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90th Oscars Dance Between Honoring and Correcting the Past

The Academy Awards have attempted to celebrate its storied history, and also atone for some of the film industry's mistreatment of women and other groups. The Academy Awards have attempted to celebrate its storied history, and also atone for some of the film industry's mistreatment of women and other groups. |  Photo: WDIO/WIRT-DT

LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
Created: March 05, 2018 05:39 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy Awards have attempted to celebrate its storied history, and also atone for some of the film industry's mistreatment of women and other groups.

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Nostalgia, #MeToo and last year's mistaken envelope fiasco factored in heavily during Sunday's star-studded show, which gave its top honors to Guillermo Del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" and let Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty have a redo presenting the best picture award.

Kimmel said of the moment of cultural reckoning for inclusivity and sexual misconduct that the industry couldn't turn a blind eye to bad behavior anymore, telling the audience, "The world is watching us."

By the end of the show, the movie in love with movies - "The Shape of Water" - still won the top awards.


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LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer

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