With second Oscar, Falls native Bridges rides off on Kimmel's jet ski

With second Oscar, Falls native Bridges rides off on Kimmel's jet ski

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tackled Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandal with pointed jokes on a night that became a platform for activists on issues ranging from gun violence and the Black Lives Matter movement to sexism and immigration. "He's literally a statue of limitation", he quipped. "That's the kind of man we need more of", he said.

Gary Oldman said: "I'm not going to get the ski", during his lengthy Best Actor acceptance speech.

It's become standard for awards show acceptance speeches to be a race against the clock, as the award victor tries to rattle out his or her long list of thanks before the orchestra plays them off.

At 89, filmmaker James Ivory became the oldest Oscar victor for his adapted screenplay for "Call Me By Your Name". One of the biggest box-office winners to receive major nominations-"Get Out"-won Best Original Screenplay for Jordan Peele".

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - Coco, Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson: Pixar's colorful Day of the Dead-inspired Coco won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

C.V. Wood center is shown between Walt Disney and Buzz Prize
C.V. Wood center is shown between Walt Disney and Buzz Prize

And director Ava DuVernay, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and others spoke in a video segment about progress in smashing barriers in the industry around racism and sexism.

Extending support to the "Dreamers" in the US, Pakistan-origin comedian Kumail Nanjiani and actress Lupita Nyong'o from Kenya also took a dig at their own immigrant status. My actual given Pakistani name is Chris Pine.

"I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible".

"And I am from Pakistan and Iowa, two places that nobody from Hollywood can find on the map".

The Academy Awards was only the latest live broadcast to lose its sheen this year.

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