Hollywood is undergoing some changes, and it has been suggested that the 2018 Oscars may have been the most pertinent of the last 90 years.
The evening might be the most glamorous of the year for many in the film industry, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in relatable entertainment.
You can see your full list of winners here, but let’s move onto the moments that stood out.
Returning host Jimmy Kimmel declared that it would be “a night of positivity,” and the show indeed followed suit as there was hardly anything negative to say about the nearly four-hour broadcast.
Let’s take a look at some of the finer moments, starting with Kimmel’s opening speech:
Then there’s Helen Mirren, who could hardly wait for the Oscars to start before having her first drink of the night: a shot on the red carpet, reports TIME:
No surprise that she needed it, though, as she took to the stage later on in the evening to present a jet ski, reports Mashable:
In his opening monologue, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tempted nominees to keep their speeches short by promising to give them a jet ski, which legendary actress Helen Mirren showed off in perfect fashion.
Do your thing, Helen:
— ABC News (@ABC) March 5, 2018
Kimmel also noted that Mirren, unfortunately, did not arrive via the jet ski. Boo.
The winner of the jet ski was Mark Bridges, who kept his speech down to 36 seconds during his acceptance of an Oscar for Costume Design.
Mirren wasn’t the only one spotted having a good time, however.
Before she took to the stage to present the Best Actress award alongside Jodie Foster (the two replaced Casey Affleck), Jennifer Lawrence was unapologetically herself as she climbed over the back of another a chair while making her way to her spot.
All with a glass of wine, from TIME:
— Stacy Lambe (@sllambe) March 5, 2018
Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph took to the stage to take a few shots at the #OscarsSoWhite controversy:
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) March 5, 2018
Although the famous couple weren’t in attendance this year, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend made sure they were remembered by making an amusing cameo in an ad for Google Assistant, during one of the final commercial breaks of the broadcast:
But it was this 60-second clip from Walmart that won over fans, turning the Oscars into a Super Bowl-esque commercial platform:
— Walmart (@Walmart) March 5, 2018
Last , but not at all least, was Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech for Best Actress, reports TIME.
The actress gave an emotional speech before asking every female nominee in the audience across all categories to stand. McDormand then gave an impassioned plea for Hollywood to tell more female stories.
Well played, Frances:
ALL THE WOMEN STAND UP ? Oscar-winner Frances McDormand incites an all-female-nominee standing ovation—for us by us—AND calls for an #InclusionRider ? ICONIC. #Oscars (? via @Variety) See more incredible Oscar-winning trailblazers here ? https://t.co/jhoQnGZ2GW pic.twitter.com/EVnv9mm5CT
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) March 5, 2018
But it was what she ended her speech with, that made it all worth it:
And the President of The Center for Policing Equity was impressed:
Say it again – “inclusion rider”.
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