Being a mom makes it quite impossible for me to stay up as late as ever to watch the full Oscars. If you’re a fellow mama, or just a busy bee, you’re in luck as I’ve done the work for you and compiled the best of the 2017 Oscars. Enjoy!

2017 Oscars

Truth be told, I didn’t watch the whole Oscars segment, but rather followed online. I did some scanning and research early this morning to find the moments you need to know about. You can find the good, the bad, and the Stave Harvey moments below.

Iranian Director Wins Best Foreign Language Film

What is more amazing about the Iranian director winning an Oscar, is that he did not attend the ceremony to make a stand. Asghar Farhadi did not attend the ceremony in solidarity with the people from 6 nations that are not allowed to enter the United States. Below are the highlights of his powerful acceptance speech, condemning Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban.

Source: Vanity Fair

Mahershala Ali is First Muslim Actor to Win Oscar

This is a BIG DEAL, especially in today’s United States. If you have seen Moonlight, you know that this Academy Award is so incredibly well-deserved by Mahershala Ali.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Viola Davis is the First Black Actor to Win Triple Crown for Acting

What is the Triple Crown of Acting? It means that Voila Davis has won an Emmy Award, a Tony Award and an Academy Award. Voila Davis is talent, and a true example of black girl magic in Hollywood.

Source: ABC News

Gael Garcia Bernal Makes A Bold Statement

If you don’t know who Gael Garcia Bernal is, you need to look him up! You’ll likely find him alongside his BFF, Diego Luna. He is an extremely talented Mexican actor, producer and director who for years has paved the way for diversity in Hollywood.

Source: ABC News

Blue Ribbons on the Oscars Red Carpet

You may have noticed on the red carpet that many celebrities had blue ribbons pinned to their clothing. What do these blue ribbons represent? A.C.L.U.

The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy organization devoted to protecting the rights of everyone in America.

Source: New York Times

Biggest Mistake in Oscars History

Soooo about that Steve Harvey moment…… The video above explains it all. Once again I will say, Moonlight deserve this award without a doubt and I am so happy that they won.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘Moana’ Oscars Performance

I’m obsessed with the movie Moana and even more with this song; it touches my heart! One of the biggest pushes towards diversity in Hollywood was the casting of Auli’i Carvalho to play Moana in the very popular Disney movie. Of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda (who, in my opinion, is the epitome of talent), writer of the song, introduced her with an original rap.

Source: Just Jared

Chrissy Teigen is a Mom

This is my very favourite moment BY FAR from the 2017 Oscars. Chrissy Teigen living the #MomLife during the Oscars is all of us. There are so many times that I’ve been out past 10pm and my eyes are literally closing. So Chrissy, I get it!

Source: Mashable

I am happy to conclude that the Oscars belonged to people of colour this year. The 2017 Academy Awards showcased and highlighted a strong push towards diversity in Hollywood, and more significantly support for diversity in the United States. With the recent events, this is very important.

This year’s Oscars have definitely stood out from the rest for many reasons. Hopefully as we produce more films, direct more pictures, and cast more actors and actresses, Hollywood proves to keep with the current rhythm of diversity and representation in the film industry.

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