their movies anyway. Then he goes on to President Trump: “Thank you to President Trump…Remember last year when we thought the Oscars were racist?” He also went to the media jokes, “If there’s anyone here from CNN, or anyone from the New York or Los Angeles Times is here, please leave the building… We don’t like fake news here.”
Kimmel also poked some fun at Meryl Streep, echoing the president when he alluded to her being “overrated”, and complimenting her dress he asked, “Nice dress. Is that an Ivanka?”
Many acceptance speeches mentioned the entertainers pasts, with some speaking about being immigrants, while others spoke about “police brutality.”
Breitbart’s livewire has all the highlights:
6:56 P.M. — Charlize Theron and Shirley MacLaine appear together to present Best Foreign Language Film.
Winner: The Salesman.
Iranian-born Asghar Farhadi, the director of The Salesman, boycotted the Oscars over Trump’s temporary immigration ban. Instead, someone else accepts the award on his behalf, and reads a statement from the director in which he calls Trump’s executive order “inhumane.”
“I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My access is out of respect for the people of my country and those of six other nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.,” the statement read.
“Dividing the world into us and our enemies categories creates fear. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to create and capture human qualities. They create empathy between us and others. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression.”
7:11 P.M. — Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer win Best Animated Feature Film for Zootopia.
In presenting the award, Mexican actor Gael Garcia-Bernal makes a political statement: “As a Latin-American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.”
7:51 P.M. — Another shot at Trump. Kimmel is upset that Trump isn’t tweeting about the Oscars. He tweets Trump directly: “U up?” And then again: “#Merylsayshi.”
8:34 P.M. — Barry Jenkins and Tarrell Alvin McCraney win Best Adapted Screenplay for Moonlight.
Both men wear ACLU ribbons, and get slightly political with their speeches. Jenkins vows to work over the next four years to inspire those who feel they’re not represented in films, while McCraney dedicates the award to boys, girls and “non-gender conforming” young people.