Billie Eilish’s reaction face is already the top Oscars meme

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What was Billie Eilish thinking? We may never know, but her Oscars reaction shot deserves a best cinematography nod.

As Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig seemingly improvised their way through the best costume design and production design categories, the camera cut to several actors and directors, and managed to capture Eilish’s “WTF” expression.

It’s not clear if it was directed at the musical portion of the Rudolph-Wiig appearance or Eilish seeing herself on camera, but it quickly became a meme.

Idina Menzel was roped into the meme for her reaction to Eminem’s “surprise” performance, and Eilish’s reaction to it was also memed.

There were theories—the 18-year-old Grammy winner might not know who Rudolph and Wiig are—but can that be possible?

I mean… can it?

Others advocated for Billie Eilish reaction time, as a barometer of sorts.

Considering the boomer vitriol over her singing the new James Bond theme song, Eilish likely has these kind of reactions on deck at all times.


Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.