Following Kimmel’s encouraging and tastefully funny opening monologue, the show was filled with powerful performances, historic wins, and inspiring messages sent from women and men alike.
At the end of Kimmel’s monologue, he joked that he’d be timing all of the acceptance speeches to ensure that the show wouldn’t go as long as it has in previous years (which didn’t end up changing anything time-wise, as it went almost an hour over schedule).
Introduced by Ashley Judd (who was one of the first to speak out against Harvey Weinstein), Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, the video montage was as inspiring as those who have been part of the recent movements, with Daniels adding one of the most affecting messages: “Get ready for some more Black Panthers, some more Wrinkle In Times.
In one of the final commercial breaks of the broadcast, Teigen and Legend popped up on an add for Google Assistant, in which Teigen is attempting to search for a show as Legend sing-thinks his frustration (we promise it’s funnier than that sounds).
In one of the most empowering moments of the night, the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actress took a moment to recognize all of the women she was nominated alongside this year, calling for all of them to stand with her during her best actress acceptance speech.