As Expected, The Oscars Became A Night Of Protest Against Donald Trump

As expected, the Oscars became a night of protest against Donald Trump

  • He repeatedly went after the “over-rated” Meryl Streep, much like how Trump attacked the actress on Twitter after her Golden Globes speech.
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    The comedian made a joke about Trump likely tweeting about the ceremony in all caps during the middle of the night while using the bathroom.

  • Later in the night, Kimmel also joked about the fake violence in Sweden that Donald Trump erroneously brought up in a speech.
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    Director Asghar Farhadi boycotted the ceremony because of to Trump’s travel ban.

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    And although it was small, Streep appeared to make a very short, but important follow-up comment to her Golden Globes speech.

Stars shared political messages throughout the night.
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Viola Davis Just Became The First Black Woman To Win An Oscar, Emmy And Tony For Acting

Viola Davis just became the first black actor to win an #Oscar, Emmy AND a Tony award

  • When Viola Davis walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress, she also vaulted herself into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world.
  • With the win for her work in the 2016 film “Fences,” Davis becomes the 23rd person to complete the so-called triple crown of acting, which is the term used to describe actors and actresses who have won at least one competitive acting award at the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys.
  • Prior to “Fences,” Davis had won an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on “How to Get Away with Murder” and two Tony Awards, first in 2001 for her work in “King Hedley II” and then again in 2010 for her work in the Broadway rendition of “Fences.”
  • Davis joins an acting group that includes acting legends like Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino and Ingrid Bergman.
  • But even some of the greatest actors and actresses in history, including one of Davis’ acting heroes, Meryl Streep, haven’t completed the triad like Davis did Sunday.

Whoopi Goldberg is an EGOT winner, but she won her Tony for producing, not acting.
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Viola Davis Just Became The First Black Woman To Win An Oscar, Emmy And Tony For Acting

Viola Davis just became the first black actor to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony

  • When Viola Davis walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress, she also vaulted herself into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world.
  • With the win for her work in the 2016 film “Fences,” Davis becomes the 23rd person to complete the so-called triple crown of acting, which is the term used to describe actors and actresses who have won at least one competitive acting award at the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys.
  • Prior to “Fences,” Davis had won an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on “How to Get Away with Murder” and two Tony Awards, first in 2001 for her work in “King Hedley II” and then again in 2010 for her work in the Broadway rendition of “Fences.”
  • Davis joins an acting group that includes acting legends like Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino and Ingrid Bergman.
  • But even some of the greatest actors and actresses in history, including one of Davis’ acting heroes, Meryl Streep, haven’t completed the triad like Davis did Sunday.

Whoopi Goldberg is an EGOT winner, but she won her Tony for producing, not acting.
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