Rihanna's Phenomenal Performance at the Oscars: A Night to Remember
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Rihanna, the multi-talented Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, wowed the audience at this year's Oscars with her captivating performance of "Lift Me Up", a song she recorded for the movie "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever".
The Costumed Phenomenon
The movie "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, and Rihanna made sure to match the occasion with her stunning outfit choice. The singer donned a dazzling creation by Maison Margiela, a bra and baggy pants covered in crystals, which accentuated her pregnant belly.
A Live Performance to Remember
Despite some criticism regarding her performance at the Super Bowl, where some believed she was singing on playback, Rihanna silenced the skeptics with her live performance at the Oscars. Her rendition of "Lift Me Up" was so moving that it brought tears to the eyes of many in the audience.
The song was also nominated for an Oscar but lost to "Naatu Naatu" from the Indian film "RRR".
Rihanna performs "Lift Me Up" at the #Oscars. https://t.co/ndiKiHfmID pic.twitter.com/cyESzOZnmm — Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2023
The Return of a Musical Legend
After a six-year hiatus from the music industry, Rihanna returned to the scene a few weeks ago, and her appearance at the Super Bowl and the Oscars have once again solidified her status as a musical legend.
The audience was in awe of Rihanna's performance, with many taking to social media to express their admiration. "This performance was so moving I almost cried," wrote one YouTube user, while another added, "She sang the song beautifully.
So much emotion."
The full list of this year’s Oscar winners:
Best Picture Everything Everywhere All At Once Best Actress Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) Best Actor Brendan Fraser (The Whale) Best Supporting Actor Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once) Best Supporting Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All At Once) Best Director The Daniels (Everything Everywhere All At Once) Best Cinematography All Quiet On The Western Front Best Original Screenplay Everything Everywhere All At Once Best Adapted Screenplay Women Talking Best International Feature Film All Quiet On The Western Front Best Animated Feature Film Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio Best Original Song Naatu Naatu (RRR) Best Original Score All Quiet On The Western Front Best Production Design All Quiet On The Western Front Best Visual Effects Avatar: The Way Of Water Best Makeup And Hairstyling The Whale Best Costume Design Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Best Documentary Feature Navalny Best Documentary Short Film The Elephant Whisperers Best Live-Action Short Film An Irish Goodbye Best Animated Short Film The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse Best Editing Everything Everywhere All At Once Best Sound Top Gun: Maverick