9 Oscar Moments That Inspire Us to #BEBOLD

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony took place Sunday in an night filled with excitement, surprises, and history-making moments.

From MAKER and hidden figure Katherine Johnson receiving a standing ovation, to former MAKERS producer Caroline Waterlow accepting an award, here are just a few highlights that inspire us to continue to #BEBOLD.

1. MAKER Katherine Johnson, one of the real women who inspired the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" movie, has a moment on stage after being introduced by the film's Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe.

2. Viola Davis accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress in "Fences" with a powerful speech, making history as the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony for acting.

3. "To the women in this category... you are all so extraordinary and I look up to you and I admire you more than I can put into words. It has been the greatest honor just to stand along side you." —Emma Stone, accepting the award for Best Actress in "La La Land."

4. Artists like Lin Manuel Miranda (and his mother), Ruth Negga, and Emma Stone took to the awards wearing blue ribbons in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

5. MAKER John Legend flawlessly performed "City of Stars" and "Audition" from "La La Land."

6. Lin Manuel Miranda and 16-year-old Auli'i Cravahlo awed the audience with their performance of "How Far I'll Go" from the Oscar-nominated "Moana."

7. Even some of the commercial breaks gave us joy. One of the best ads? General Electric's newly released "What If Scientists Were Celebrities?" commercial, featuring MAKER Mildred Dresselhaus, which seeks to #BalanceTheEquation for women in STEM.

8. Meryl Streep received a standing ovation at the Oscars for 20 Academy Award nominations.

9. Former MAKERS producer, Caroline Waterlow, and Ezra Edelman took home the Documentary Feature award for "O.J.: Made in America."

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