Somebody Give Justin Timberlake an Emmy for His Oscars Performance
We’re going to take a minute off from obsessing over WHAT THE HECK WENT DOWN during the Best Picture award presentation last night (seriously, how did that happen?). Because while that’ll be the moment most people remember from the 89th Academy Awards, we need to recognize the actual best moment of the evening. And that would be its first one: Justin Timberlake, in perfect form, opening the show with a delightfully dance-y rendition of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
(In case you’re one of the three people who need a “why” for a JT performance, the song was, in fact, nominated for an Oscar. It was featured in Trolls.)
It’s pretty unusual for a musical performance to open the Oscars, rather than some kind of skit or monologue by the evening’s host. But kudos to whoever gave this new route the green light. Because there are few better ways to shake the stiffness out of a sometimes very stiff ceremony than to have our favorite *NSYNC alum and a group of a-list dancers boogie down the aisles of the Dolby Theatre.
Speaking of those a-list dancers: Unsurprisingly, several of our (and JT’s) long-time faves graced the stage/aisles last night, including Marty Kudelka, Matt Aylward, Ivan Koumaev and Dana Wilson.
TL;DR: The whole thing made us want to dance, dance, dance, c’mon. And we weren’t alone…