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INSIDE THE OSCARS: Serena Williams Stunningly Presents, Brian Tyree Henry's Ridiculous Skit, J-Hud Performs, Tessa Thompson & MBJ Bring The Laughs

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Go inside the 2019 Academy Awards with Serena Williams, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Hudson, Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan...

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Well, this was a pleasant surprise!

Tennis superstar Serena Williams isn't an actress, but she sure looked the part when she hit the stage at the 91st Annual Academy Awards to present A Star Is Born.

The hot mom - slaying in a strapless Armani gown - was invited to introduce and share reflections on the Best Picture-nominated movies. She talked about having dreams and accomplishing them. And who better to represent go-getters.

Peep Serena presenting below:

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Likely the best introduction of the night, If Beale Street Could Talk actor Brian Tyree Henry joined forces with actress Melissa McCartney. The comedic duo was decked out in costumes - Brian dressed in a Mary Poppins Returns-inspired look and Melissa in a Mary Queen of Scots‘ Margot Robbie-inspired costume - to present the Best Costume Design award.

Get your laugh on below:

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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson hit the stage to perform "I'll Fight" from the Oscar-nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, RBG.

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Dressed in a black tuxedo ensemble with a 10-foot train custom made by Pamella Roland, J-Hud belted out the lyrics to "I'll Fight," written by Diane Warren. It was a fitting tribute to the sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "I'll Fight" was nominated for Best Original Song.

Peep her performance below:

Were you feelin' her performance?

CREED II stars Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan cracked some jokes, specifically for us black folks, as they presented the Best Original Score award. Ludwig Goransson nabbed the Oscar for Black Panther.



Black Panther actress Danai Gurira, who took our breath away on the red carpet in Brock Collection, got real theatrical with James McAvoy as they presented the Best Sound Editing Award to Bohemian Rhapsody's John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone.

See them in action below:




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Hollywood titan Samuel L. Jackson had the honor of presenting Spike Lee his very first Oscar Award for Best Adapated Screenplay for BlacKKKlansman. See the black boy joy unfold below:


Congressman John Lewis and The Hate U Give actress Amandla Stenberg introduced Oscar-nominee Green Book, which eventually took home the Best Picture Award. Rep. Lewis shared his experience with racism from back in the day as it was depicted in the movie. Check it above.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman - in couture Givenchy - and Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu presented the Best Original Song award for "Shallow" from A Star Is Born to Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson.

Black Panther beauty Angela Bassett, If Beale Street Could Talk actors Kiki Layne and Stephan James, superproducer Pharrell Williams, and actress Queen Latifah also hit the stage to present.

Photos: Getty

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