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In the fast nationals, which are also not time zone adjusted, the Oscars telecast averaged a 6.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 24.4 million viewers, compared to the 8.7 rating and 29.1 million viewers the 2017 telecast drew in the preliminary numbers.

Elsewhere, awards were spread around, recognising first-timers, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and films inspired by other cultures. "We make them to upset Mike Pence". While this may have been an empowering moment to bring up the "limitless possibilities of equality, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality", it also recalls last year's Sundance controversy where Hayek and Shirley MacLaine were dismissive to Jessica James' call to recognize Black and LGBTQ struggles in film.

"We're sorry we interrupted the movie", Kimmel said, before Gadot shouted: "This is so much better than the Oscars". The hottest, most hilarious chicks on the block, actors Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph break it down for you.

"Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood and dreams are the foundations of America", Nyong'o said.

Jimmy Kimmel: "Here's how clueless Hollywood is about women: We made a movie called What Women Want, and it starred Mel Gibson". You are live on the Oscars right now. What happened previous year was unfortunate, and I've not told this story in public because I wanted to save it for tonight.

"We don't like it when people are hungry", the official Twitter account for Jimmy Kimmel's chatshow tweeted minutes before the ceremony began.

Kimmel offered that maybe the PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants who botched the envelopes a year ago were just trying to do a comedy routine that didn't go over so well.

Margot Robbie and Denzel Washington the "most searched for" nominees in the "best actress / actor" categories. "He inspired me and I could go on for an hour about Phil Hoffman".

Ever wondered how stars manage to look poised and elegant for the hours they spend on the red carpet?

"I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible".

"It was the culmination of a long journey", Dale said. "We can't let bad behaviour slide any more". The world is watching us.

Then Kimmel said that he was going to move away from that topic, adding, "This is a night for positivity and our plan is to shine a light on a group of outstanding and inspiring films, each and every one of which got crushed by Black Panther this weekend". Not this time: the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics last month was seen by 27.8 million.

Based on the novel by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name follows the blossoming relationship between 17-year-old Jewish American Elio (Chalamet) and his architect father's assistant Oliver (Hammer) in 1980's Italy.

But despite the serious subject, Kimmel wasn't afraid to use humour.