With no set presenter on the 92nd Academy Awards, Monae graced the stage to open this 12 months’s ceremony with a efficiency of “Come Alive (War of the Roses)” alongside Billy Porter.
Through the rendition, she made her method to the entrance row and positioned the microphone within the face of stars together with Margot Robbie, Cynthia Erivo and Tom Hanks.
At one stage, she noticed Pitt singing and, taking it as a sign that he needed the microphone, handed it to him – however the actor, who later delivered an emotional speech after profitable Finest Supporting Actor, jokingly pulled away, wanting uncomfortable.
Viewers reacted to the second on social media.
South Korean black comedy Parasite was the night’s largest winner, making historical past by changing into the first ever foreign language film to win Best Picture.
Different winners on the 2020 ceremony included Laura Dern, who took home the prize for Finest Supporting Actress.
In the meantime, Olivia Colman had the audience in stitches earlier than presenting Phoenix together with his award.
Discover a full record of the 2020 Oscar winners here.