The 2021 Oscars' most memorable moments

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We've got all the performances, acceptance speeches, and Glenn Close doing "Da Butt" at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Glenn Close and Lil Rel Howery at the 2021 Oscars Gif : ABC

The 93rd Academy Awards was unique for many reasons—some of the pandemic pivots worked well, others not so much. Here's a recap of the best, worst, and weirdest moments from the 2021 Oscars, including video of all the acceptance speeches and performances.

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You can also get our thoughts on the evening at our liveblog and winners list.

Lil Rel Howery and Ariana DeBose kick off the night

Ariana DeBose and Lil Rel Howery Screenshot : ABC

Oscars: Into The Spotlight started 90 minutes before the official ceremony. Hosted by Lil Rel Howery (Judas And The Black Messiah) and Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, The Prom), the special featured performances of all the Best Original Song nominees.

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Molly Sanden and a children's choir performed the Oscar-nominated "Husavik" from Eurovision. They get bonus points for the fireworks.

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Matthew McConaughey gets us excited to return to the movies

From Austin, Matthew McConaughey introduced a segment honoring those who work in movie theaters.

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"io sì (seen)"

Diane Warren and Laura Pausini Screenshot : ABC

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Diane Warren and Laura Pausini performed Oscar-nominated "io sì (seen)" from The Life Ahead.

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Hamilton Reunion

Ariana DeBose reunited with her Hamilton costar Leslie Odom Jr. as he introduced...

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...his performance of the Oscar-nominated "Speak Now" from One Night In Miami.

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The Promising Young Woman women prove they're British

Promising Young Woman writer/director/producer Emerald Fennell (who also stars in the most recent season of The Crown) was perfectly British when asked to gush about her film's star, Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan.

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"Hear My Voice"

Celeste performed the Oscar-nominated "Hear My Voice" from The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

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Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern

Presenter Reese Witherspoon awkwardly reminded Ariana…
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