Oscars 2019: Queen open show with rocking We Are The Champions as they pay tribute to Freddie Mercury

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QUEEN kicked off the 91st Oscars tonight with a rocking rendition of their classic hit We Are The Champions.

Fronted by Adam Lambert, the band had the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper singing along as they belted out the rock anthem.

Queen kicked off the 91st Oscars tonight with a rocking rendition of their classic hit We Are The Champions

And in a fitting tribute to the late Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant frontman appeared on the big screen as they ended the song.

Lambert arrived at the ceremony wearing a Tom Ford suit.

Speaking on the red carpet, he said: “I never would have dreamed this was possible.”

The performance kickstarted what is sure to be a memorable night.

Fronted by Adam Lambert, the band had the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper singing along as they belted out the rock anthem
JLo and A Rod couldn’t get enough


In the absence of a host, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler delivered a series of well-received gags to open the show.

Regina King picked up the first award of the night for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

She gave a tearful acceptance speech for her first Academy Award, paying tribute to the stars she beat.

Best Documentary Feature was up next and went to Free Solo.

Olivia Colman’s period comedy-drama The Favourite and Netflix’s black-and-white epic Roma lead this year’s Oscar race, with 10 nominations each.

The other contenders include A Star Is Born and Vice with eight each, followed by Black Panther with seven.

Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture.

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