Following a public string of poor choices and mismanagement, the 2019 Academy Awards were forced to go off script. Crazily enough, the loose vibe that resulted was just what the awards show needed, delivering a sleeker event where forced jokes were kept to a minimum and that managed to end before midnight. By eliminating the host’s position, the award show’s highlights and most memorable moments remained with key musical performances and the shell-shocked speeches of winners.
Despite the fact that Green Book, a very polarizing movie, took the most coveted award of the night, the 2019 academy awards were an overall good program. Presenters were made up of interesting pairings, Spike Lee finally won an Oscar, and a movie about menstruation won Best Short Documentary. Then there was Lady Gaga’s and Bradley Cooper’s musical performance, which featured some of the most impressing televised directing in recent memory.
From Olivia Colman’s charming and confused Best Actress winning speech to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s palpable sexual tension, audience members took to social media to vent, make jokes and express all of their emotions. Check out some of our favorite reactions below:
— reece (@sixyeetunder) February 25, 2019
THEY DIDNT EVEN ANNOUNCE GAGA AND BRADLEY THEY JUST MARCHED ON STAGE pic.twitter.com/kKG9g8doac
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) February 25, 2019
— Louise Jones (@louisejonesetc) February 25, 2019
Everyone tried to straighten Rami Malek’s tie, but… pic.twitter.com/RXsEDaJtKd
— αleх (@briansmaniac) February 25, 2019
i think i finally understand heterosexuality pic.twitter.com/txsOxWOSr2
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) February 25, 2019
“i need a drink” lady gaga after receiving her first oscar. mood. pic.twitter.com/tRLseMF100
— ☽ (@gagasyuyi) February 25, 2019
Jason Momoa’s scrunchie matches his suit. I repeat, JASON MOMOA’S SCRUNCHIE MATCHES HIS SUIT.
— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) February 25, 2019
rachel weisz’s inspo for the oscars pic.twitter.com/NvxuCV2g20
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) February 25, 2019
— Jamie B. Golden (@jamiebgolden) February 25, 2019
Some people thank God, Olivia Colman thanked Lady Gaga. pic.twitter.com/uR54BVUnnW
— Gaga Daily (@gagadaily) February 25, 2019