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

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Best: Kumail Nanjiani and Lupita Nyong'o, Your New Favorite Rom-Com Duo
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Best: Kumail Nanjiani and Lupita Nyong'o, Your New Favorite Rom-Com Duo

While Nanjiani went home empty-handed last night – he and his wife/The Big Sick co-writer Emily V. Gordon were nominated for best original screenplay – he definitely gets a theoretical trophy for landing the most jokes about racial diversity and inclusion. Taking the stage to present with the fabulously bespectacled Lupita Nyong'o, both of whom expressed their solidarity with DREAMers, he cracked wise about pronunciation problems when it comes to "foreign" names, adding that his Pakistani name is Chris Pine. ("You can imagine how annoyed I was when the white Chris Pine showed up," he deadpanned.) Later, the Silicon Valley star saved a well-meaning but stiff montage about representation from being unbearably earnest when he made the salient point that he relates to so many movies made by straight white dudes, about straight white dudes, so why can't they do the same for everybody else? Meanwhile, he casual comic chemistry between these two performers was pitch-perfect. Somebody get these two in a romantic comedy. Or an Oscars hosting gig, if Maya and Tiffany aren't going to do it next year. PR

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