The Oscars in 60 seconds
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The Oscars get political

Kimmel’s most amusing gag might have been the tribute in his opening monologue to Meryl Streep, who Trump dubbed “overrated” after her Golden Globes speech. Kimmel had Streep rise for a standing ovation, recognizing the 20 nominations she has amassed by “phoning it in” over the years.

Beyond that, the Academy Awards provided the usual mixed bag, yielding several fun and emotional moments — much of which is likely to be erased in people’s memories by the peculiar finish.

Notably, the awards frequently celebrated the increasingly global nature of entertainment, and stars from outside the U.S. delivered some of the most pointed political rejoinders.

Timberlake performs on stage.
The cast and crew of
Emma Stone accepts the best actress Oscar for her role in
Casey Affleck won best actor for his role in
Damien Chazelle became the youngest person ever to win a best director Oscar. The 32-year-old won for
Ben Affleck, left, and Matt Damon present the Oscar for best original screenplay. That award went to Kenneth Lonergan for
Sara Bareilles sings during the
From left, songwriters Justin Paul, Benj Pasek and Justin Hurwitz accept the Oscar for best original song (
John Legend performed
Host Jimmy Kimmel tweets US President Donald Trump during the show:
Linus Sandgren accepts the best cinematography Oscar for his work on
Javier Bardem kisses Meryl Streep's hand as they present an award.
Producer Joanna Natasegara and director Orlando von Einsiedel accept the Oscar for best documentary (short subject).
Seth Rogen, left, and Michael J. Fox were on stage together to present an award. Before that, Rogen paid homage to Fox and the '80s film