The 61st Academy Awards, held in 1989 without a host, rubbed many the wrong way with its uneven production and forgettable musical numbers.
On Sunday, 30 years later, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found itself in a similar position, but as they say: the show must go on.
And went on it did with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing “Shallow,” the Oscar-winning song from the hit film A Star Is Born.
Watch the duet below:
Cooper and Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta) — both of Italian-American descent — lit up the show and received a standing ovation from the crowd of stars, movie moguls and film workers.