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Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards may have lacked the shock value to rival last year’s infamous “slap heard around the world,” yet it delivered plenty of comedic moments, questionable decor choices and three-hunky-decks of heartfelt speeches.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel didn’t hold back in his opening monologue, mocking Will Smith’s slapping of Chris Rock last year and joking that if someone commits an act of violence “you’ll be given an Oscar for Best Actor and 19- Minutes speech will be allowed.

in an allusion to irish film Banshee of Inishrin, which received multiple nominations, Kimmel brought out one of the stars of the film, Jenny, the miniature donkey, appeared on stage – but “Jenny” was later revealed to be a Cheat,

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A Donkey Wasn’t the Only Animal to Hit the Oscars Stage: “Cocaine Bear” Aftermath got included in Elizabeth Banks and featured in jokes throughout the evening – even submit One-time Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

Kimmel was eager to get Yousafzai’s opinion on whether or not Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine during the premiere of his movie. Don’t worry, darling With the Nobel laureate swiftly off the ground: “I only speak of peace,” he replied, winning her Appreciation on social media.

The Best Supporting Actress award went to Jamie Lee Curtis, who reminisced about her parents Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis’ Oscar nominations before looking up at the sky and shouting, “I just won an Oscar!”

A notable absentee from Sunday’s Oscars ceremony was the red carpet, which the Academy replaced with a champagne-hued runner who received a Mixed feedback,

The carpet was the backdrop for Lady Gaga’s tumultuous moment hurried to help a photographer who fell while trying to take his picture.

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One of the most heartwarming moments of the night came from Best Supporting Actor winner, Ke Hui Quan, who performed a tearful speech It traces his journey as a refugee, then a child artist and now an Oscar winner. "I can't believe this is happening to me. This is the American dream," Quan said. “Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on my dream. To all of you: Please keep your dreams alive." In a full-circle moment, Harrison Ford presented the award for Best Picture all at once, everywhere for which Kwan, who co-starred in the 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, joined his teammates on the podium and hugged Ford, Kwan was 12 when she made her screen debut as a child actor, playing Ford's aide in the film.

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Fantasy films dominate Sunday's awards everything together everywhere, which took home seven trophies including all major awards except Best Actor in a Leading Role. The film's lead star, Michelle Yeoh, made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress award and was presented with the trophy by Halle Berry—the first black woman and only other black person to win the award. Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his performance. whale And, like Yoh, he was also a first-time winner. Angela Bassett - who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,appeared Clearly disappointed after missing out on the award, prompting many of her fans to tweet that she "Been plundered, Ruth E. Carter, Joe won Best Costume Design Award for wakanda forever Became the first black woman to win two Oscars. She won the same award for her costume design for the first time in 2018 black Panther film.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that the donkey Kimmel brought onstage was a stand-in for Jenny Banshee of Inishrin,

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