It was a big night for movie makers and creators at the 2019 Oscars which held at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, Sunday night.
Just as the glitz and glamour lightened up the night, there were also moments that will not be forgotten in a hurry.
It turns out the absence of a host for the 91st edition of the big event was not a bad idea. Below are some of the best moments at the 2019 Oscars.
The opening of the show by classic band, Queen and Adam Lambert
The Academy recruited Queen, the classic band whose story is told in the awards-season favorite Bohemian Rhapsody. “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”, two of the band’s popular songs were performed as Adam Lambert filled in for Freddie Mercury (the band’s late vocalist). They also paid tribute to the iconic singer with a massive photo behind the band. “Welcome to the Oscars!” Lambert wailed following the jock-jam opening duo.
Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler Topical Jokes
Following the Queen spectacle, a trio of SNL vets — Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph — provided all the monologue that was needed. “We are not your hosts!” Fey insisted. But they might as well have been, with their mile-a-minute topical jokes leading briskly into the best supporting actress presentation.
Melissa McCarthy & Brian Tyree Henry’s Costume Party
Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry were on stage to present an award and light up the stage. The unlikely pair had one of the funniest moments of the night, presenting the best costume design award while wearing over-the-top mash-ups of the fashions from The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots and Mary Poppins Returns. “Nuance and sophistication are just two qualities of the most effective costume design,” Henry said, the picture of sophistication in his pearls, bowtie, lacey ensemble and mask. McCarthy’s getup was covered in stuffed bunnies, including a hand-puppet rabbit that struggled to open the card and present the award to Black Panther‘s Ruth E. Carter.
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Far From ‘Shallow’ Performance
This long-awaited number was well worth the wait, given its perfectly subtle and sensual staging. The A Star Is Born pair materialized from the Oscars crowd, made their way to the stage, looked lovingly into each other’s eyes while trading verses, and eventually landed on the piano bench, just like a pivotal scene in the tragic movie.