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The best presenter at Oscars 2018 was not a human. It was BB-8!

March 05, 2018 14:27 IST

Someone even floated the idea that the Star Wars droid be chosen as the host of Oscars 2019.

BB-8 Oscars

BB-8, actors Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and Kelly Marie Tran speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

 

The verdict is in.

Among all the fantastic speeches and glittering clothes at the 90th Academy Awards, it was the surprise appearance of Star Wars' BB-8 as a presenter that stole the show. Well at least for the geeks and keepers of cool.

BB-8 appeared on stage with his Last Jedi co-stars Oscar Isaac, Kelly-Marie Tran and Mark Hamill to present the animation awards.

The foursome presented the Best Animated Short Film Award to Kobe Bryant's Dear Basketball and the Best Animated Feature Film to Pixar’s Coco.

Metro remarked on how 'BB-8 reminded the three that they had to stay on stage to present a second award. Thank God someone turned up to rehearsals.'

Mashable said 'the Oscar for Best Presenter goes to... the quiet but memorable BB8... BB8 took the stage alongside his Star Wars cast mates where he stole the show with his signature bleeps and bloops.'

Naturally, BB-8 was also a fan fave.

Twitter user @LanceUlanoff said, 'Finally some real star power at the Oscars.'

While @Kileyggg felt it was the 'best Oscar moment in history', @Amirosie just wanted to be 'in this wolfpack of besties.'

 

Oscars BB-8

This wasn't BB-8's first appearance at the Oscars.

He had also come on stage in 2016, after his 2015 debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But after this year's appearance, fans have decided we are clearly not getting enough of the droid cutie.

Mashable even said, 'Oscars 2019 host, perhaps? We can dream.'

Rediff Get Ahead Bureau