Even for an awards super fan like me, with all that’s going on in the world it felt a little weird to sit down and watch actors congratulate each other, but, my Hollywood coastal elite loves, took the platform and used it to speak out for good so, it was actually a really nice way to end the weekend.
Ashton Kutcher and Julia Louis-Dreyfus started the night out strong:
I don’t watch it any more, but I love that Orange is the New Black submits their entire 37 person ensemble, it’s always such a great moment:
To quote Denzel Washinton: Viola. Davis.
In case you haven’t taken my advice and watched Captain Fantastic yet, this might be some motivation now:
Marhershala Ali made me cry, yes with his performance in Moonlight, but also with this speech:
I love Lily Tomlin, I want to be her when I grow up (and I’m glad I could find a video that didn’t include Dolly Parton’s boob joke filled introduction):
I really need to watch The Crown, because John Lithgow and Claire Foy are delights:
The kids from Stranger Things are adorable, still not watching that show though they did give the best speech ever:
Also, I just love Winona Ryder, she really went on a journey through this speech.
I think Natalie Portman should have won Best Actress, but I love Emma Stone, and I feel a real kinship with her, and this is the kind of speech I would give if ever called upon to:
I’m never going to complain about Denzel Washington winning an award, especially when he is genuinely surprised:
Look, I think Moonlight was robbed, but the Hidden Figures women gave a speech that made their win worth it:
And look, it was a weird night for fashion. Every time I thought, “Oh I like that dress,” and then it would have a strange flower applique, lace detail, or sheer panel. But here were some favorites: