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: Having to Choose Between Allison Janney and Laurie Metcalf for Best Supporting Actress
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WTF: Having to Choose Between Allison Janney and Laurie Metcalf for Best Supporting Actress

O, ye gods that attend upon awards shows: How dare you force the Academy to choose between Allison Janney and Laurie Metcalf? In their respective performances in I, Tonya and Lady Bird, these performers embodied two of the most memorable mothers in modern cinema, and took two totally different approaches: Janney was all delicious high camp and toxic bluster, while Metcalf created a subtle, close-to-the-vest performance of a mother whose love expresses itself in disapproval. We think the latter had the harder job – the degree of difficulty in that airport scene near Lady Bird's level was god-level – but it was Janney who took the statuette for Best Supporting Actress. Still, being forced to pick between these two performances throws the fundamental flaw of acting awards into stark relief. Both were incredible. Both deserved it. Damn you, Oscars. JS

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