The 91st Academy Awards may not have had a host, but the 3 hour, 17 minute-long show was filled with plenty of heartwarming and gut-wrenching moments. Here, TheWrap rounds up the 11 best and worst bits of the 2019 Oscars.
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BEST/WORST: The Host-Less Opening -- It's not your fault, Adam Lambert. It's just that it's weird to hear anyone sing "We Are the Champions" that isn't Freddie Mercury. (Maybe a pass for now: Oscar winner Rami Malek?) Meanwhile, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph made their best pitch to be next year's Oscars hosts, and we hope the Academy was listening.Also Read:Oscars 2019: Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Didn’t Host, But Might as Well Have
BEST: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Made Us Cry (Again) With “Shallow" -- Ally and Jackson Maine — er, we mean Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper -- silenced the entire Dolby Theatre when they took the stage to sing “Shallow,” their already-iconic duet from “A Star Is Born.” And then of course they brought the house down with applause when they finished. Hey, even if you’ve re-watched that scene from the movie a million times already, it was nice just to take another look at them. Oh, and then the song won an Oscar later in the evening, making this moment even more perfect.
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BEST: Awkwafina and John Mulaney Are the Most Adorable/Overwhelmed Presenters Ever -- The breakout star of “Crazy Rich Asians” and the “SNL” alum were honored just to be announcing those who were nominated for Best Animated Short at the 91st Annual Academy Awards — even if they were totally freaked out while doing it. These two very funny people had a very funny, joint on-stage panic attack while recapping how starstruck they were hanging out backstage, rubbing elbows with the other A-list presenters.
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BEST: Keegan-Michael Key Enters Mary Poppins-Style -- The comedian came down from the the Dolby Theatre's rafters via umbrella to introduce Bette Midler‘s performance of the Oscar-nominated song “The Place Where Lost Things Go" from "Mary Poppins Returns." Let's just say there are few ways to upstage Bette Midler, but that was one of them.
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WORST: "Green Book" Best Picture Speech Omits Don Shirley -- “Green Book” producers and director Peter Farrelly thanked a number of people – even giving a shoutout to the late Carrie Fisher – but there was one notable omission: Don Shirley. This was made all the worse by Mahershala Ali winning an Oscar for playing him.
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