Watch the Best Moment from the 2019 Academy Awards

The first hostless Oscars in almost 30 years went on without a swing, and (surprisingly) provided the awards ceremony with the highest ratings in 5 years. This is most likely due to the highly anticipated and showstopping performance of Best Original Song  ‘Shallow‘ by Best Actor and Actress nominees Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The captivating performance needed no introduction (literally — the music just started playing and Cooper and Gaga walked from the front row to belt it out) and once again flaunted the undeniable chemistry of the two leads. The fact that A Star is Born went home with only one award (Congrats, Gaga!) is borderline criminal, but this performance will go down as one of the awards ceremony’s finest. Watch Gaga scream her fucking heart out below.



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Billy Porter Wears a Tuxedo Dress

The always regal Pose star stopped traffic with a runway-ready custom Christian Siriano tuxedo dress. The only thing better than seeing men embracing red carpet fashion like never before is this video of Glenn Close’s admiration of Porter’s ensemble. Bless.



Spike Lee’s Winning Speech

After BlacKkKlansman won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, director Spike Lee leaped into Samuel L. Jackson’s arms before giving a heartfelt speech about rallying for love against hate in the upcoming 2020 election. Right there with you, Lee.