Oscars 2020: The 17 Biggest Memes and Moments of the Night

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The 2020 Oscars went down on Sunday, February 9, and it was quite the show. While the nominees were predictable (and alarmingly nondiverse), the ceremony itself had some exciting moments—from Billie Eilish’s performance to the surprise Parasite sweep to, of course, the red-carpet fashion.

But don’t worry if you slept on Hollywood’s biggest night (it was three hours, after all): We have the highlights roundup for you right here. Read on for all the 2020 Oscars memes and moments you need to know about:

All the Jennifer Lopez Oscars-snub memes. My personal favorite: This video tweet of a man carrying an Oscar podium with the caption, “Me stealing an Oscar to give it to J.Lo for Hustlers.”

Janelle Monáe’s opening performance. It was a dazzling song-and-dance presentation of all the year’s top movies. Billy Porter made an iconic cameo, as well.

Brad Pitt winning Best Supporting Actor. To no one’s surprise, he won for Best Supporting Actor—and got choked up during his acceptance speech.

All the Elsas singing “Into the Unknown” from Frozen 2. Idina Menzel was joined by women who voice Elsa from all over the world.

Bong Joon Ho winning Best Original Screenplay for Parasite. Several celebrities stood up when his win was announced. Parasite went on to win several other awards as well, including Best Director (Joon Ho) and Best Picture.

Diane Keaton presenting. Her outfit was incredible. She almost dropped the envelope. We stan a relatable legend.

Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph presenting Best Production Design. Their bit was hilarious, naturally.

Billie Eilish’s face, at one point, in the crowd. An instant meme.

Chrissy Metz’s performance of “I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough. It was nominated for Best Original Song.

Laura Dern winning Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story. It was an expected but wonderful win. She thanked her parents, both famous actors, in her acceptance speech.

Eminem performing “Lose Yourself.” It was great, don’t get me wrong, but it was a bit…I don’t know, confusing? Like, why this year? When 8 Mile came out in 2002? The bewildered celebrity reactions are all memes waiting to happen.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell presenting together. Absolute comedic gold.

Cynthia Erivo performing “Stand Up” from Harriet. Another Best Original Song nominee—and another stunning performance.

James Corden and Rebel Wilson dressing up as their Cats characters to present the Best Visuals Effects Oscar. A nod to the movie’s…erm, bizarre…art.

Hildur Guðnadóttir winning for Best Original Score. She is only the fourth female composer to win Best Score and the first since 1997. “To the girls to the women to the mothers to the daughters who hear the music bubbling within. Please speak up, we need to hear your voices,” she said in her speech.

Billie Eilish’s “in memoriam” performance. She sang “Yesterday” by The Beatles, and it was incredible.

Olivia Colman presenting for Best Actor. “Winning an Oscar ages you,” she said, a self-deprecating jab at her newly dyed silver hair. Can she please host everything?

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