Host, Schmost: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey Kicked Off the Night and That's All We Needed

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Yes, the 2019 Oscars hosting controversy ran deep. But if you're the show's exec producer and you're going rogue without a host this year, you know how to stack the deck in your favor: Make Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph co-presenters for Best Supporting Actress and put them at the top of the show.

The electric guitar from Adam Lambert's homage to Queen was still ringing around the Dolby Theatre when this funny lady trio took the stage and answered the question on everyone's mind: NO! They were not hosts.

Instead, they welcomed everyone to the "one millionth Academy Awards" and even riffed on what they'd say if they were the hosts (they repeated, they're not!) about all of the night's nominated actors and films.

Our favorite moment? When Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler lent their vocal stylings to imitate Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga from A Star Is Born as they belted out a few lines from "Shallow." (Even Cooper and Gaga couldn't resist LOLing in the audience.)

So are they the best non-hosts the Oscars has ever had? We'd say so.

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