[MUST WATCH] Five standout moments from the 2023 Oscars

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Between cocaine bears, fighter jets, singing stars and jokes about Will Smith's famous slap in the face…Here are five standout moments from the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday in Hollywood.&nbsp ;

Debuts in the air

After the parade of stars on the carpet which exceptionally was not red but champagne color, the Oscars began… in the air.

The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, which hosted the ceremony, took was flown over at an altitude of only 300 m by two US Navy F-18 fighters, in a nod to the film Top Gun: Maverick and its hero Tom Cruise.

< h3>Rihanna and Lady Gaga provide the show

Flaunting her already-flaunted baby bump at her Super Bowl halftime gig in February, superstar Rihanna performed her Oscar-nominated song Lift Me Up for Best Original Song.

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The anthem is taken from the Marvel movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and represents a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the eponymous < em>Black Panther in the first movie.

Nominated in the same category, Lady Gaga also took the stage to sing Hold My Hand, composed for the film Top Gun: Maverick

Filmed in close-up and almost without make-up, the singer was not announced on the poster for the ceremony initially.

Lenny Kravitz provided the tribute part to the personalities of the cinema world who died during the year spent singing Calling All Angels

It had been announced before that by John Travolta, whose tears flowed when he referred to Olivia Newton-John with who he starred in the movie Grease and who died last August.

A fake cocaine bear and a real donkey

One is the narcotic star of the movie Crazy Bear (Cocaine Bear in V.O.), the other is the endearing companion of the Irish stars of Banshees of Inisherin: A bear and a donkey both took the stage on Sunday for a much more animalistic ceremony than usual.

If the donkey was real, the bear was embodied by an actor in a coarse costume, which illustrated according to the director of Crazy BearElizabeth Banks the importance of digital cinema.

“Without the special effects, this is what the bear would look like,” she joked.

Colin Farrell , who plays the lead role in The Banshees of Inisherin, did not fail to send a tender kiss to the donkey on stage, which however was not the one playing in the film , assured the specialized magazine Variety, citing a source familiar with the matter.

“Naatu Naatu”, viral song, brilliant spectacle

The heady viral anthem Naatu Naatu, from the blockbuster “RRR”, made history on Sunday: it is the first song from an Indian film to win the Oscar for best song, beating heavyweights Lady Gaga and Rihanna in this category.

The victory followed a dazzling and energetic stage performance from the film, which delighted the Hollywood stars in attendance with its impressive footwork.

History A three-hour, all-out fictional film, “RRR” follows two colonial-era revolutionaries in action scenes packed with visual effects.

A slap that still resonates

A year after Will Smith took to the stage to slap comedian Chris Rock, it was the center of many jokes on Sunday.

“If any of you is not happy with a joke and decides to come to blows, it's not going to be easy, ”promised master of ceremonies Jimmy Kimmel, making a reference, in V.O., to a hit by Will Smith, < em>Gettin' Jiggy With It.

Because the potential aggressor should override a whole host of superheroes, he joked, like Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal).

“No nonsense tonight,” Jimmy Kimmel asked jokingly.

“If anyone in this theater commits a violent act at n any time during the ceremony, you will be rewarded with the Oscar for best actor and allowed to give a 19-minute speech”, launched Jimmy Kimmel mischievously.