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We can’t stop thinking about these iconic moments at oscars 2020

We can’t stop thinking about these iconic moments at oscars 2020

The buzz around the most talked-about ceremony that took place on Monday doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon – and we’re here for it. This year’s Oscars didn’t fail to impress with its handful of dazing episodes including the least expected performance from Eminem and a legendary first-ever win of a non-English-language screenplay. Here are the most memorable moments we couldn’t wait to discuss once the event was over:

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Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara

Joaquim Phoenix raised the issue of environmental negligence yet again

The first-ever victory of the infamous Joker made the actor bring up the burning to this day topic of animal welfare and its exploitation by human beings, he also talked about our responsibility to take care and forgive each other. His speech was powerful enough to touch the audience and spark the conversation on twitter where celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres thanked him for this brave act.  At the end of his speech, he struggled to remain composed when he mention his brother River Phoenix, “When he was 17,” Phoenix said, “my brother wrote the lyric: ‘Run to the rescue with love, and peace will follow.’”

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt charmed his fellow coworkers who shared the on-stage win with him 

The first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor, went to Brad Pitt for his incredible rule in  Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Brad Pitt, who has brightened every ceremony that’s recognized him with charming, irreverent speeches. “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.” He also gave a shout-out to his parents, to stunt people, and to his co-star DiCaprio: “I’ll ride on your coattails any day,” he said. “The view’s fantastic.” He concluded by dedicating the award to his children, “who colour everything I do – I adore you”, and reflecting upon his own incredible journey as an actor: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — ain’t that the truth?”

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Eminem by Arturo Holmes via Getty Images

Eminem took the opportunity to wow the crowd with his somewhat puzzling performance

Perhaps the least expected on-stage appearance was made by the good old rapper known to the public as Eminem. His rendition of ‘Lose Yourself’ quite literally prompted the audience to lose the track of time and rap along like no one is watching. Marshall Mathers ended off the show with standing ovations that were a logical response to a music superstar making a comeback almost two decades later.

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Parasite Cast

Parasite took home the first Oscar in history won for a non-English-language movie

Bong Joon Ho’s cinematic triumph will go down in history and rightfully so – his Parasite became the first South Korean movie to win an Oscar. This is huge if you ask us. The film’s director took it a step further and confessed in his plans of getting drunk to celebrate the win of not only Best Original Screenplay award but also Best Picture, Best Director, and Best International Film.

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Elton john

Elton John won his second-ever trophy for an original song written for Rocketman

The eventful night was a highlight for Elton John’s career too – the ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ song written together with Bernie Taupin hit the sweet spot on the Oscars’ radar of nominations. The English singer and songwriter took the chance to express gratitude to his professional partner who ‘has always been there for me’ during life’s ups and downs. Isn’t this what true friendship should look like?

 

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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman celebrated female filmmakers by paying a fashion tribute 

The Academy didn’t recognize any female filmmakers with a Best Director nomination this year — again — so Portman, sported a Dior cape embroidered with the names of women who were overlooked this year in the directing category, including Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”), Lorene Scafaria (“Hustlers”) and Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”).