As if no time had passed, the Academy Awards— affectionately known as the Oscars— were back this evening. In its 95th year, the Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and frankly had much to live up to this year. Many

Here are some of the best moments from the 95th Oscar awards.

Ruth E. Carter Breaks Barriers With Best Costume Design Win

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's Ruth E. Carter is the first Black woman to win two Oscars in the same category. The Springfield, Massachusetts-born designer previously won Best Costume Design in 2019. She is also the first to win an Oscar for best costume design for an original film and its sequel.

She dedicated this Oscar to her mother who passed away within the last week.

Rihanna's Rendition of "Lift Me Up" Moved the Audience

Without question, the spirit of Chadwick Boseman was in the room. From EBONY's November/December Power 100 cover star Danai Gurira's brief homage to Ruth E. Carter's well wishes reaching him from the beyond, both his presence and absence was felt. Rihanna's lullaby "Lift Me Up" performance also evoked similar sentiments. RiRi's vocals coupled with the live choir and orchestra made for a beautiful rendition.

Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors Sending Love to Angela Bassett

There was a noticeable heavy sigh heard throughout the Black community as Angela Bassett was snubbed for Best Supporting Oscars. Almost innately knowing how the community was feeling, Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors quickly sent "Auntie" Angela some love before presenting Best Cinematography award.

The Little Mermaid Full Trailer Debuts During the Ceremony

After numerous teasers and much anticipation, The Little Mermaid's official trailer debuted during the Oscars. The epic full-length clip showed us Halle Bailey's interpretation of the iconic Disney princess and other beloved characters from the film.

Lenny Kravitz Paid Tribute to Legends Who Passed On

Rockstar Lenny Kravitz gave a moving performance to commemorate the actors who we lost in the past year. While seated at a grand piano, Kravitz belted out heartfelt lyrics while a montage of those who passed flashed by in the background.