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Director Jordan Peele poses in the press room with the Oscar for best original screenplay during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

The 90th Academy Awards kicked off on Sunday in a show that highlighted inclusion and diversity through speeches, addressed social movements that are changing Hollywood and history-making wins.

Jimmy Kimmel, hosted the ceremonies again, on ABC at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The night’s biggest honor was awarded to “The Shape of Water” winning for Best Picture. Best Actress winner Frances McDormand lit the room up with her pivotal speech exclaiming that all female nominees stand together at once.

Given societal themes preceding this year’s event — particularly the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements as part of a growing tide of awareness of sexual harassment and assault — there were some more political tones from the start.

R&B legend Mary J. Blige gave as soul stirring performance of her best song nominated “Might River” co-written by her and Ralphael Saadiq. Blige made history as the first person ever to be nominated for best supporting actress and best song in the same year.

Kobe Bryant poses in the press room with the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball,” during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Other notable moments were Basketball legend Kobe Bryant winning an Oscar for his animated short film Dear Basketball.  However, the groundbreaking moment of the night was writer-director Jordan Peele making history by becoming the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay after being awarded for Get Out. The film was a defining moment in Hollywood that is helping correct Hollywood’s notion that “Black” movies don’t sell.

The following is a list of the winners

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” *WINNER

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“A Fantastic Woman” *WINNER

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” *WINNER

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Icarus” *WINNER

ORIGINAL SONG

“Remember Me,” “Coco” *WINNER

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Coco” *WINNER

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Call Me by Your Name” *WINNER

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Get Out” *WINNER

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” *WINNER

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER

DIRECTOR

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” *WINNER

BEST PICTURE

“The Shape of Water” *WINNER

PRODUCTION DESIGN

“The Shape of Water” *WINNER

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Blade Runner 2049” *WINNER

COSTUME DESIGN

“Phantom Thread” *WINNER

SOUND EDITING

“Dunkirk” *WINNER

SOUND MIXING

“Dunkirk” *WINNER

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Dear Basketball” *WINNER

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

“The Silent Child” *WINNER

ORIGINAL SCORE

“The Shape of Water” *WINNER

VISUAL EFFECTS

“Blade Runner 2049” *WINNER

FILM EDITING

“Dunkirk” *WINNER

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

“Darkest Hour” *WINNER