Oscars 2019: Melissa McCarthy's Bunny Puppet, Olivia Colman's Speech & More of the Most Hilarious Moments
NO HOST, NO PROBLEM
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph were "not your hosts," Fey assured the crowd. But that didn't stop them from trying out some material they would have used if they were hosting the Oscars.
“Chadwick Boseman: Wakanda plans you have later?” Rudolph said to the Black Panther star.
“Everybody look under your seats, you’re all getting the cheese sandwiches from the Fyre Festival!” joked Fey.
Before presenting the award for Best Supporting Actress, Poehler said that all actresses are supporting, as women are always supporting each other. “For example, I support both of you financially," the actress said, ribbing her co-presenters.
While presenting the award for Best Costume Design, Melissa McCarthy donned an ensemble almost as hilarious as she is. Her look was complete with a long train, which carried dozens of plush bunnies. "These artists create a pastiche of textiles, yet never distract from the story," McCarthy deadpanned, while making a stuffed animal puppet talk.
MAKING AN ENTRANCE
Á la Mary Poppins, actor Keegan-Michael Key descended on the audience to introduce Bette Midler's performance of the Oscar-nominated song “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns. His entrance went off without a hitch. The only problem? He couldn't figure out how to close the umbrella. He fumbled with it for a few silent seconds before tossing it to the ground.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who hails from South Africa, presented Best Picture nominee Black Panther and looked fondly on Wakanda, which he joked, is his hometown. "Growing up as a young boy in Wakanda, I’d see King T’Challa flying over our village and he would remind me of a great isiXhosa phrase," he joked, before proudly translating the phrase, "'In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart.’”
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey stepped onto the Oscars stage to present Bohemian Rhapsody. Twenty-seven years after their hit film Wayne's World (which honors the song written by Queen) was released, the actors reprised their roles of Wayne and Garth.
Carvey as Garth said, “I think I’m gonna hurl,” as he appeared overwhelmed by the number of people in the audience.
“Don’t hurl cause if you honk I’ll spew,” Myers said in reference to one of the memorable lines in the film.
John Mulaney and Awkwafina weren't shy about how nervous they were to present Best Animated Short on "Hollywood's biggest night" — both of their first times at the Oscars. "I want these people to like me to a degree that I find embarassing," Mulaney confessed.
TEARS OF JOY
As she accepted the award for Best Documentary Short Subject, Period. End of Sentence, producer Rayka Zehtabchi made an emotional joke that was all too relatable. "I'm not crying because I'm on my period or anything!" she said through tears.
DON'T STOP HIM NOW
Rami Malek gave an emotional speech while accepting the award for Best Actor. In between thanking his family, Queen, the Bohemian Rhapsody team and his costar and girlfriend Lucy Boynton, Malek quipped, "I might not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out."
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH
Olivia Colman was shocked when she won Best Actress for her work in The Favourite — so shocked that she started her acceptance speech by saying, “It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious."
The actress went on to tell Glenn Close, who was also nominated in the category, that she was her idol, and that this was "not how I wanted it to be."
She candidly thanked her family, saying, "My mom and my dad, well you know. My kids are at home watching, and if you’re not then kind of well done, but I sort of hope you are. This is not going to happen again."