>> Look around ladies and gentlemen because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.
This is a door, kick it open and come in.>> The sci-fi drama did win previous honours that usually predict Oscar gold, but it became caught up in a plagiarism lawsuit during academy voting. And it seemed like dark comedy, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, or horror Film, Get Out, both had a shot at taking best picture instead.
Host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the show by securing the powerful men in Hollywood accused of sexual misconduct, with a gag about the Oscar statue's lack of genitalia.>> He is literally a statue of immitations.>>
And that's the kind of men we need more of in this town.
>> Kimmel also called out Harvey Weinstein whose fall from grace helps spark the Me Too movement. And halfway through the show three of Weinstein's accusers introduced tributes to diversity.>> We stand up for the dreamers.>> Activism also held the spotlight. Rapper Common and Andrea Day brought Me Too and Black Lives Matter leaders on stage to perform their song Stand Up For Something.
Other top awards were less surprising. As expected, Gary Oldman won his first Oscar as best actor for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. And Frances McDormand won best actress for Three Billboards. She kept an emotional acceptance speech by calling on every woman in the hall who had been nominated to stand.
>> The actors, Meryl if you do it everybody else will, come on.>>