20 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments of Oscars 2018

From Kimmel's monologue to deserved wins (and unfortunate shut-outs), the highlights, low points and headscratchers from last night's Oscars

Best: Jimmy Kimmel's Smart, Subdued Opening
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Best: Jimmy Kimmel's Smart, Subdued Opening

Given the unstoppable onslaught of bad news, award ceremonies don't feel quite necessary or relevant these days – which certainly makes the job of hosting one a lot harder. Jimmy Kimmel returned this year with a mild touch, making light-hearted jokes about how Armie Hammer was born when a witch put a curse on a Ken doll, and confusing Gary Oldman for Gary Sinise. But he bridged the gap to more serious issues by praising the Oscar statue for not having a penis. From there, he pointed out the salary discrepancy between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams (for reshoots on All the Money in the World), plugged the upcoming march for gun control and joked that we make movies like Call Me By Your Name to upset Mike Pence. It wasn't a hilarious or wildly imaginative or even offensive opening (though the White House might disagree on that last point). But, in 2018, the balance of business and pleasure felt simply appropriate. PR