The 2018 Oscars were glamorous, political, silly, inclusive and, most of all, hopeful. The show mostly stayed away from using the President as a comic foil and instead stuck to messages about about Dreamers and movements. There were shout outs to women, the #MeToo #TimesUp movements, Black Panther and even the ceremony's first transgender presenter, Daniela Vega.
With "The Shape of Water” winning Best Picture and Guillermo del Toro winning Best Director for the film, the Academy rewarded a pretty traditional Hollywood fantasy with it's biggest prize.
Jordan Peele scored another first, becoming the first African-American winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "Get Out." One of the most powerful highlights of the ceremony had to be Frances McDormand's rousing speech for her Best Actress win during which she asked every female nominee in the room to stand.
Jimmy Kimmel tried hard, but the role of hosting seems like it should go to Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph next year. The two had just the right amount of humor and sass, with Haddish asking if Meryl Streep would be her mom. It seems fitting that two WOC would make a statement as hosts of next years show.
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