In our part of the world, the Oscars give us a reason to wake up on Monday morning. This morning, we woke up to what possibly was the most politicised Oscar to date. Celebrities are wearing blue ribbons on the red carpet, in support of of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The support marks a statement against Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant moves.
Jimmy Kimmel, this year’s Oscar host, also makes multiple jokes about Trump (you can watch it here). At one point, He uses irony to celebrate Meryl Streep, who Trump called “overrated” after delivering an anti-Trump speech at the Globes.
The biggest drama, however, was definitely the mishap during Best Picture announcement. Presented by Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway, the night’s biggest award was initially given to La La Land, only to be corrected shortly after. The real winner is Moonlight.
“This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non gender-conforming who don’t see themselves, we are trying to show you you, and us. So thank you, thank you, this is for you,” says Tarell Alvin McCraney, writer of Moonlight, in his speech when he won Best Adapted Screenplay.
Drama aside, here are some of the looks we love from the Oscars’ red carpet.