The Oscars Were Political & I'm Mad

**NOTE: This article does not reflect the views of Her Campus Wyoming and only reflects the views of the writer.**

Sunday night marked the 89th year the Academy hosted the Oscars. While I enjoyed watching the red carpet moments, the best and worst dressed and watching the reviews of the movies from this past year, I was a little disturbed by the political comments made by this year’s host Jimmy Kimmel.

The first, "Oscar is 90 years old this year, which probably means he's at home watching Fox News," put a stereotype on every older white man in the country.

Another comment Kimmel made was "We don't make films like Call Me By Your Name for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence." Okay, way to take a jab at our vice president. 

He also referenced the recent event from Wednesday, when former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigned. "But tonight's nominated documentaries show us that where there is darkness, there is also hope. Except at the White House. Hope quit on Wednesday,” Kimmel said.

Eugenio Derbez, the introducer of “Remember Me,” from the movie Coco said, “You know, in the after world there are no walls,” obviously referencing the wall President Trump wants to build on the border.

My question is, if we’re expected to be politically correct while talking about someone, why can’t Hollywood do the same?

My other reactions from the Oscars are okay, I guess. In fact, they are completely normal.

Why did The Shape of Water win best picture? The awful move only grossed $57,741,855, while Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $619,140,525 in theaters and wasn’t nominated for anything (although the actors presented the Best Animated Film Oscar to Coco). As a huge Star Wars fan, I’m salty AF.

The Shape of Water was nominated for 13 Oscars and won four, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.

The best moment from Sunday night? When the women took the stage and said what we all were thinking without making it political. Kristen Anderson-Lopez was one of those women.

"Look at this category...Not only are we diverse, but we are close to 50/50 for gender representation. When you look at a category like ours, it helps us imagine a world where all the categories look like this one,” she said.

Anderson-Lopez, the songwriter of the movie Coco, won the Oscar for Best Original Songwriting alongside her husband, Robert Lopez.

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