How many Oscars does Meryl Streep have?

At one point during show, Kimmel projected his phone on a giant screen, as he checked President Trump's Twitter feed and tweeted messages, hoping for a response.

The ceremony opened with Memphis' own Justin Timberlake dancing down the Dolby Theatre aisles, Jimmy Kimmel mocking Matt Damon and a standing ovation for the "highly overrated" Meryl Streep.

"We are at the Oscars!".

"And I made a decision to say, for the amusement of one of our producers who was standing next to me". He congratulated all the winners who would later read Trump's tweet reactions, issued in all-caps, "during his 5 a.m. bowel movement". Trump tweeted in January that, "Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes". But if we want our nation to be healed from its current divides and truly make America great again, it's important that we actually talk and listen to each other, and take Kimmel's words to heart.

Earlier this year Trump famously called the most celebrated actress of her generation (by a mile) "overrated". This move was especially relevant for Negga, who was nominated for her performance as Mildred Loving, a black woman who was jailed for marrying her white husband. It has been an incredible year for movies: black people saved NASA and white people saved jazz.

Then the host asked Streep to stand up to be recognized with "a totally undeserved round of applause".

Kimmel went on to point out that the entertainment industry may discriminate, but not based on where you are from while thanking French actress Isabelle Huppert for joining them.

The tourists, including "Gary from Chicago" and his fiance Vicky, were introduced to celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Aniston. I think the Oscars could learn from letting people have space to do that, because you're not going to have Nicki Minaj asking Miley Cyrus, "What's good?" "I'm not the person to unite this country, but it can be done. We discriminate against them based on their age and weight". Then he made the first Trump joke of the night: "Maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say thank you to President Trump - I mean, remember previous year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?"

O'Connell's win, Johnson's surprise appearance and Davis' moving acceptance speech all fit perfectly with this year's theme for the Oscars: inspiration. It's gone, thanks to him.

  • Salvatore Jensen