I did appreciate Kimmel's swipes at Trump ("Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?") and at Hollywood ("Black people saved NASA and white people saved jazz"). Meryl was awesome. So were Mahershala Ali and the Moonlight writers. And Katherine Johnson! But I feel like the disregard for Hidden Figures in the top categories shows how things need to improve, though that insane ending was also a thing of beauty. Earlier in the day we went to the Phillips Collection to see the Toulouse-Lautrec illustrations:
...it may be because Picasso painted it into The Blue Room.
Lithographs of Jane Avril in a snake dress...
...and the original pose and dress.
Here is Jane Avril dancing...
...and Toulouse-Lautrec's version.
The exhibit introduction.
And here we are in the Rothko room, not even pretending we appreciate Rothko.