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RECAP: Oscars 2022 most viral moments and surprises

RECAP: Oscars 2022 most viral moments and surprises

It’s Hollywood’s biggest night! The 94th Academy Awards finally returned to Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater on Sunday, after last year’s scaled-down celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a live award show, the Oscars have delivered a lot of surprises throughout the years. This is the event that gifted the world the Ellen Degeneres selfie and the Jennifer Lawrence fall, after all. Last night’s ceremony was no exception, with not-so-according-to-plan yet memorable moments for the celebrities and audiences alike.

In case you missed it, here are some highlights from this year’s Oscars that people can’t stop talking about.

Timothee Chalamet and Kirsten Stewart sizzled up the red carpet

Usually, the Oscars red carpet is filled with glam gowns and tailored suits, but Dune actor Timothée Chalamet and Spencer actress Kirsten Stewart both stepped out in unconventional skin-baring looks, serving everyone their biggest fashion moments of the night.

Definitely the spiciest ‘best dressed’ on the carpet, Chalamet wore a bedazzled Louis Vuitton tuxedo jacket and black slim-fit trousers, boots, and Cartier jewelry, without a shirt underneath. Meanwhile, Stewart swapped out a gown for a pair of short shorts, with low-cut tuxedo top and 18-carat onyx, spinel, and diamond necklace from Chanel.

Beyonce opened the show in style

Beyonce opens the ceremony with a performance of the Oscar-nominated song, “Be Alive”

Beyoncé kicked up the evening with a grand performance of her first Oscar-nominated song, “Be Alive,” in honor of the Oscar-nominated film King Richard. The superstar and her backup dancers performed live from Venus and Serena Williams’ home tennis courts in Compton, Los Angeles.

Naturally, Queen Bey was powerful as she delivered the song about resilience and strength, singing: “It feels so good to be alive / Got all my sisters by my side / Couldn’t wipe this Black off if I tried / That’s why I lift my head with pride / Now we’re sitting on top of the world again.”

BTS made a surprise Oscars appearance

Believe it or not, BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook were also present at the 94th Academy Awards! The Grammy-nominated septet spoke fondly about their favorite Disney and Pixar musical movies in a short pre-recorded clip. Without. Any. Warning.

This was also the global pop sensation’s first-ever appearance on the prestigious award-giving body in film, and so ARMYs were left flabbergasted– to say the least. Now, they can’t help but demand a real BTS and Disney collab after witnessing this iconic moment. See their reactions below:

We Don’t Talk About Bruno: The Oscars Remix

Encanto cast performs “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” with Megan Stallion, Becky G, and Luis Fonsi

Speaking of Disney musical movies, you better believe we’re going to talk about this hit performance. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” might not be up for any Oscar wins, but that doesn’t mean this top-streaming Disney song didn’t steal the show!

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Disney’s Encanto stars Adassa (Dolores), Stephanie Beatriz (Mirabel), Mauro Castillo (Felix), and Diane Guerrero (Isabela) took the Oscars stage for the first-ever televised performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” along with Megan Thee Stallion, Becky G, and Luis Fonsi.

With some extra special Oscar flair, the song is guaranteed to remain on the charts even longer!

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock for joking about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith / Courtesy of Getty Images

While presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature, Comedian Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia and was rocking a buzzcut to the event. King Richard actor Will Smith then took offense to the joke, approached Rock on stage, slapped him, and then said: “Keep my wife’s name out your f-cking mouth.”

A few minutes later, Smith won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the biopic film King Richard and addressed the commotion by comparing himself to his character in the film. “Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family,” he remarked. “I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”

Well, one thing is for sure– this 100 percent unscripted scenario is likely to go down as one of the most infamous moments in Oscars history. Also, did anybody have Will Smith smacking Chris Rock on stage on their Oscars bingo card?

The Real Winners

That confrontation was a shocking turn in an otherwise decent awards show with mainly predicted but nonetheless historic results. With this year’s diverse list of Oscar nominees, a lot of milestones were achieved:

  • “CODA” was the first film produced by a streaming service to win Best Picture. It also won Best Adapted Screenplay, and actor Troy Kotsur became the first deaf man to win Best Supporting Actor.
  • Dune” swept the Oscars Sunday night with six wins, including Best Cinematography and Best Score.
  • Ariana DeBose became the first queer Black woman to win Best Supporting Actress for “West Side Story.
  • Jane Campion became the third woman in history to win Best Director for “The Power of the Dog.”
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