The Academy Awards usually aren't deemed the most fun affair when compared to more light-hearted, alcohol-filled ceremonies like the Golden Globes or the Screen Actors Guild Awards. But this year, the Oscars were filled with moments that actually made the very tiresome night (the show went way past its three-hour time limit) actually enjoyable.

Being that it was the 90th Academy Awards, returning host Jimmy Kimmel and the celebrity presenters were stamped with expectations insuring the landmark ceremony was enjoyable for both the guests in attendance as well as us viewers watching from home. And the craziness all began on the red carpet.

Tiffany Haddish gave the red carpet some much-needed energy while repping for her father's home country.

Then Taraji P. Henson served up some slick shade towards Ryan Seacrest, which may have been in reference to his recent sexual assault allegations.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman later came through with the soon-to-be iconic Wakanda greeting.


Once the ceremony began, Jimmy Kimmel made the inevitable La La Land/Moonlight mix-up joke and Emma Stone's reaction was just so awkward.

Thankfully Kimmel's predictable monologue was saved when Lakeith Stanfield popped up on stage as his Get Out character.

And the film's director Jordan Peele couldn't contain his laughter.

In a political moment, Lupita Amondi Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani shined a light on all the Dreamers.

The night came with another La La Land joke, this time from Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill.


Tiffany Haddish returned on the stage alongside Maya Rudolph to crack some jokes, and we really hope these two work together in the future.

Dave Chappelle was also a presenter, giving the ceremony a heavy dose of sarcasm.

Jordan Peele made history by becoming the first African-American winner for Best Original Screenplay.

The show then wrapped up in the most expected way ever...with The Shape of Water winning Best Picture.

So, same time next year? We'll see you then!

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