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Poll: 2018 Oscars: What Was the Most Memorable Moment?

What was, for you, the most memorable moment from the 2018 Oscars?

After voting, reminisce, and otherwise discuss here.

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    Lakeith Stanfield at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Lakeith Stanfeld appearing onstage yelling, "Get Out!" as Jimmy Kimmel explained that winners who speak longer than the allotted time will not be gently encouraged with music but will be aggressively warned by the actor from the film 'Get Out'
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    Eva Marie Saint at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Eva Marie Saint (Best Supporting Actress, 1955) presenting for costume design to a standing ovation
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    Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani, both immigrants, poignantly declaring, "to all the Dreamers out there, we stand with you"
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    Tom Hanks and Tom Sizemore in Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    The montage dedicated to veterans and those currently serving in the military; the montage included scenes from films such as 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Platoon,' 'Thin Red Line,' 'Patton,' and 'A Few Good Men')
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    Mary J. Blige at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Mary J. Blige and a choir performing "Mighty River" from 'Mudbound,' sometimes with scenes from the film behind them
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    Helen Mirren and Jimmy Kimmel at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Jimmy Kimmel announces a prize for the shortest speech: a jet ski ("Helen Mirren not included")
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    Sam Rockwell at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    After winning the Best Supporting Actor award, Sam Rockwell closing his acceptance speech by dedicating his Oscar to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, a three-time nominee in that category who also won Best Actor in 2013
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    Rita Moreno at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Standing ovation for Rita Moreno presenting for Best Foreign Language film
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    Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    The "empathy montage," which showed clips from films such as 'E.T.' and quotes from Roger Ebert, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' ("You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk around in it” ) and Ossie Davis as, "Da Mayor" in 'Do the Right Thing,' telling a young man, "always do the right thing"
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    Natalia Lafourcade and Miguel at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    The festive and colorful performance of the winning song from 'Coco'
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    Viola Davis in Fences (2016)

    The montage of women in film (including the scene from 'Fences' with Viola Davis tearfully and angrily proclaiming to her husband, played by Denzel Washington, "Don't you think I had dreams and hopes?")
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    Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph humorously "reassuring" people that there were "plenty of white people backstage, still to come," and that the Oscars, once "too white," are not now, "don't worry, too black"
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    Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton at an event for The Silent Child (2017)

    Rachel Shenton giving her acceptance speech for 'The Silent Child' in sign language, as well as in English
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    Common at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    The performance for "Stand Up for Something" from 'Marshall,' which included many people standing on stage, as well as the audience standing, "to stand up" for people such as those in Puerto Rico, for the "Dreamers", and for the students, teachers, and families of Parkland, Florida
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    Jordan Peele at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Jordan Peele, the first black screenwriter to win for Best Original Screenplay, accepting his Oscar
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    Mark Hamill, Jimmy Kimmel, Guillermo del Toro, Guillermo Rodriguez, and Ansel Elgort at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Jimmy Kimmel gathering attendees such as Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Margot Robbie, Guillermo del Toro, and Mark Hamill, and going across the street to a theater to thank, and give "goodies" to, the moviegoers there, as a gesture to show appreciation to movie audiences everywhere
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    James Ivory at an event for Call Me by Your Name (2017)

    The iconic James Ivory winning for Best Adapated Screenplay and becoming the oldest Oscar-winner ever at 89 years old (He was also likely the only attendee who wore a shirt with someone's likeness adorning it; it was fellow 'Call Me by Your Name' nominee Timothée Chalamet's face under his bowtie.)
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    Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, and Annabella Sciorra at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek, all of whom have spoken recently about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault, took the stage while visibly emotional and praised the many women and men who spoke up despite possible career repercussions and industry blacklisting. They also reflected on the long journey to "out" the predators. Celebrating the Time's Up movement, Hayek said “We salute those unstoppable spirits who kicked ass and broke through the bias perception against their gender, race, and ethnicity to tell their stories."
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    Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise (1991)

    The "Time's Up" and "MeToo"montage of clips from films such as 'The Color Purple,' 'Milk,' and 'Thelma & Louise,' "which also featured quotes such as "Some of my favorite movies are movies by straight white dudes, about straight white dudes. Now straight white dudes can watch movies starring me, and you relate to that. It’s not that hard. I’ve done it my whole life” (Kumail Nanjiani), and "I remember going to see ‘Wonder Woman.’ Sitting in the theater and hearing women cry. This big action extravaganza, and something clicked. And I’ll say it: this is what white men feel all the time. And all these women are having this experience for the first time. I imagine it’s gonna be the same thing when people go and see ‘Black Panther.'” (Director and screenwriter Barry Jenkins)
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    Benjamin Bratt, Darla K. Anderson, Gael García Bernal, Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, and Anthony Gonzalez at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Lee Unkrich, when accepting the Best Animated Film award for 'Coco,' saying, “The biggest thank you of all [goes] to the people of Mexico. 'Coco' could not exist without your endlessly beautiful culture and traditions. With 'Coco,' we tried to take a step forward toward a world where all children can grow up seeing characters in movies that look and talk and live like they do. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters.”
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    Keala Settle at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    The performance for "This is Me," the nominated song from 'The Greatest Showman'
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    Guillermo del Toro at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Guillermo del Toro's emotional acceptance speech for Best Director
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    Eddie Vedder at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    The "In Memoriam" montage (including tributes on film to Jonathan Demme, John Heard, Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi, Martin Landau, Sam Shepard, and many others) accompanied by Eddie Vedder's performance of "I've Got a Room on the Top of the World Tonight"
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    Frances McDormand at an event for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

    The passionate acceptance speech by Frances McDormand, which included having all of the women nominees, of every category, stand, after which she said, " "Look around, everybody, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed." She closed by saying, "I have two words for you: Inclusion rider."
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    Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway at an event for The Oscars (2018)

    Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty getting another chance, after last year's confusion, at announcing the Best Picture winner

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