The Oscars didn’t pass by without a few anti Trump moments

Just because White House press secretary Sean Spicer said last week that Donald Trump wasn’t planning to watch the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night doesn’t mean the night’s presenters and winners didn’t directly address the president.

And no one spoke Trump’s name more than host Jimmy Kimmel, who made him and his controversial policies the focal point of his opening monologue, while also dropping the occasional joke about the commander in chief throughout the show.

Below, we’ve gathered the night’s many anti-Trump moments:

Jimmy Kimmel
In his opening monologue:
“This is being watched live by millions of people in 225 countries that now hate us.”

“I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone, thanks to him.”

“In Hollywood, we don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from. We discriminate against them based on their age and weight.”

“Some of you get to come on this stage and make a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in all-caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement.”

While introducing Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs:
“Now it’s time for something that is very rare today: a president that believes in both arts and sciences.”

 

After Sweden’s Linus Sandgren accepts best cinematography for La La Land:
“Linus, on behalf of all of us, we’re so sorry about what happened in Sweden last week. We hope your friends are OK.”

Gael Garcia Bernal
While presenting the award for best animated feature:
“Flesh-and-blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world. We construct families, we build life, but we cannot be divided. As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.”

The Salesman director Asghar Farhadi
In a statement read by Anousheh Ansari after Farhadi’s win for best foreign-language film:
“My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and from the other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law which bans immigrants’ entry into the U.S. Dividing the world into the ‘us and our enemies’ categories creates fear — a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which themselves have been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others — an empathy we need today more than ever.”

Zootopia director Rich Moore
While accepting the award for best animated feature:
“We are so grateful to audiences all over the world who embraced this film with this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other.”

 

 

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Leonardo DiCarprio scoops his first ever Best Actor Award

After five Oscar nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally walked off the stage Sunday night with the coveted gold trophy.

The actor, who was a favorite to win, took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant.”

DiCaprio used his acceptance speech to highlight an issue close to his heart  global warming.”Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship to the natural world.Climate change is real,” he said. “It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

The actor concluded his speech by saying, “I do not take this night for granted.”

“The Revenant” led in Oscar nominations this year with 12. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu also took home an award Sunday.

DiCaprio, 41, has already racked up tons of awards for the role in which he portrays the real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass, who was attacked by a bear then left in the wilderness, trekking approximately 200 miles to find the men who deserted him.

When DiCaprio’s nomination was announced in January, the actor was gracious.

“I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making ‘The Revenant’ was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life,” he said in a statement. “None of this would have been possible without Alejandro’s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy.”

Previously, DiCaprio scored Oscar nominations for his roles in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “The Aviator,” “Blood Diamond,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Rock cuts the all white Oscar’s tension with reasons why we should watch

Comedian Chris Rock has chosen to make a lemonade out of the all white Oscars Lemon.

Last week there was an internet hullabaloo on why no blacks were nominated for the Oscars and while some are being furious others are making a whole lot of fun out of it.

Comedian Chris Rock who last year featured in a popular American television drama, Empire will be hosting this year’s Oscars. He shared a video on his twitter about why it was important for everybody to watch the  watch the Oscars.

The Video captioned,

The #Oscars. The White BET Awards.

And he stated the as:

1.Presenter cleavage

2. Check out who dies this year

3. I might curse

Vibe.com reported that

During an interview with Wendy Williams, the Ride Along 2 star said he’s not upset at the snub. “It’s the Oscars, they do what they do. The people love the movie and the people supported the movie.” He later continued, “It is nice to be recognized, but N.W.A is anti-establishment so we’re used to people trying to dismiss what we gotta say, used to the industry looking down on us. We were the black sheeps of the industry and we used to it. If we didn’t get nominated, that would be familiar territory.”

May be the blacks know how to handle it? May be.

The 88th Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California at 5:30 p.m.