The Oscars brought plenty of drama and history-making moments, and Twitter was there for it.
One of the most unexpected awards went to NBA star Kobe Bryant, who won Best Animated Short for Dear Basketball.
Kobe: "As basketball players, we're really supposed to shut up and dribble."
Kobe takes a shot at that Fox News reporter. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/oHRbARABlk
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 5, 2018
His former teammate Shaquille O’Neal (who had an unsuccessful acting career), tweeted his congrats.
Congrats to KOBE first Oscar that’s big bro #dearbasketball. Proud of you, Big honor for you and your family. I’m jealous lol
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 5, 2018
But in the midst of the #metoo movement, Bryant’s win raised eyebrows.
So Harvey Weinstein gets kicked out of Hollywood and Kobe Bryant gets two jerseys retired and wins an Oscar in the same #metoo year. Simply amazing.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 5, 2018
On a more uplifting note, Daniela Vega was the first trans actor to present an award. Her starring film, A Fantastic Woman, won Best Foreign Language film.
What a beautiful night for the Latinx community at the Oscars. I'm so proud of Chile and A Fantastic Woman and Daniela Vega. And of Guillermo del Toro. And of Coco. I want more of this and more of us. Latinx of all genders, of every color, from every country. I'm so proud.
— Camila (@_camz) March 5, 2018
Jordan Peele made history as the first African American to win Best Original Screenplay.
I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 5, 2018
And his Key & Peele costar Keegan-Michael Key couldn’t contain his joy.
Great moment here when Jordan Peele wins for Get Out ! pic.twitter.com/cRTkdTNczZ
— Ben Winston (@benwinston) March 5, 2018
Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for The Shape of Water, where he called out his fellow Mexican-born winning directors.
Latinos are still underrepresented in front of the camera but This Is Cool:
4 of the past 5 Best Director winners have been Mexican: Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu (twice), and Alfonso Cuarón (or The Three Amigos, as they've been called). #Oscars pic.twitter.com/NpPPb0Y1lX
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) March 5, 2018
Frances McDormand had the #timesup #girlpower moment of the night, asking all the female nominees at the Oscars to stand and for the industry to fund their projects. She began her speech by name-dropping Olympian Chloe Kim, a minority woman, daughter of immigrants, and gold medalist.
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) March 5, 2018
"I have two words to leave you with tonight — Inclusion rider" — Frances McDormand seeks for inlcusion to be contractually mandated as she concludes her acceptance speech for Best Actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" #Oscars
— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) March 5, 2018
I love Frances McDormand cackling and shaking her hands in triumph at a room full of talented women like a mad feminist genius. This is the new superhero film the public demands. pic.twitter.com/JW8vK8qNC4
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) March 5, 2018