Host also leads round of applause for the 'overrated' Meryl Streep
Jimmy Kimmel addressed Donald Trump’s Presidency in his opening speech during the 2017 Oscars.
Kimmel hosted the 89th Academy Awards for the first time, making reference to the “divided” nature of the United States.
“I want to say thank you to President Trump,” Kimmel said. “Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?”
He went on to add: “Some of you will make speeches that the President will tweet about at 5am”.
Kimmel also mocked that Hollywood doesn’t discriminate against people because of where they are from but instead on their “age and weight”.
He also led a “totally undeserved” round of applause for the “overrated” Meryl Streep, a reference to tweets Trump directed at the actress during the Golden Globes.
The 2017 Oscars ended in chaos as the wrong film was announced as the winner of Best Picture.
Moonlight actually won Best Picture on the night, but La La Land was initially, mistakenly announced as the winner.
La La Land won six awards on the night. Best Production Design was La La Land‘s first award of the evening, it later won Best Score, Best Original Song and Best Cinematography. It also triumphed in some of the major categories: La La Land director Damien Chazelle became the youngest filmmaker to win Best Director, while Emma Stone won Best Actress.
Mahershala Ali won the first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor for his part in Moonlight. Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for Fences. Meanwhile, Manchester By The Sea won Best Original Screenplay, while the film’s Casey Affleck picked up Best Actor.
Elsewhere, Suicide Squad won Best Make-Up, with the award dedicated to “all the immigrants”. Fantastic Beasts picked up Best Costume. OJ: Made In America won Best Documentary Feature. Best Sound Editing was won by Arrival, while Best Sound Mixing went to Hacksaw Ridge. Hacksaw Ridge also picked up Best Film Editing. Best Animated Short Film was won by Piper. Zootopia won Best Animated Feature Film. The Jungle Book won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. The White Helmet won Best Documentary Short Subject.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi didn’t attend to pick up the Best Foreign Film award which he won for his movie The Saleman but in a sent message hit out at Trump’s “inhumane” Muslim ban.
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See the full winners list below:
Best Picture: Moonlight
Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Animated Feature: Zootopia
Cinematography: La La Land
Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Direction: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made in America
Documentary Short: The White Helmets
Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
Score: La La Land
Song: City of Stars from La La Land
Production Design: La La Land
Animated Short: Piper
Live Action Short: Sing
Sound Editing: Arrival
Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea