It was a night to remember! The 2018 Oscars saw made history with Jordan Peele's milestone win, gave a voice to the Time's Up movement and intersectional trailblazers, and celebrated a host of powerful performances. There were also some seriously hilarious moments! From Jennifer Lawrence's audience antics and Tiffany Haddish's shoe bit with Maya Rudolph to Helen Mirren's moment as one of Barker's Beauties and young Jimmy Kimmel roasting the host, there wasn't a dull moment.
And what better way to celebrate these types of moments than with GIFs? Scroll down for all the night's best and most poignant happenings...
Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue poked fun at Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump, but the hilarious late-night host also spoke poignantly about Black Panther, Greta Gerwig's director nomination and marching with the students of Parkland. The highlight, though, was when he turned Helen Mirren into one of Barker's Beauties as she presented the night's big prize, a jet-ski that would be gifted to the winner with the shortest acceptance speech!
Toronto got a sweet shout-out by Paul Denham Austerbery and Shane Vieau, who took home the Production Design nod for The Shape of Water . “Thanks to all the Canadian crew who are partying right now at the Palais Royale in Toronto.,” said Paul. Shane followed it up saying “A big thank you to our amazing crew back in Toronto”
Jennifer Lawrence had the best time of anyone at the 2018 Oscars, as per usual. From photobombing to climbing over chairs in the audience and chatting up the likes of Salma Hayek and Meryl Streep.
BB-8 made a surprise appearance when his Star Wars castmates Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran. “BB-8 wants to know why he’s the only one not dressed in a tuxedo,” Oscar said, interpreting the robot's beeps. Tran continued the joke, saying “It’s delicate — no one would dress him.”
Though the night was full of incredible performances, “Remember Me” definitely takes the top place. The touching song from the winning animated feature Coco – performed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade – began with an acoustic rendition before exploding with colour and salsa dancing.
One of the funniest moments of the night was definitely when the crowd went back in time! Jimmy Kimmel brought out his 9-year-old self, who hilariously teased him for looking older than he is.
While accepting the Oscar for best supporting actor in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, lovingly thanking his wife Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell accidentally dropped his statue! But don’t worry – his prize was unscathed and left the stage with him, fully intact!
When Allison Janney took the stage to accept the award for Best Supporting actress, the first thing she joked was “I did it all myself.” She followed her joke with “Yeah, right” before giving a heartfelt speech thanking her costars and everyone who worked on the film.
Host Jimmy Kimmel surprised a theatre full of unsuspecting fans with a visit from stars like Margot Robbie, Lupita Nyong'o and Gal Gadot, complete with yummy treats!
Mary J. Blige put on an emotional performance of her Oscar nominated song “Mighty River” from Mudbound. Scenes from the film played in the background while she sang.
Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph came on stage to present an award and their bit had us laughing out loud! Both comedians had taken off their heels and replaced them with slippers, complaining about the injuries they'd sustained from the sky-high stilettos. Maya won when she said she'd lost a toe...
After Common and Andra Day's moving performance of their song “Stand Up for Something” – during which numerous public figures like Tarana Burke stood in the shadows – a video montage honouring this year’s trailblazers was played in tribute to the equality strides made towards the end of 2017. From MeToo to Time’s Up to Get Out, the video touched on the rise of racial, sexual orientation and gender representation in Hollywood.
Jordan Peele made history as the first African-American to be nominated for best original screenplay - and he won! The comedian, actor and filmmaker's debut Get Out, a horror film and commentary on race relations, was one of the most talked-about movies of the year.
Frances McDormand invited all female nominees in every category to stand with her when she won the Best Actress statue for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It was a powerful moment for the Time's Up movement from a star who often says she doesn't like to get political.