The musician presented Vice as a Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 25, 2019
Hearing “Rage Against The Machine” be mentioned during the night was strange for many viewers. See what people had to say on Twitter about Morello’s appearance.
I did not expect to see Tom Morello in a tux introducing a movie about Dick Cheney.
— Ed Bott (@edbott) February 25, 2019
John Mulaney ALSO doesn’t understand why Tom Morello is here
— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) February 25, 2019
#Oscars:“To introduce Vice, here’s Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine.”
Us: Uh … sure. Okay. pic.twitter.com/uEzgJVqDoz
— Under the Laces (@UndertheLaces) February 25, 2019
— Frank B. (@IllBFrankB) February 25, 2019
Comedian John Mulaney also became an instant meme at Morello’s expense.
The Oscars: and now, Tom Morello
Me: "Oh, hello"
The Oscars: pic.twitter.com/w8OVRf96XX
— Buzz (@BuzzFTH) February 25, 2019
John Mulaney being just as confused as I am that Tom Morello was there is amazing #oscars
— Channing Tweetum (@ebrownie) February 25, 2019
— Sarah Holmes 🌻 (@bookie_wookiee) February 25, 2019
However, many people were excited to see him at the Academy Awards.
— Mrs. Biutiful (@borola80) February 25, 2019
— Marcello Zasso (@marcellozasso) February 25, 2019
Wow, Tom Morello just made Vice out to be a way fierier and more coherent movie than I thought it was. #Oscars
— Stephen Thompson (@idislikestephen) February 25, 2019
Tom Morello! 😍😍😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/S1mhmOANK8
— D (@ladylumpen) February 25, 2019
Just let Tom Morello host the rest of the show please. #oscars
— jennie (@mplsgrrrl) February 25, 2019