Utkarsh Ambudkar is the man to thank for that awesome rap at the Oscars




With no host, this yr, Ambudkar, and his rapping experience stepped in to ship a sort of halftime report that impressed many, significantly these unfamiliar with the actor’s physique of labor.

His rap included nods to Brad Pitt’s win for best supporting actor, “Hair Love’s” success and several other different of the night time performers.

His conclusion moreover acquired applause, as he declared: “Keep an open mind. I’m sure you’ll find that there’s plenty of light here for us all to shine.”

The line was a reference to the night time’s lack of quite a few nominees, notably in the principal showing courses, a theme that was present all by his rap.

Ambudkar is most certainly best recognized for his roles in “Pitch Perfect,” “The Mindy Project,’ and “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” But he acquired his start as part of Freestyle Love Supreme, an improvisational hip-hop group usual by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale. (Miranda moreover acquired a shout-out in Ambudkar’s musical recap.)

He moreover carried out Aaron Burr in some early readings of “Hamilton,” nevertheless under no circumstances made it to the stage with the current.

Ambudkar finally did make it to Broadway, though, in a limited-run stage current with Freestyle Love Supreme.

On Twitter, Ambudkar had a brief response to his massive Oscars second, tweeting a single phrase — “wow.”




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