1989 Oscars: Looking back on the last time there wasn't a host

The 91st Academy Awards are shaping up to be the most dramatic yet -- and it’s not because of the close races for the Oscars’ top prizes. 

No, this year has been marred by the Academy’s failed attempts to boost ratings and increase relevance with the introduction of a popular Oscar award -- an announcement that was met with confusion and quickly recalled -- and the ongoing saga surrounding Kevin Hart, who was announced as this year’s host before quickly becoming embroiled in controversy around his past anti-gay jokes. Within 24 hours, he stepped down, but that didn’t stop weeks of headlines, a “sorry, not sorry” tour and a misguided Hail Mary attempt by Ellen DeGeneres to heal the nation and reinstate the actor as host.  

Now, with the Oscars just weeks away, the show is reportedly moving forward with no host (and no popular award) -- something that hasn’t happened since 1989, during the 61st Academy Awards. This was the last time the Oscars went without an official host.  

So what happened 30 years ago -- aside from the notorious duet between Rob Lowe and Snow White -- and what can viewers expect this time around? We broke down the ceremony’s highest and lowest moments to give us some insight. 

The Host Goes From a Group of Emcees to One to None

There’s a misconception about the tradition of hosting the Academy Awards. Since 1990, there’s only been one master of ceremonies each year with two exceptions -- the 82nd and 83rd awards hosted by duos, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, and Anne Hathaway and James Franco, respectively. Prior to 1989, it was not uncommon for a duo or group to host the awards. When longtime host Bob Hope wasn’t hosting solo, he was joined by a rotating group of stars, from James Stewart in 1946 to Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra in 1975. The last year more than two celebrities hosted the ceremony was in 1987, when Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan -- three of the biggest movie stars at the time -- teamed up to hand out Oscars to the likes of Paul Newman, Marlee Matlin, Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest. 

It’s also worth noting that four previous awards shows went on without a host, including three back-to-back ceremonies from 1969 to 1971. During those three shows, 17 to 34 “Friends of Oscar” presented the awards. 

Rob Lowe and Snow White Duet 

The lack of a host, however, wasn’t the most dramatic change or memorable moment of the 61st Academy Awards led by producer Allan Carr. Instead, that most famously goes to Rob Lowe and Snow White (portrayed onstage by Eileen Bowman).

The two performed during the opening number -- a parody of the musical revue Beach Blanket Babylon, in which the Disney princess arrives to Hollywood and becomes enamored by all its glamour -- alongside stars including Merv Griffin, Vincent Price, Roy Rogers and Lily Tomlin dressed as Carmen Miranda. The opening number featured a medley of reworked covers of “I Only Have Eyes for You” (Dames), “You Are My Lucky Star” (Broadway Melody of 1936), “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” “Hooray for Hollywood” (Hollywood Hotel) and, most notably, Lowe and White singing “Proud Mary.” 

If there's any lesson to be learned here, it's not to recreate this moment. But if there's no host, then look to the 2018 Emmys for guidance, when hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che handed over the show's opening performance to a group of stars singing about diversity, in a moment that was both relevant and generally well received by audiences and critics alike. 

The Stars of Tomorrow Take the Stage

Probably just as laughable was the show’s other major performance by Hollywood’s “stars of tomorrow” singing “(I Wanna Be an) Oscar Winner.” The roster included Keith Coogan, Patrick Dempsey, Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Savion Glover, Carrie Hamilton, Melora Hardin, Ricki Lake, Matt Lattanzi, Chad Lowe, Tracy Nelson, Patrick O'Neal, Corey Parker, D. A. Pawley, Tyrone Power Jr., Holly Robinson Peete, Christian Slater, Blair Underwood, and Corey Feldman in a Michael Jackson-inspired outfit and recreating the singer’s signature dance moves. 

Sadly, none of the performers went on to win an Oscar or even earn a nomination. Though, they do have a handful of Golden Globe and Emmy noms between them.

It’s unlikely any ceremony, let alone the upcoming one produced by Donna Gigliotti and co-produced and directed by Glenn Weiss, would recreate this number. Yet, it has been reported that Gigliotti and Weiss are trying to reunite the stars of the Avengers films onstage -- a move that would mimic the 61st Academy Awards’ attempt to bring in viewers by showcasing the hottest young stars. And considering that Black Panther is a likely nominee for Best Picture and the cast includes a few Oscar winners and nominees, they're already doing better than their 1989 counterparts. 

No Original Song Nominee Performs

In a rare move for the ceremony -- though, not unprecedented -- producers decided not to feature performances by that year’s nominees for Best Original Song. 

However, with no host this year, there’s no way the show can sacrifice on star power, especially considering that fans want to see likely nominees Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, Dolly Parton sing “Girl in the Movies” from Dumplin’, and Kendrick Lamar and Sza perform “All the Stars” from Black Panther. None of them have performed live yet, and the 2019 GRAMMYs is likely the only upcoming awards show to feature Gaga/Cooper and Lamar/Sza onstage. 

Hollywood’s Hottest Couples and Biggest Families Present

Also adding to the star power of that year’s ceremony, many of the awards were handed out by some of Hollywood’s hottest couples and biggest families at the time. Among the romances were Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, and Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. On the family side, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland presented an honorary award, while Beau, Jeff and Lloyd Bridges presented the award for Best Visual Effects.

Nowadays, pairings are typically likely to be co-stars promoting the same film or a dynamic comedic duo offering laughs. Though, the Oscars could take a note from the 61st ceremony and inject some drama or romance by bringing out some of today’s hottest couples or long-lasting marriages in addition to some well-liked families. We hear that Avenger Chris Pratt recently got engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Hollywood icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver and sister to budding star Patrick. 

Cher Presents Best Picture

No one is having a better year than Cher, who is enjoying another career resurgence thanks to a hit film (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), a Kennedy Center Honor, an ABBA cover album (Dancing Queen) and another world tour (Here We Go Again Tour). In 1989, she presented the award for Best Picture to Mark Johnson, the producer of Rain Man.

After Taylor Swift and Mandy Moore gave Gaga trophies at the 2019 Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards, respectively, it makes sense that the Oscars will want another, even bigger singer to hand Gaga an award. With A Star Is Born and Lady Gaga among the predicted nominees and hopeful winners for Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Original Song, who better to present the singer or film with an Oscar than the most notable and successful singer turned Oscar-winning actress than Cher herself. 

Oscars, do the right thing, and give her something to do this year. 

Other Takeaways

Ultimately, the ratings were up, if only by one percent. But that still meant an average of 42 million people tuning into ABC (also the channel of this year’s awards). And as we know, ratings are everything -- and desperately needed. 

The critics were harsh -- and for good reason. “I remember vividly looking out in the audience and seeing Barry Levinson, who on that particular evening was the belle of the ball with Rain Man, and I could see him very clearly popeyed and mouthing, ‘what the [expletive]?’ Lowe recalled to the New York Times about performing the opening number 30 years later. “But to be a successful actor, you have to have a big dollop of self-denial, so I managed to convince myself that I’d killed it.”

At the time, Disney didn’t own ABC and sued the AMPAS for illegal use of any likeness of Snow White. But now, the company is behind the channel and such brands as Marvel. So who knows, maybe Snow White could duet with Captain America? 

Finally, the 61st Academy Awards also gave us the phrase, “And the Oscar goes to…,” which replaced “And the winner is…” 

What will happen at the 91st Academy Awards? Only time will tell when the Oscars are handed out live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Faye Dunaway (L) and Warren Beatty walk onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US actress Frances McDormand delivers a speech after she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri' during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Jane Fonda (L) and Helen Mirren walk onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: (L-R) Actors Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell , and Leslie Bibb celebrate during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Allison Janney accepts Best Supporting Actress for 'I, Tonya' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Jodie Foster (L) and Jennifer Lawrence speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Comedian Tiffany Haddish (L) and US actress Maya Rudolph present the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: (L-R) BB-8, actors Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and Kelly Marie Tran speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel (L) and British actress Helen Mirren perform during the opening of the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Jennifer Lawrence attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Director Greta Gerwig (L) and US actress Laura Dern present the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Sam Rockwell (L) wins Best Suppoorting Actor for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' with Leslie Bibb at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel (C), Australian actress Margot Robbie, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o and Israeli actress Gal Gadot interact with movie goers at the Chinese theatre during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Christopher Walken speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Mahershala Ali speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Viola Davis arrives to present the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and actor Emily Blunt speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Sam Rockwell accepts the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Eiza Gonzalez (L) and Ansel Elgort speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: (L-R) Actors Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Eva Marie Saint speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Lupita Nyong'o attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Taraji P. Henson speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Sam Rockwell accepts Best Suppoorting Actor for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' onstage at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Jennifer Garner speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Chadwick Boseman (L) and Australian actress Margot Robbie present the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Recording artist Sufjan Stevens performs onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor/singer Mary J. Blige performs onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
US actor Armie Hammer (L) and Israeli actress Gal Gadot present the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Singers Miguel (R) and Natalia Lafourcade perform onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Lakeith Stanfield speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Guests and nominees attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer and actress Mary J. Blige performs during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Lupita Nyong'o (L) and Kumail Nanjiani speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Jennifer Lawrence attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Armie Hammer (L) and Gal Gadot speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Chilean director Sebastian Lelio (C) accepts the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for 'A Fantastic Woman' during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Meryl Streep applauds in the audience the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Rita Moreno arrives on stage to present the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Nicole Kidman speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
US singer Miguel (L) and Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade perform during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Musician Common performs onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Sam Rockwell attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Filmmakers Rachel Shenton (C) and Chris Overton (R) accept Best Live Action Short Film for 'The Silent Child' from actors Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph (both L) onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., A view of the Oscars on display at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Emma Stone speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Singer Andra Day performs onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Tiffany Haddish (L) and Maya Rudolph speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Allison Janney holds her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 'I, Tonya' during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Gina Rodriguez and Tom Holland speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Miguel attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Oscar Isaac speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal performs during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Daniela Vega speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Filmmaker Frank Stiefel accepts Best Documentary - Short Subject for 'Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Director Jordan Peele delivers a speech after he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for 'Get Out' during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor/singer Zendaya speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez (L) and Robert Lopez accept Best Original Song for 'Remember Me' from 'Coco' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Matthew McConaughey (L) and editor Lee Smith, winner of Best Film Editing for 'Dunkirk,' walk offstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Screenwriter James Ivory accepts Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Call Me by Your Name' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Filmmakers Rachel Shenton (L) and Chris Overton accept Best Live Action Short Film for 'The Silent Child' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Musician Eddie Vedder performs onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Laura Dern (L) and Greta Gerwig attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/Getty Images)
Mexican director Guillermo del Toro delivers a speech after he won the Oscar for Best Director for 'The Shape of Water' during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: (L-R) Actor Helen Mirren with Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges sitting on a Jet Ski (which he received as a prize for shortest acceptance speech) onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (C) stand on stage with his cast and crew after he won the Oscar for Best Film for 'The Shape of Water' during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Keala Settle performs during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Jane Fonda (L) and Helen Mirren speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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