Before the show, Lambert, who has been touring with the band since 2011, talked to E! This year's edition is quite unusual as it is going to happen without a host. The group quickly segued into "We Are the Champions", moving quickly to the song's rousing chorus as stars in the audience, from Tom Cruise to Viola Davis to Jennifer Lopez, could be seen singing along.
Bohemian Rhapsody has been recognized in four categories at the Oscars apart from Best Picture, including Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and a Best Actor nomination for Rami Malek, who portrayed Mercury.
Malek, who won both a Golden Globe award and Screen Actors Guild award earlier this month for the role, initially believed taking on the part of the Queen frontman would kill his career. The soundtrack elements are so closely interwoven that Malek has said he can not tell who is singing at any particular point.
"I want to be kissed by a man like rami malek kissed lucy boynton #oscars", one Twitter user wrote.
Shamima Begum: IS teenager's family challenge citizenship move
Javid also guaranteed that Begum's son citizenship will remain unaffected by the move to deprive Begum of her rights. She said: "There's nothing there in Bangladesh".
The band kicked off the 91st Annual Academy Awards, which didn't have a host this year.
A new best "popular film" category was in and then out.
Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss pledged the show would be speedier and generally has been so far.
Watch this space for more updates on this! The Best Actor nominee shared, "It's more than surreal... all I ever wanted out of this was to get a job, you know how it is as an actor, you just want that next gig or any gig".