Five beautiful moments from the 2022 Oscars that have been overshadowed

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Last night saw the 94th annual Academy Awards take place... and sadly, one particular moment has been filling our newsfeeds.

Yes, in case you're one of the 16 people left on the planet to have missed it, Sunday night's Oscars ceremony was marred by an ugly altercation between Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock.

Basically, Rock made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada, Will then got annoyed about this and slapped Chris on the stage, and then loudly screamed, "Keep my wife's name out of your f****** mouth!"

It was all very unpleasant, and if you want to read more about it, click here - because right now, we're shining a spotlight on those moments from last night's event that have since flown under the radar.

Yes, last night featured some beautiful moments, hysterical laughs, and historic wins that simply should not be forgotten - here are our top picks...

Ariana DeBose's historic win

There's no denying that Ariana DeBose's Best Supporting Actress win at the Academy Awards was an incredible feat in itself. But it also comes six decades after Rita Morena, now 90, became the first Latina Oscar winner when she was awarded the gong for the exact same role.

Both actresses played Anita in West Side Story, with 31-year-old DeBose playing her in the 2021 remake of the classic movie and Morena having played the character in the original 1961 picture. DeBose also made history as the first openly queer woman of color to win a Best Supporting Actress gong.

Lady Gaga & Liza warm the hearts of viewers

Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli shared a sweet moment as the pair presented the award for Best Picture at the awards ceremony.

The Academy Award-winning performer, 76, and the Bad Romance singer, 36, were very complimentary towards each other, with the latter assuring the Cabaret star that she has her back after the legendary actress tried to read her lines as displayed on the teleprompter.

"I got you," Gaga is heard whispering to Minnelli, to which the icon simply responded: "I know".

Troy Kotsur's trailblazing win

Troy Kotsur also made history as the first deaf man to win a Best Supporting Actor award for his role in CODA.

In 1987, his co-star in the movie, Marlee Matlin, became the very first deaf actor to win an Academy Award when she was honored with the prize for Best Actress for her role in the movie, Children of a Lesser God.

Kotsur appeared emotional last night as he took to the stage to accept the award, with many attendees at the ceremony rising to their feet to pay tribute to the talented actor.

"This is amazing to be here on this journey. I can't believe I'm here," Kotsur signed, per CNN. "I really want to thank all of the wonderful deaf theater stages where I was able to develop my craft as an actor."

Megan Thee Stallion joins the cast of Encanto to rap about Bruno

One of the most anticipated musical numbers from the ceremony was undoubtedly from the cast of Disney's Encanto, as fans awaited their live rendition of the catchy track 'We Don't Talk About Bruno'. And, much to everybody's surprise, the cast was joined by rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

As if this song couldn't be iconic enough with each of the Madrigal sharing their verse, the absolute pièce de résistance is now Stallion joining Encanto's Stephanie Beatriz, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, and Rhenzy Feliz on stage for her own verse.

My absolute favorite moment was her shoutout to Zendaya, which left the Spider-Man star with a huge smile on her face.

Amy Schumer's reaction to the Will Smith drama

Okay, although this moment was a direct result of some of the negativity seen at last night's ceremony, it undoubtedly was one of the most hilarious moments of the show.

After returning from her Spider-Man sketch, Schumer joked: "I've been getting out of the Spider-Man costume...did I miss anything? There's like... a different vibe in here."

The moment drew huge laughs from the crowd, and it immediately helped to lighten the mood in the room following Smith and Rock's altercation and allowed the evening to move on. (It even earned the comedian a fist-bump from Tiffany Haddish.)

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy

Five beautiful moments from the 2022 Oscars that have been overshadowed

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Last night saw the 94th annual Academy Awards take place... and sadly, one particular moment has been filling our newsfeeds.

Yes, in case you're one of the 16 people left on the planet to have missed it, Sunday night's Oscars ceremony was marred by an ugly altercation between Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock.

Basically, Rock made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada, Will then got annoyed about this and slapped Chris on the stage, and then loudly screamed, "Keep my wife's name out of your f****** mouth!"

It was all very unpleasant, and if you want to read more about it, click here - because right now, we're shining a spotlight on those moments from last night's event that have since flown under the radar.

Yes, last night featured some beautiful moments, hysterical laughs, and historic wins that simply should not be forgotten - here are our top picks...

Ariana DeBose's historic win

There's no denying that Ariana DeBose's Best Supporting Actress win at the Academy Awards was an incredible feat in itself. But it also comes six decades after Rita Morena, now 90, became the first Latina Oscar winner when she was awarded the gong for the exact same role.

Both actresses played Anita in West Side Story, with 31-year-old DeBose playing her in the 2021 remake of the classic movie and Morena having played the character in the original 1961 picture. DeBose also made history as the first openly queer woman of color to win a Best Supporting Actress gong.

Lady Gaga & Liza warm the hearts of viewers

Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli shared a sweet moment as the pair presented the award for Best Picture at the awards ceremony.

The Academy Award-winning performer, 76, and the Bad Romance singer, 36, were very complimentary towards each other, with the latter assuring the Cabaret star that she has her back after the legendary actress tried to read her lines as displayed on the teleprompter.

"I got you," Gaga is heard whispering to Minnelli, to which the icon simply responded: "I know".

Troy Kotsur's trailblazing win

Troy Kotsur also made history as the first deaf man to win a Best Supporting Actor award for his role in CODA.

In 1987, his co-star in the movie, Marlee Matlin, became the very first deaf actor to win an Academy Award when she was honored with the prize for Best Actress for her role in the movie, Children of a Lesser God.

Kotsur appeared emotional last night as he took to the stage to accept the award, with many attendees at the ceremony rising to their feet to pay tribute to the talented actor.

"This is amazing to be here on this journey. I can't believe I'm here," Kotsur signed, per CNN. "I really want to thank all of the wonderful deaf theater stages where I was able to develop my craft as an actor."

Megan Thee Stallion joins the cast of Encanto to rap about Bruno

One of the most anticipated musical numbers from the ceremony was undoubtedly from the cast of Disney's Encanto, as fans awaited their live rendition of the catchy track 'We Don't Talk About Bruno'. And, much to everybody's surprise, the cast was joined by rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

As if this song couldn't be iconic enough with each of the Madrigal sharing their verse, the absolute pièce de résistance is now Stallion joining Encanto's Stephanie Beatriz, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, and Rhenzy Feliz on stage for her own verse.

My absolute favorite moment was her shoutout to Zendaya, which left the Spider-Man star with a huge smile on her face.

Amy Schumer's reaction to the Will Smith drama

Okay, although this moment was a direct result of some of the negativity seen at last night's ceremony, it undoubtedly was one of the most hilarious moments of the show.

After returning from her Spider-Man sketch, Schumer joked: "I've been getting out of the Spider-Man costume...did I miss anything? There's like... a different vibe in here."

The moment drew huge laughs from the crowd, and it immediately helped to lighten the mood in the room following Smith and Rock's altercation and allowed the evening to move on. (It even earned the comedian a fist-bump from Tiffany Haddish.)

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy