Well, if you were like millions of viewers last night who were watching the 2022 Oscars, then you probably displayed as many emotions as most of the Best Picture nominees.
I need every camera angle on EVERYONE pic.twitter.com/S1rVyut6R9
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) March 28, 2022
And if you had Twitter open, then you were probably equally entertained by all of the reactions from yesterday’s ceremony as well. From taking a stand against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation to the first openly queer woman of color winning best supporting actress, and of course the slap heard around the world, here’s your queer round up of the 2022 Oscars, courtesy of the Internet.
Many were serving red carpet lewks, like Timothee Chalamet, Ariana DeBose, Kristen Stewart, and Zendaya who came to slay.
PSA: Timothée Chalamet is not wearing a shirt at the #Oscars. pic.twitter.com/dOdX9Cy0UK
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 27, 2022
Yes, I would risk it all for Ariana DeBose‼️ ♥️ pic.twitter.com/iAdimQ0lWa
— ꜰᴇʀᴅᴏꜱᴀ (ꜱʜᴇ/ʜᴇʀ) (@atomicwick) March 27, 2022
holy fucking shit the oscars was crazy!!! pic.twitter.com/Rck0UQZCVj
— i can be your long lost pal (@PallaviGunalan) March 28, 2022
Ugh we love a reference. Thank God for Law Roach and his absolute meticulous knowledge in costume history Zendaya at the Oscars channeling 90’s Sharon Stone at the Oscars in her GAP dress shirt pic.twitter.com/4MPRCN0cp0
— The Girls. (@PinkYetiCup) March 27, 2022
Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer were the trio hosting the awards ceremony last night. And while the jokes were plentiful, so was the advocacy
Wanda Sykes at the #Oscars: “We’re gonna have a great night tonight. And for you people in Florida, we’re gonna have a gay night.”
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 28, 2022
Unfortunately, several of the awards would not be televised that night, including some iconic wins – like Riz Ahmed taking home his first win
I’m furious that Riz Ahmed is not giving his speech on live tv in front of the world. This is f*cked up. https://t.co/3TIXPbGiOx
— Jason (One Piece stan) (@EscaflowneClown) March 27, 2022
But for the rest of the ceremony that was televised, it became clear that the night would be very queer.
Ariana DeBose took home the Best Supporting Actress award, becoming the first openly queer woman of color to do so
Rita Moreno watching Ariana DeBose accept an Oscar for the same role she won for in West Side Story 50 years ago… iconic pic.twitter.com/jicD4V6GWM
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) March 28, 2022
After winning the award for Best Actress, Jessica Chastain took her acceptance speech time to advocate for LGBTQ+ folks and mental health
The way #JessicaChastain dedicated her speech to queer folk, mental health, compassion, and love. That is a true Queen. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/dExXJk928r
— kelechi (@its_kelechi) March 28, 2022
We even had a Juno reunion with Elliot Page center stage.
The one in the middle is a giant.
Centering Elliot Page’s voice at the #Oscars sends a powerful message of love and acceptance to trans youth at a time when they are being singled out and their families persecuted. Bravo. pic.twitter.com/9iplFx9Vjj
— 𝕬𝖑𝖋 𝕷𝖆𝕸𝖔𝖓𝖙 🇺🇦 (@Alflamont) March 28, 2022
Of course the Oscars wouldn’t be the same without a few performances. Beyonce opened up the ceremony with an electric performance of her Oscar-nominated song “Be Alive”
Look at Beyoncé’s manager SHOWING YOU ALL HOW IT’S DONE!! That’s my Queen BLUE IVY 🤧🎾 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/UHIekanN5r
— ْ (@kaypatricktayo) March 28, 2022
Although Stephanie Beatriz and the rest of her Encanto castmates may not talk about Bruno, they will sing about him.
STEPHANIE BEATRIZ PERFORMING AT THE OSCARS !! THATS !! MY !! GIRL !! pic.twitter.com/H86A60pEgO
— valentine (@sourbeatriz) March 28, 2022
Billie Eilish sung her Oscar winning song “No Time to Die”
.@BillieEilish delivers a flawless performance of “No Time To Die“ at the #Oscars.pic.twitter.com/A76PGy7ZQx
— Billie Eilish Charts (@eilishchart) March 28, 2022
And of course there was the slap of all slaps between Best Actor Oscar Winner Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock
Lupita thinking, “Y’ALL DOING THIS IN FRONT OF BEYONCÉ!?” #Oscars pic.twitter.com/04xXRHuRPX
— DoctorJonPaul (They/Them/Tired) 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈✊🏾 (@DoctorJonPaul) March 28, 2022
“omg was that scripted” “i literally dont know” pic.twitter.com/56W9eVrX0L
— nay (@jckiebrown) March 28, 2022
Euphoria writers wrote the script for tonight!
This is Lexi’s play! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/geylvpDHzX
— mandy//The Battinson ❓0❓❓ (@BattinsonMarvel) March 28, 2022
And while we don’t condone violence, we did take notice of the double standard at play.
Y’all literally give awards to rapists and pedophiles—pls be serious https://t.co/JyZeNoaS2t
— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) March 28, 2022
Dave chapelle. You are on notice.
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 28, 2022
Oh, NOW y’all got a code????? https://t.co/uwXp2qnQZe
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) March 28, 2022
Say what you want, but at least the 2022 Oscars were very queer and very interesting.
The 94th Academy Awards. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/lrVncM4JAa
— ꜰᴇʀᴅᴏꜱᴀ (ꜱʜᴇ/ʜᴇʀ) (@atomicwick) March 28, 2022