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The Best GIFs From the 2019 Oscars

There's no Nicole Kidman clapping, but they're close

Malcolm Venable

The 91st Academy Awards might have been a little bit of a shock and disappointment for people hoping some other film would win Best Picture, but at least up until that moment, the host-less Oscars had been a pretty enjoyable ride. While not all the best moments of the night were exactly meme- and gif-worthy -- the sight of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph presenting was great, but real-life great, not gif great - there were a few standout moments that might be perfect for adding into your group texts for the next few weeks. Check them out below.

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Helen Mirren's now legendary twirl on the red carpet will be how you say, "I can't help being fabulous" in text messages for the rest of 2019.


This isn't technically a gif but Glenn Close side-eying Melissa McCarthy is honestly better than some of the films nominated.

Javier Bardem is very much enjoying Adam Lambert with Queen, no?


Chris Evans continuing his tradition of awards show chivalry by helping Regina King up out of her seat when she won for If Beale Street Could Talk.


Keegan-Michael Key inspiring this epic tweet.

This surrealist rabbit from Melissa McCarthy's ridiculous getup winking out at everyone on stage.


Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper basically making out at the piano on stage.


And of course, Spike Lee jumping with joy into the arms of his buddy Samuel L. Jackson


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