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The 2020 Academy Awards were … eventful, to say the least. If you weren’t glued to your feed all day and were unable to bear witness to Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph’s Costume Design tribute song, below is a recap of the most-fun happenings at this year’s Oscars.

Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph paid homage to the Costume Design category in song …
The two comedians introduced the best costume design category with a robust compilation of famous songs about clothing items to get the crowd going and ring in the winner (Jacqueline Durran for Little Women) in dazzling fashion.

Eminem sang Lose Yourself and it got weird …
Not much else to say here except that Eminem’s jarring throwback performance of Lose Yourself felt comically out of place, completely bewildering, and had Billie Eilish looking perplexed.

Timothée Chalamet shut the internet down, again …
Chalamet can do no wrong in our books. Except tease the entire internet with a backless lavender cut out shirt adorned with crystals only to show up to the red carpet looking like a damn mechanic. You’re better than this, Timothée, and we expected more. We needed more.

Olivia Coleman is still the best …
Olivia Coleman’s introduction of the Best Actor category this year – including allusions to having sex with her husband following her win at the 2019 Oscars, a day he declared as being the best of his life – solidified her place in our hearts even more.

Janelle Monáe wore a knight-like space-gown and Natalie Portman wore a Dior cape embroidered with the names of female directors who weren’t nominated …
Unsurprising that both of them looked like royalty. After no women received nominations for the Best Director category this year, Porter found a way to pay homage to each one who was snubbed, once again.

Many guests brought their mothers …
Nothing was more heartwarming than seeing the likes of Laura Dern, Keanu Reeves, Cynthia Erivo, Leonardo DiCaprio and Saoirse Ronan with their mothers on their arms. Nothing. Except perhaps Joaquin Phoenix’s emotionally-driven winning speech addressing the critical state of our planet.