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Here’s everything you missed at the 2022 Oscars

Beyoncé performed, Billie Eilish won Best Song, and CODA was named Best Picture.

March 28, 2022
Here’s everything you missed at the 2022 Oscars Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.   Neilson Barnard/Getty

This year's Oscars will go down in history for many reasons, not least Will Smith stepping on stage and "smacking the shit" out of comedian Chris Rock. That's the way Rock described what happened after he made a joke at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith. There was confusion at home regarding whether or not what happened was a planned bit or not. It soon became clear, however, that it was not when Smith returned to his seat and shouted "Keep my wife's name out of your fucking mouth." That bit was edited out of the live TV broadcast but made it through uncut on some international streams and duly spread to social media.

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It was a strange and unsavory moment in Oscar history but there were plenty of highlights from the 3 hour plus ceremony that didn't involve an incredibly tense moment between an actor and a comedian. Music provided a lot of these moments, including a performance by Beyoncé, wins for both Questlove and Billie Eilish, plus a surprise appearance from Megan Thee Stallion.

Here's a rundown of the most (positively) memorable points of the 2022 Oscars.

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Beyoncé opened the show with a tennis-inspired performance of "Be Alive" from King Richard
Questlove picked up the Academy Award for Best Documentary for Summer of Soul
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Billie Eilish and FINNEAS performed their Bond song "No Time To Die"
And then won Best Original Song for the same song.
Megan Thee Stallion joined the Encanto extended universe and rapped on "We Don't Talk About Bruno"
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CODA took home the night's biggest prize, Best Picture
Here’s everything you missed at the 2022 Oscars