Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga surprised the audience by approaching the stage from their seats in the crowd, without an introduction. Gaga took her place at a grand piano and Cooper perched on a stool.
Twitter went wild. Here’s a collection of a few of our favorite reactions to the passionate performance between “A Star is Born” co-stars.
Even a few celebrities got slightly emotional online:
Soon after, Gaga won and accepted the Academy Award for best original song, to the roaring applause of the star-studded audience. “A Star Is Born” is up for seven additional Oscars, including best picture, lead actor, lead actress, supporting actress, adapted screenplay, cinematography and sound mixing.