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10 moments that defined the 2017 Oscars, as Moonlight, Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali shine

Plus videos of the winners’ speeches

Oscars 2017

It is a privilege for any actor or filmmaker to be nominated for the Academy Awards, and it is a dream to eventually win one of the most coveted statuettes on earth. This is why the 2017 Oscars is currently the most talked about event on earth right now, slightly edging Remy Ma’s shETHER that shutdown the Internet over the weekend.

What are the moments that defined the Oscars though? From Viola Davis rounding up her fairy tale year by winning best supporting male actor to La La Land being announced as Best Picture instead of Moonlight, these are the 10 moments that defined the 2017 Oscars.

See the full list of 2017 Oscar winners HERE.

10. Justin Timberlake’s opening performance

The show began with the legendary Justin Timberlake entering the Dolby Theatre, while performing “Can’t Stop the Feeling”, his song from Trolls. He continued the performance on stage, complete with impressive dance moves, and he had the star-studded crowd bobbing their heads along with him.

9. Jimmy Kimmel taking shots at Trump

Host, Jimmy Kimmel thanked President Donald Trump for making the Oscars appear less racist as he opened the 89th Academy Awards. He made the audience give Meryl Streep a standing ovation then said the actress was “over-rated” echoing the president’s appraisal of her following Streep’s anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes.

He then referenced the exclusion from a White House press briefing of certain news organizations on Friday. He asked anyone from CNN, New York Times or any publication with the word “times” in it to leave the building.

Written by Chidi Okereke

Content creator, Digital Communications guy, Social Media Analyst, Jack of many trades, and master of some.

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