Jimmy Kimmel baits Trump with live tweet at the Oscars

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MOONLIGHT won the best picture trophy at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that followed the first reading of the wrong winner.

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Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Donald Trump and racism in opening Oscars address, also making jokes about La La Land and Hidden Figures. Courtesy: Channel Nine/Academy Awards

  • February 27th 2017
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Shock and chaos spread through the Dolby Theatre when producers of La La Land were stopped in the middle of their acceptance speeches to be informed that sctress Faye Dunaway read the name La La Land incorrectly after chiding Beatty for taking so long to read the winner.

“I wasn’t trying to be funny,” Beatty explained, saying he had seen the name Emma Stone from “La La Land” when he opened his envelope.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to inform the cast that Moonlight had indeed won, showing the inside of the envelope as proof. “I knew I would screw this up,” said Kimmel, a first-time host. “I promise to never come back.” Producer Jordan Horwitz then graciously passed his statue to the “Moonlight” producers.

Up until the chaotic end, the telecast had seesawed between jabs at Donald Trump and passionate arguments for inclusivity, with awards going to La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea.

Kimmel opened the awards on a high, and roasted Matt Damon. He and Damon have a long-standing feud. Kimmel also took aim at the Manchester by the Sea producer as he sat in the audience during Kimmel’s well-received opening monologue, that included subtle jabs at President Donald Trump.

See how the awards unfolded in our blog below:

Originally published as Moonlight wins in shock Oscar gaffe

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