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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WTF: But That Montage About Representation Was Still Awkward
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WTF: But That Montage About Representation Was Still Awkward

Different branches of various activist causes were broadly bundled together in a bit that seemed to conflate the voiceless-ness of women who've been sexually harassed and/or assaulted with an absence of diverse voices in general. Harvey Weinstein accusers Annabella Sciorra, Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd took the stage to present a video about equality and representation – and while those issues are certainly adjacent to the Time's Up movement, maybe systemic racism and systemic sexual misconduct are deserving of their own separate conversations? Trying to tackle both topics in one montage felt forced, and did a disservice to the complexity of each. Ultimately, it was a P.S.A. to challenge the status quo, but the best argument belonged to a facetious Kumail Nanjiani: "There's so many movies from different points of view that are making a ton of money. Don't do it because it's better for society and representation. Do it because you can get rich." PR

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