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Top Five Moments from the 90th Academy Awards

1. Frances McDormand’s Acceptance Speech

After Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” she asked all the women to stand with her in recognition for this award. This powerful moment meant a lot for McDormand as she shared her success and accomplishment with those around her.

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2. Rita Moreno’s Description of Filmmaking as a Universal Language

Rita Moreno appeared the same dress that she wore 56 years before when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “One Day at a Time.” This year she presented the award for the Best Foreign Film, and described the vital importance of language in our world.

“Regardless of its country of origin or of the dialect of its words, a great film conveys a story that speaks to the one condition we all share: the human condition.” – Rita Moreno

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3. Keala Settle’s Performance of “This is Me”

This empowering and emotional performance by Keala Settle of the song from the film “The Greatest Showman” made for a perfect last one of the evening. It was an inspiring moment at the Oscars.

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4. Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph’s Presentence Speech

As these two women presented the awards for Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Live Action Short Film, they did an excellent job of bringing up the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. They also made it humorous with their jokes as they held their heels in their hands.

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5. Jimmy Kimmel’s Monologue

This year, Jimmy Kimmel addressed the mix-up from last year’s Academy Awards, the 90th birthday of “Oscar,” and also the more important issues of Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, #MeToo and Time’s Up.

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