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The Three MUST SEE Oscars Performances All In One

Posted on February 29, 2016

Award Season is in full swing, baby! February 28, 2016 marked the date of the 88th Annual Academy Awards. While the golden night is all about cinema, with film production at it’s centre, you can’t forget the iconic songs that leave an equal impact on viewers. Three of our favourites, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Lady Gaga took the stage to perform their Best Original Song nominations, and they were certainly the highlight of our Oscars night…

…along with Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY taking home his long awaited win!

AND of course the best moment ever featuring Star Wars R2-D2, C-3PO, & BB-8:

We think C-3PO had a little crush on the Oscars trophy 🙂 How cute is this video of the drones getting their last touch ups before the shows: 

Droids need last looks too #oscars

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But back to the music!

Sam Smith wowed us on the red carpet, looking as classy as 007 himself.

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And not only was his “Writing’s On The Wall,” performance vocally stellar,

but to add the cherry on top, Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes took home the Academy Award! And, we must mention the lovely speech Sam Smith gave. Not only did he give Lady Gaga a shout out, but he dedicated his award to the LGBT Community all around the world:

Up next on our list of fabulous moments, was certainly The Weeknd‘s epic “Earned It” performance. He already had us clapping when he arrived on the red carpet, dressed to the nines:

The Weeknd on the #Oscars red carpet. | Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

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When The Weeknd took the stage for his performance, it came along with all kinds of Cirque du Soleil-type dancers — which quite replicated the song’s music video.

How do we know The Weeknd smashed the Oscars performance? His name was trending all over the internet, like a pro. Abel’s been repping Canada hard at every award show this season – we love it!

If we wanna talk show stopping, the conversation can only continue in one direction: Lady Gaga.

Not only did she look gorgeous, as usual, on the Oscars Red Carpet:

Oscar-nominated (Best Original Song) Lady Gaga! #Oscars | Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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#tillithappenstoyou @official.oscars

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But Lady Gaga likely took the cake for most powerful moment at this year’s Academy Awards.

The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden took on the task of introducing Lady Gaga; However, he first took a moment to encourage Americans to take action against campus sexual assault, directing viewers to It’, which immediately crashed due to all of the sudden traffic.

“Let’s change the culture,” Biden said. “We must, and we can.” And with that Lady Gaga started the emotional and unforgettable performance of her Oscars nominated song, Til It Happens to You.

Gaga “channeled all her righteous anger, frustration, and passion into an extraordinary performance, with a grand finale that featured a whole group of sexual assault survivors, standing together in solidarity. The song brought the Oscar audience to its feet and inspired Room star Brie Larson (who would go on to win Best Actress) to stand & hug every single survivor as the group left the stage. – Vox

Here’s how the internet reacted to Gaga’s Oscars performance & important message:

Lady Gaga posted this moving message in time with her emotional performance:

We think the Oscars night was one to remember, with so many unreal performances and excellent speeches. Tell us what your favourite part was right now on Twitter.