The 2018 Academy Awards were full of surprises and upsets, but overall gave us plenty of Black Girl Magic and Black Boy Joy. Check out our best moments during entertainment’s biggest night!


Tiffany Haddish rocks gorgeous African gown on the red carpet.

The stand-up revealed the dress is nod to her Eritrean heritage, where her late father was from.

Black Panther gets is due respect.

During his opening monologue, Jimmy Kimmel shows love to the box office smash that’s taken over tinsel town.

Taraji P. Henson stuns in Vera Wang.

Taraji P. Henson not playing in this Vera Wang stunner! #Oscars #academyawards #RedCarpet

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Henson’s sexy ensemble was the talk of Twitter for much of the night.

Mary J Blige performs “Mighty River.”

The singer is the first to be nominated for Best Original Song and Best Supporting Actress in the same year.

Kobe Bryant takes home an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

The former NBA champ also took a dig at conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, who recently insulted fellow athletes LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Tiffany Haddish & Maya Rudolph present Best Documentary Short…

And made us wish they were co-hosting the show.

Jordan Peele wins Best Original Screenplay for GET OUT.

He also became the first African-American to do so in the academy’s 90-year history.