This post was originally published on Defender Network

By Aswad Walker

Had it not been for the “Slap Heard ‘Round the World,” the 94th Oscars may have come to be known as #OscarsSoBlack. And for good reason. Check out these 94th Oscars moments lost amid all the post-event chatter about… you know.

1. Samuel L. Jackson’s Governors Award

2. Oscar-winning Afro-Latina, LGBTQ sister from “West Side Story,” Ariana DeBose

3. The Shaq & Steph Curry-executive produced documentary “The Queen of Basketball” about the first woman (sister) drafted by an NBA team, the late Lusia Harris

4. The Oscar-winning directorial debut of The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson for “Summer of Soul”

5. H-Town’s Robert Glasper along with Afro-Latina Sheila E. serving as the Oscars house band

6. Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion doing her thing in that “Encanto” number

7. Queen Bey performing “Be Alive” from “King Richard” on the same Compton tennis court where Venus and Serena first practiced their craft

8. D-Nice as the official Oscars DJ

9. Sean “P-Diddy” Combs seeking to mediate “the Slap” participants

10. The Blackest “In Memoriam” in Oscars history

11. Oscars director Will Packer