Hollywood turns out for wild night at Oscars

Miami-made movie 'Moonlight' takes top prize

By Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter

HOLLYWOOD, Cal. - Justin Timberlake got the crowd on its feet Sunday night at the Oscars, so when Jimmy Kimmel came out, they were loose and ready.

Kimmel wasted no time and took his first shots at his "enemy" Matt Damon. Kimmel even got political.

"Thank you, President (Donald) Trump. Remember last year they thought the Oscars was racist?" he said.

Kimmel then recognized Meryl Streep in a tongue-in-cheek tribute directly targeted at Trump tweet.

The first major award went to the Mahershala Ali of "Moonlight" for best supporting actor.

Ali was emotional when he accepted the award. He thanked Tarell Alvin Mcraney and Barry Jenkins, who are both from Miami.

Before the show, the cast entered the red carpet together, and Jaden Piner and Alex Hibbert came over to Local 10 News to say hello.

Viola Davis brought the crowd to tears when she accepted the best supporting actress award for her role in "Fences."

Also, 21 nominations seemed to be the charm for sound mixer Kevin O'Connell, who won for "Hacksaw Ridge."

The ladies of "Hidden Figures" paid tribute to the woman who inspired them, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Kimmel did his spin on feeding the audience during the show when he air-dropped candy.

On a sour note, noticeably absent was the Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose movie "The Salesman" won for best foreign language film.

The 89th annual award show lived up to its expected night of glamour mixed with politics on the Hollywood stage.

But the night really had some drama when Miami-made movie "Moonlight" took home the Oscar for best picture, after it was mistakenly announced that "La La Land" had won. 

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