As chauffeured SUVs made their way to the Governor’s awards on Saturday, it remained unclear whether the event would be successful amid the sexual harassment claims that have been ongoing. Some of the people in these SUVs included the likes of Steven Spielberg and Jenniffer Lawrence. This is seen as the first stop before the Oscars are presented. During this entire time, it remained unclear how the attendees would handle themselves amid the sexual harassment scandals that had characterized the entertainment industry in the last few months. This became an issue by just looking at the presenter list. The list included the likes of Jessica Chastain, Ava DuVernay as well as Angelina Jolie. These happen to be some of the most outspoken women in Hollywood. Some people speculated that the Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne would flow slowly and less freely. The question that still lingered is how the tone would emerge. Would it be the usual tone? The outcome can only be summed up best by an event that occurred during the cocktail hour. The light moment came from the unexpected when a waiter cheerfully announced “deviled eggs for everyone” when he arrived with a tray of hors-d’oeuvres. The most surprising thing is that the party ended up without mentioning the topic of sexual harassment.
The ceremony lasted for three hours during which some honorary Oscars were announced. This included an award for Owen Roizman. This also saw an award go to Donald Sutherland, the actor. Three directors were also honored, and they included Alejandro G. Inarritu, Charles Burnett as well as Agness Varda. The elephant in the room in this ceremony was Ms. Varda. The only guest who came close to her was Ms. Jolie when she was introducing the legendary actor. Some of her greatest films include La Pointe Courte of 1956. Ms. Jolie told the crowd that they need to learn from the actors who came before them. The two then danced together. Dustin Hoffman at one moment strode onstage, and he was given an enthusiastic applause. This is despite the man being accused of sexually harassing two women. He has unreservedly apologized since then. He even presented the honorary Oscar to one of the nominees Mr. Roizman. This is a director who has given the entertainment industry good films such as the Exorcist, the French Connection as well as the Tootsie, in which they worked with Dustin Hoffman.