Remembering the 7 Best Moments from the 2019 Oscars

Now that the 2020 Academy Awards are right around the corner, we can’t help but think back to last years’ show. Without a host, many (read: us) were skeptical if the 91st annual Academy Awards would live up to its status as the night to remember...but boy, were we wrong. From Bette Midler and Regina King to Bradley Cooper and, yes, Wayne’s World, here are the seven best moments from last year’s Oscars.

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1. When Mahershala Ali Became The Second Black Actor To Win Two Oscars

And the first to win twice for Best Supporting Actor. He won in 2019 for portraying legendary pianist Don Shirley in Green Book, and in 2017 for his role in Moonlight.

2. When Tiny Fey, Maya Rudolph And Amy Poehler “didn’t” Host The Oscars

But they did joke about Fyre Fest, Sam Elliott’s mustache, Netflix movies and “Shallow.” So they basically hosted the Oscars...and crushed it.

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3. When Serena Williams Presented An Award

The tennis superstar opened her presentation of Best Picture nominee A Star Is Born with “When we're young, we all have dreams we want to accomplish in life. Having the dream is easy, making it come true is hard.” Chills.

4. When Keegan-michael Key Flew In Mary Poppins-style

Nailed it.

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5. When Bette Midler (!!) Performed A Song From ‘mary Poppins Returns’

Performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” the 73-year-old (really) singer provided a breath of fresh air as the ceremony was starting to get, let’s be honest, a bit stale.

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6. When We Got A ‘wayne’s World’ Revival

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are partying on, you guys.

7. When Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper Performed "shallow" And Had So. Much. Chemistry.

We’ll be fine after this day. (Also, is it just us, or was that almost a makeout? WHAT is going on?)

The bar is set high for this year’s Oscars, which air on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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