You can always count on Academy Awards For some good TV.
Although many of the categories were apparently stitched up for the Sunday show, the Oscars are most famous for them Sudden victories (“Moonlight” on “La La Land” for best photo) and Shocking moments (Eminem appeared on “Lose Yourself” last year, often Idina Menzel puzzled).
This year was no different, as the reimagined Academy Awards was held at The famous Union Station in Los Angeles For the first time ever. The event, hosted by no one and without masks, featured candidates personally in Los Angeles, as well as remotely from “centers” such as London and Paris, for those unable to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Here are the weird, wonderful and weird moments you should know from this year’s Oscars, where “Nomadland” scored three big wins (for Best Picture, Actress, and Director).
Anthony Hopkins stuns with best actor victory over Chadwick Bosman
Talk about an amazing finale: A break with tradition, the Academy Awards awarded Best Actor at the end of the show, likely to be left to the audience as a tribute to the late. Chadwick Bosman. (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star, Who died of colon cancer last August at the age of 43Awards season swept.)
But in a surprising twist, Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor for his distressing role as a man with dementia in “The Father.” The British acting legend was not present and the show ended awkwardly with presenter Joaquin Phoenix standing alone on stage.
Here’s why Frances McDormand howled like a wolf when Nomadland won.
Become McDormand Sixth actor in history Winning three Oscars for acting with “Nomadland”, where she plays a widow who hits the road and lives in her truck after losing her job. She also won her fourth Academy Award as producer for the movie “Nomadland”, which took the best photo.
“One day, very soon, take everyone you know to the stage, side by side in that dark space and watch every movie being made here tonight,” said McDormand, who joined the director. Chloe Chow During the best photo acceptance speech. “We give this to our wolf.”
She then launched Howl in a tribute to Michael Wolf Snyder, the voice actor in the film who passed away at the age of 35 earlier this year.
Glenn Close twerks to ‘Da Butt’, he becomes a meme
Close a thousand memes with Her encyclopedic knowledge During Trivia’s clip with Questlove, he tested stars including Andra Day and Daniel Kaluya for their Academy Award musical knowledge. The “Hillbilly Elegy” actress seemed confused when he asked her about the 1988 song “Da Butt,” until she realized, “Wait a second – it’s” Da Butt. “
Eight-time Academy Award nominee (who lost Best Supporting Actress to “Minari” star Yoh Jong-yeon) then shadowed the Academy to reject the song that appeared in Spike Lee’s “School Daze”. She ended up getting up and rocking for a few seconds, in one of the show’s few moments that were fun and totally unexpected.
Regina King talks about Chauvin’s rule, celebrities without masks at the opening
Unforgettably, King began the opening ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles, where she presented screenplay prizes. The director of “One Night in Miami” took a minute to discuss the conviction last week of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop convicted of killing unarmed black man George Floyd.
King said, “I know many of you want to access the remote control when you feel like Hollywood is preaching to you, but as the mother of a black son who fears for his safety, you don’t change fame or fortune.”
It also addressed the question on our minds: How do all these listeners mix without masks?
“People have been autopsied, tested, retested, and socially estranged, and we follow all the strict protocols that got us back to work safely,” King said. “So just like in a movie set, when we roll, we remove the masks.”
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Daniel Kaluuya baffles mom and sister by commenting “sex”
Kaluuya may have won Best Supporting Actor for “Judas and the Black Christ,” but it was his mother, Damali, who stole the show. The British actor began his speech by thanking his mother, saying, “You gave me everything. You gave me the factory settings.
But the inspiring speech took a turn when he began to speak of gratitude to be alive.
“We’re breathing, walking, it’s unbelievable,” Kaluuya said. “Mom, my dad, they’ve had sex. It’s amazing! I’m here.”
He quickly glanced at his shocked mother, startled as she appeared in her mouth, “What is he talking about?” Kaluuya’s sister buried her face in her arms.
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The director of Another Tour gives a heartbreaking greeting to his late daughter
There was no dryness in the room when Danish director Thomas Winterberg accepted the Best International Film award for Another Round, about four high school teachers (one of them played by Mads Mikkelsen) who tried to be drunk all the time. Winterberg said the film was meant to celebrate life, and became a touching tribute to the director’s 19-year-old daughter after she was killed in a car accident just four days after the shooting.
“Two months before her death, she was in Africa and she sent me a message. She just read the script and she was glowing with excitement, she liked it and felt like she saw it … We ended up making this movie for her as her memorial,” Winterberg cried. Ida, this is a miracle that just happened and you are part of this miracle. Maybe you were pulling some strings somewhere, I don’t know, but it suits you. ”
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Yoo Jong Yeon flirts with Brad Pitt and greets Glenn Close
Yoon gave the most beautiful speech that night as she accepted Best Supporting Actress in “Minary”. The award was received by Academy Award-winning co-actor (and “Minary” producer) Brad Pitt last year, and the Korean icon started courting the Hollywood star when she took the stage.
Yoon said, “Oh, Mr. Brad Pitt, at last! It’s nice to meet you.” “Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa?”
Yoon Hee is the first Korean acting winner in Oscar history, but she kindly netted it.
“I don’t believe in competition, how can I beat Glenn Close?” Yoon said. “Tonight, I have a little bit of luck, I think, maybe. I’m happier than you. It might also be the American hospitality for the Korean actor. I’m not sure. But anyway, thank you very much.”
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