Speaking to E! News prior to the show, Lambert described performing at the Oscars as "surreal". Popular as the most prestigious awards in cinema, the Academy honours the best artists and technicians at the ceremony.
Dick Cheney, a goombah chauffer, two rock gods and Vincent van Gogh walk into the Oscars. That I can do anything I put my mind to.
In a teary speech, she thanked writer James Baldwin, whose novel inspired the film, as well as her mother. My dad didn't get to see this, but I am sure he is looking down on me, a he said as the camera panned towards his visibly emotional family.
Singer, who was sacked in 2017 towards the end of filming after clashing with some cast members, issued a statement denying the accusations. The whole opening was history in the making as Queen and Adam Lambert became the first rock band to ever open the Academy Awards.
However, "RBG, about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, lost the best documentary category to rock climbing tale "Free Solo". Hart resigned from the job and also apologised, but the Academy then made a decision to go host-less. Some categories were removed from the live broadcast and then put back.
Typically, when there are box-office hits (like Titanic), more people watch the Oscars.
Malek's win seemed unlikely at the outset, given that he was about the only constant in the film's troubled road to the big screen: stars dropping out, director Bryan Singer departing mid-production, lackluster reviews.