Oscars give us moments that change the path of history, break several grounds and make us more inclusive of all cultures with every passing year. This year too, the academy awards jury did not fail to surprise us yet again. The main surprise this year was of course the fact that Oscars 2019 had no host!!! This is for the first time since 1989 that such a thing has happened, reported Vox.com.

Here are the iconic moments from Oscars this year that broke the internet:

  1. Olivia Colman’s hilarious Best Actress victory speech

English actress Olivia Colman won the coveted best actress in lead role award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in Lanthimos’ film The Favourite, opposite Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. How Colman dealt with the excitement of her victory was rather funny. Colman beat Glenn Close – who had been considered a shoo-in for her role in The Wife – Lady Gaga, Yalitza Aparicio and Melissa McCarthy to the prize. Colman’s speech brought the house down.

  1. Yalitza Aparicio is the first indigenous woman nominated for best actress

Roma’s Yalitza Aparicio walked her first Oscar red carpet, wearing a custom Rodarte. She became the first ever indigenous woman in history to be nominated for best actress. Born to a Mixtec father and Triqui mother, Aparicio was raised alone by her mother who was a maid. She does not have formal training in acting, but has pursued a degree in pre-school education while already holding a degree in early childhood education. Roma is also her debut movie.

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  1. Billy Porter’s tuxedo dress

The Pose star Billy Porter came to the academy awards dressed in a gorgeous tuxedo dress by Christian Siriano. This is not the first time Porter has stunned the crowds and pushed the limits of fashion. He wore a custom cape and suit by New York-based designer Randi Rahm at the Golden Globes too.

  1. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s moment of appreciation

Legendary singer Lady Gaga, who won the Oscar for best original song her song Shallow from ‘A Star Is Born’, also performed the same with actor Bradley Cooper on the stage. While the two of the looked mesmerizing, their chemistry together of love and appreciation just touched the audience in the right amount. Cooper’s girlfriend Irina Shayak was the first one to stand up and give them a standing ovation.

The duo got up from their seats together, approached the stage hand-in-hand, sang their hearts out, and even got close on the piano bench together while delivering their last notes

  1. Oscar’s acknowledgment of foreign cinema and actors

This year’s academy award nominations and winners resonated deeply with people across the globe. Not just did the Oscars have variety, but the number of women nominated in non-actor categories also grew. Two African-American women—Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter—won best production design and costume design respectively for Black Panther. Nina Hartstone became the first European woman to win an Oscar in sound editing.

Picture credit- Wired

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