What Twitter loved and hated about the Oscars
Frances McDormand stole the show at the 90th Academy Awards Sunday night after winning Best Actress and had everyone running to the Internet with two words: inclusion rider. People were initially confused by McDormand’s mic-drop moment, but once they figured out that an inclusion rider is something actors can put in their contracts to ensure gender and racial equality on projects, they were loving her speech even more.
Oh Frances McDormand just broke the internet with millions googling inclusion rider. Love it. #oscars
— Tzeporah Berman (@Tzeporah) March 5, 2018
She even got a special shout-out from fellow actor Ashley Judd, who has been very vocal about gender equality and the #MeToo movement.
Thank you, Frances McDormand.
Inclusion. Rider. #Oscars90 #Oscars #TimesUp
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 5, 2018
People weren’t happy with all of the winners, however. There was some backlash on Twitter about Kobe Bryant and Gary Oldman‘s Oscars because of previous allegations of sexual assault and domestic abuse, respectively.
Hollywood started to take sexual assault seriously.
Then it gave Kobe Bryant an Oscar.https://t.co/KjPu4LFfKh pic.twitter.com/Wg86XVZPvz
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 5, 2018
Give it up for Gary Oldman and Kobe Bryant, for proving that men with domestic violence or sexual assault accusations can still accomplish anything. #Oscars
— Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman) March 5, 2018
It wasn’t all negative, though. Plenty of fans celebrated the two, including Kobe’s former teammate Shaquille O’Neal.
Congrats to KOBE first Oscar that’s big bro #dearbasketball. Proud of you, Big honor for you and your family. I’m jealous lol
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 5, 2018
Meanwhile, it was a big night for Mexico as Coco and The Shape of Water won multiple awards. Thousands of people took to Twitter to celebrate the victories.
Huge night for MEXICO. You can try to build a wall around our people but you can’t build one around our creativity. #oscars
— Grace Parra (@GraceParra360) March 5, 2018
Me watching #GuillermoDelToro and #Coco clean up at the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/esIz2bAsyQ
— Diego Cervantes (@diegoeduardo87) March 5, 2018
Two of the night’s biggest winners were actually presenters. Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph handed out two Oscars, and people were loving the hilarious duo.
Every other tweet in my timeline is people begging for Tiffany Haddish & Maya Rudolph to host next year and add me to the chorus.
— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) March 5, 2018
Who knows if the ladies will get a turn hosting the Oscars, but maybe we start with an uproarious buddy comedy?
Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish appeared and I immediately screamed “Thelma and Louise reboot” at a stranger.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) March 5, 2018
For the full list of winners and other highlights visit Oscar.go.com.
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