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The Mindy Project star Utkarsh Ambudkar joined Questlove at the 92nd annual Academy Awards for a rap number recapping the show.
“First up, Janelle let us know who we been coasting / Chris Rock dropped in ‘cuz he ain’t hosting,” he started off after introducing himself. “Mr. Pitt, congrats on winning your trophy / now please make a sequel for World War Z.”
The actor continued to summarize the events of Sunday night over Questlove’s beat. Ambudkar noted Matthew A. Cherry’s animated short win for Hair Love and made another reference to John Travolta’s Idina Menzel flub from the 2014 Oscars (after Josh Gad, Menzel’s Frozen co-star, introduced her performance of “Into the Unknown” from Frozen 2 by noting her named was pronounced exactly like it’s spelled).
“Heard an amazing singer, nobody colder / Her name is Idina Menzel, Mr. Travolta,” the actor rapped.
He then finished his number asking a simple favor of the audience.
“Keep an open mind, I’m sure you’ll find / there’s plenty of light for us all to shine,” he said.
Ambudkar has starred in Pitch Perfect, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Basmati Blues and The Simpsons, and appeared on Broadway with the improv hip-hop group, Freestyle Love Supreme, which was the subject of a recent documentary that premiered at Sundance. His upcoming projects include Free Guy, Marry Me and The Broken Heart Gallery.
The 92nd annual Academy Awards aired live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
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