Oscars 2017 highlights: the 89th Academy Awards as told in GIFs

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The best of the best in movies are being honored at the 2017 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Here's a moment-by-moment recap presented in real time solely in GIF form. Before the ceremony, the stars walked the red carpet. This...

Oscars 2017 highlights: the 89th Academy Awards as told in GIFs

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The best of the best in movies are being honored at the 2017 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Here's a moment-by-moment recap presented in real time solely in GIF form.

Before the ceremony, the stars walked the red carpet.

This GIF gets better with every loop. #Oscars https://t.co/MjxouWqYTH pic.twitter.com/pyphR5MdvZ

-- GIPHY (@GIPHY) February 27, 2017

Justin Timberlake opened the show with a performance of "Can't Stop the Feeling," his Oscar-nominated song from "Trolls"

"I think there's a really good chance they're gonna let you back in [NSYNC]" -- Kimmel giving kudos to @jtimberlake at #Oscars pic.twitter.com/OEdxvcjiWQ

-- TV Guide (@TVGuide) February 27, 2017

Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the show with a rather tame monologue.

Jimmy Kimmel leads the #Oscars crowd in standing ovation for "overrated" Meryl Streep: https://t.co/TJ8w1tqa4X pic.twitter.com/PgOsQqFClt

-- Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 27, 2017

When Jimmy Kimmel puts you on blast... #Oscars https://t.co/9K89XpZgBx pic.twitter.com/UKce4LazUv

-- GIPHY (@GIPHY) February 27, 2017

The first award of the night went to...

Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. #Oscars #avcOscars pic.twitter.com/NkvUEm64ix

-- The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) February 27, 2017

"Moana" star Auli'i Cravalho nails her performance of "How Far I'll Go" with an assist from Lin-Manuel Miranda

when u were nervous but u totally crushed it #oscars pic.twitter.com/CkL1BrqAdD

-- Melissa Rosenberg (@melroseee) February 27, 2017

Viola Davis wins Best Supporting Actress and gives an emotional speech.

Everyone watching Viola Davis' speech at the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/Rv41Vu0ffD

-- Mashable GIF (@mashablegif) February 27, 2017

Sting performs "The Empty Chair" from "Jim: The James Foley Story"

A performance so good, it stings! @OfficialSting #Oscars pic.twitter.com/eg766t54Rk

-- ABC Network (@ABCNetwork) February 27, 2017

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars because of President Trump's travel ban, sent two Iranian American citizens to accept the award for Best Foreign Language Film on his behalf and read a statement

"My absence is out of respect for the people of my country," says #Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi in a statement pic.twitter.com/jed7adxP3Y

-- Variety (@Variety) February 27, 2017

Did you like "Zootopia?" It beat its Disney rival "Moana" for best animated feature.

Disney's #Zootopia Wins Best Animated Picture #Oscars https://t.co/FZ94i2j91V pic.twitter.com/McP3CFPlzQ

-- Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) February 27, 2017

Nearly two hours in the show, "La La Land" wins its first Oscar.

#Oscars: "La La Land" wins for Best Production Design [?] pic.twitter.com/VrFSpRmkj1

-- BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 27, 2017

Michael J. Fox -- Marty McFly!! -- just arrived on the Oscar stage with Seth Rogen in a DeLorean! Whoa, this is heavy.

Watch your head there, Seth #Oscars pic.twitter.com/tvtbvtRvLa

-- Mashable GIF (@mashablegif) February 27, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel and the kid from "Lion" Sunny Pawar recreate a scene from "The Lion King"

Jimmy Kimmel does 'The Lion King' #Oscars pic.twitter.com/a9z7Xu4puo

-- UPROXX (@UPROXX) February 27, 2017

and Lin Manuel-Miranda is having a good time. He's still waiting to see if he wins the EGOT.

Lin-Manuel is joy, personified. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/Jy6UdLx8IA

-- Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 27, 2017

Kimmel is now trolling @RealDonaldTrump

Jimmy Kimmel really just tweeted at @realDonaldTrump in the middle of the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/DB377MIQaD

-- Mic (@mic) February 27, 2017

Mean Tweets is always good for a laugh.

[?] [?] [?] #Oscars pic.twitter.com/Jhm4ohIejt

-- Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 27, 2017

*** Time to swoon ***

LOOK AT MY PARENTS RYAN GOSLING AND EMMA STONE LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE #Oscars pic.twitter.com/eT0A5KfksR

-- xavier (@ryanghoesling) February 27, 2017

John Legend performs two nominated songs from "La La Land"

We could listen to @johnlegend all day, every day. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/PwD18vE8Yk

-- People Magazine (@people) February 27, 2017

No surprise "City of Stars" from "La La Land" wins best original song, it's been in our heads since we first heard it over Christmas. "La La Land" is now the leader of the night with four Oscars.

And that's four! "City of Stars" wins best original song. #LaLaLand pic.twitter.com/1h490qP4DX

-- clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) February 27, 2017

Here come the tears...

Gone, but not forgotten. [?] #Oscars pic.twitter.com/al4ImnNwKF

-- People Magazine (@people) February 27, 2017

And "Manchester by the Sea" is on the board

Best Original Screenplay goes to #ManchesterByTheSea! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/f5es2vxYqg

-- Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 27, 2017

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