Oscars 2019: The moments that got everyone talking

Olivia Colman was crowned queen of the Academy Awards last night as she scooped the best actress prize.

Taking to the stage at the 91st Oscars, The Favourite star she said: "It's genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar!"

But it wasn't just the moments on stage that got everybody talking. Here's a look at some of the key moments from this year's event:

  • Spike Lee calls Green Book win a 'bad call'

Spike Lee's reaction to failing to secure a win for his movie BlacKkKlansman in the best picture category took some by surprised.

Judges felt Green Book was more worthy of the prize, awarding it one of Hollywood's most prestigious honours.

But Lee didn't agree.

Spike Lee did not believe Green Book should have taken home a gong. Credit: AP

The director reportedly waved his hands in disgust and appeared to try to walk out of the Dolby Theatre after the category winner was revealed.

Speaking after the heat had appeared to cool, Lee took a sip of his champagne instead of answering a question about the Green Book win.

He said: "The ref made a bad call."

  • Selma Blair makes first red carpet appearance after MS diagnosis

Legally Blonde actress Selma Blair made her first appearance since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

The star revealed she has the disease in October, saying at the time she had been living with the symptoms “for years” but was only diagnosed last summer.

Appearing with a cane, the actress wore a pink, mint, blue and black dress to the red carpet ceremony.

On Twitter, she posted a message thanking those who have supported her.

She wrote: "Glorious feeling. Thank you. Always."

Selma Blair made her first appearance after her MS diagnosis. Credit: AP
  • Rami Malek takes a tumble

Rami Malek was looked at by medics after his fall. Credit: AP

Rami Malek collected the prize for best actor, but his celebrations had a slight hiccup when he fell over after receiving the award.

The star picked up the prize for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of Queen.

Following the fall, he was checked over by medical staff. But it didn't seem to put too much of a dampener on his spirits. Following the show he was pictured celebrating with a rather large bottle of champagne.

  • Chris Evans hailed a 'gentleman' for lending helping hand

Chris Evans has received praise for helping Regina King with her dress. Credit: AP

US actor Chris Evans has been praised for helping Regina King up the steps to the stage to collect her award for best supporting actress.

King wore a long white dress which trailed behind her. Evans saw on opportunity to help her, making sure she didn't fall.

It appears this isn't the first time the actor has helped out with a kind arm. He was previously pictured at the People's Choice awards helping actress and comedian Betty White to the stage.

The Captain America actor has been praised on social media for lending a helping hand. Jamie Lee-Curtis tweeted Evans had clearly been "raised well".

  • Glenn Close fails to win - again

Glenn Close was left empty-handed. Credit: AP

Despite being nominated for an Oscar seven times, Glenn Close has again failed to scoop an award.

The actress was among the runners for her role in The Wife, but lost out to Olivia Colman who took the best actress prize.

The missed win means Close is now the most-nominated, least-won actor or actress alive.

Colman did attempt to apologise to Close as part of her speech, saying: "Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so long,” adding: “This isn’t how I wanted it to be.”

  • Billy Porter challenges gender stereotypes with tux-gown

Billy Porter challenged gender stereotypes with his outfit. Credit: AP

Much has changed since the Oscars first started in 1929, but the traditional dresses and tuxedos have remained - for the most part.

This year, Billy Porter was determined to make a change. The actor wore a tuxedo combined with a long dress to the red carpet.

After becoming an internet sensation, he tweeted: "When you come to the Oscars, you must dress up."

At the backstage party, Porter said: "I was trying to have a conversation with the world."

He added the statement outfit was about "acceptance and honouring people's humanity."

  • First ceremony with no host

Kevin Hart wasn't at this year's ceremony after having to step down as host. Credit: AP

In December, Kevin Hart stepped down as host of the awards amid controversy over alleged homophobic tweets he posted nearly a decade ago, leaving organisers with a dilemma.

Instead of filling the gap with a new host, the Academy decided to go without for the first time in its history.

The traditional opening monologue was instead picked up by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudloph. The trio joked how they are "not the Oscars hosts."

There was mixed reaction to the lack of a presenter. Piers Morgan tweeted he missed the show having one.

Others said that the three actresses should "not host" the Oscars more often.

Where was Hart? In the gym, it appears. He posted a video on social media of him boxing during the ceremony.