Academy Awards Live-Blog (Updating With Winners)

Jimmy Kimmel Oscars

James Franco, who won Best Actor at the Golden Globes for his turn in The Disaster Artist but has since been accused of sexual misconduct, wasn't even nominated at the Academy Awards. Only 11% of movies are directed by women, and that is nuts. "We don't make films like Call Me By Your Name for money".

Kimmel also specifically brought up the Weinstein controversy, reminding the audience that he was expelled from the Academy a year ago.

Host Jimmy Kimmel will be tasked with not just ensuring the correct winners are read Sunday, but also with confronting a traumatic year for Hollywood.

First, Wonder Woman herself walked into the theater with Jimmy Kimmel. "Give us a minute".

Kimmel segued to #MeToo and Time's Up, starting with a much-appreciated burn about noted anti-Semite and domestic abuser, Mel Gibson, who was warmly welcomed back to the Oscars a year ago as the nominated director of Hacksaw Ridge. He also spoke straightforwardly about the industry's poor record for female directors and equal pay.

Kimmel made sure to address Time's Up more earnestly after his introductory jokes, saying, "We can't let bad behavior slide anymore; the world is watching us".

Sorvino said she wants people to know the movement will not stop until "we have an equitable and safe world for women".

In spite of Hollywood's past mistakes, Kimmel made it clear that the goal is to move forward, calling it a "night for positivity".

In his closing statements, he asked viewers to join the March for Life protest against gun violence in schools, and then threw it to Helen Mirren posing as a "Barker Beauty" as she presented a jet ski as Kimmel's prize for the evening's shortest speech.

In the main acting races, Frances McDormand is heavily favored to win for "Three Billboards" and British actor Gary Oldman's performance as wartime leader Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" is widely expected to bring his first Oscar. Philip Seymour Hoffman died in 2014. Catch the action from the red carpet here. They declared La La Land to be the winners instead of Moonlight. Go long, and winners might get Lakeith Stansfield screaming "Get out!" as the actor briefly reprised his character from the Oscar-nominated "Get Out" on stage. Bridges worked on "Phantom Thread".

The movie "The Shape of Water" by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro won four awards - more than any other movie this year.

"Coco" will take home both Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Remember Me").

What did you think of Jimmy Kimmel's monologue?

"Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood and dreams are the foundations of America", Nyong'o said.

"This year when you hear your name called, don't get up right away".

The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host and second-time Academy Awards emcee began by giving kudos to "so many talented women and women" nominated this year - pointedly mentioning women first - and continued with a sharp, amusing and brutally honest monologue.

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