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Hollywood takes on US president Trump at Oscars 2017

Hollywood actor Kimmel had said that “We don’t distinguish between people based on their nations.”


Hollywood grabbed the global platform of the Oscars on 27th Feb-2017 to take on Donald Trump, but actors kept the tone light and comprehensive after the President’s disruptive debut.

With Trump well-known for his angry Twitter bouts on critics, Hollywood’s stars had made taunts about incurring his anger but mostly adopted a celebratory mood, with several winners highlighting their roots as minorities, immigrants or foreigners.

“This show is being viewed live by some millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 nations that now hate us,” host Jimmy Kimmel stated in his opening speech.

The late-night comedian jibed that Mr. Trump had grasped the heat off Hollywood and its yearly gala. “I want to express thank you to President Trump. Recall last year when it appeared like the Oscars were racist? That’s absolutely gone,” Kimmel declared.

“We are very friendly to strangers here in Hollywood. We don’t differentiate between people grounded on what nations they come from. We differentiate them based on their age and weight.” Midway, Kimmel vexed to acquire a rise out of Mr. Trump by tweeting to him on the air. By the show’s end, the President didn’t have taken the lure.

Tarell Alvin McCraney who had won an Oscar for best-adapted script for Moonlight told: “This certainly goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls, and non-gender-imitating, who don’t look out themselves — we are trying to display you.”

Gael Garcia Bernal, the Mexican actor said: “As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migratory worker…I’m contrary to any form of the wall that wants to separate us.”

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, academy president said: “Tonight is proof that art has no limits.”

Mahershala is first Muslim actor to success

Heavily-backed preferred Mahershala Ali won the finest supporting actor Oscar for his depiction of a drug seller in coming-of-age drama Moonlight fetching the first Muslim movie star to pick up a golden figurine.

A first-time candidate, the 43 years old actor have seen the competition from Britain’s Dev Patel, old US actors Michael Shannon, Jeff Bridges, and newcomer Lucas Hedges. “I just want to express thanks to my teachers and my professors,” Ali said. “One thing that they constantly told me… ‘It’s not about you. It’s about these roles. You are a servant. You are in service to these scripts.”

Chazelle youngest director to win Oscar

Damien Chazelle had become the youngest ever director to win the Oscar for best director for his fanciful musical La La Land, which had taken home a whole of six awards. Chazelle’s newest movie, a lavish tribute to the musicals of Old Hollywood, has previously earned a record haul of 7 Golden Globes and numerous awards.

The American, who had turned 32 in January, cracked an 85-year-old record held by Norman Taurog, who was born in the 19th century and was about 222 days older than Chazelle when he was known for comedy Skippy. ”This was a picture about love and I was fortunate enough to fall in love when making it,” said Chazelle, paying homage to his sweetheart.

Oscar diversity admired, #oscarssoblack trendS

The previous year the Academy Awards was criticized for being white, encouraging the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. This year the Academy has achieved to evade the debate. Six black artists were designated for 2017 Oscars: Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer and Naomie Harris. Hashtag #OscarsSoBblack was the trending news on Twitter.

“In 2017 a black Muslim had got the award for his concert in a picture as a gay guy. Rejoice that @moonlightmov #Oscars #diversity,” a customer had tweeted after Ali had won an Oscar award for the best supporting actor. “Love #FencesMovie The first black hero to ever obtain an #Oscars, #Emmy, and a #tony. #violadavis #OscarsSoBlack #redcarpet #fashion,” another person tweeted about Viola Davis’ win.

Casey Affleck comes from brother Ben’s shadow

Casey Affleck had won the Academy Award for Best Actor in Hollywood and his bro Ben Affleck was there to share the instant. The elder Affleck brother had given Casey a bear hug after his name was proclaimed.

Casey, 41, beat out Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Andrew Garfield and Viggo Mortensen to take the top award for his presentation in Manchester By The Sea. When his name was proclaimed, Ben, 44, hopped up from his seat and rushed to hold his sibling.

The actor has already grabbed a Golden Globe and British Bafta for his commended role. The win — which comes a period after his best-supporting actor proposal for Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford gets him finally come out of the shadow of his more well-known older brother Ben, 44, who has Oscars for lettering and producing.

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