Rachel Paige
February 27, 2017 2:54 pm

In the end, Moonlight took home the Oscar for Best Picture of the year, but we’d like to argue against  that decision right here and right now. Moonlight was a fabulous movie, but it’s not the Best Picture of the 2017 Oscars.

These 9 pictures of Janelle Monáe are the Best Pictures of the 89th Academy Awards.

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ROBYN BECK/Staff/Getty Images

Janelle — who was in not one but TWO Oscar nominated (and winning) movies, Moonlight and Hidden Figures — showed up to the awards looking like 🔥. She completely stole the red carpet with her killer dress and amazing style. She certainly worked the camera with some 💯 looks, but it’s the pictures where she’s not posing for the camera that are our favorite right now.

Well, she is posing, and in the process totally living it up and we cannot get enough of her right now.

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Christopher Polk/Staff/Getty Images

She reapplied her lipstick in front of the camera. Like, this might as well be a straight up makeup ad for everything she’s wearing, and we will buy it all, just take our money (Janelle is actually a former Covergirl herself, nbd).

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Her young Moonlight co-stars were even completely spellbound.

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Once inside the Dolby Theater, Janelle continued to command all the attention.

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From now on, how about we invite Janelle to everything. Janelle, if you are reading this, you are invited to my next birthday party.

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Kevork Djansezian/Stringer/Getty Images

Janelle might not have an Oscar of her own (YET), but she’s completely won over our hearts.

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