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What They Didn’t Show You On TV At The 2020 Oscars


Behind the scenes at the Oscars, A-listers
drank, dined, cried, and photobombed, while social media went wild trying to be part of
the action. Grab yourself a turkey sandwich or a vegan
pizza it’s time for the ultimate spill of the tea. Here’s what you didn’t see on TV at the 2020
Oscars. The Oscars weren’t quite the all-vegan affair
that the Golden Globes was, but the Academy still put a heavy emphasis on plant-based
food. Joaquin Phoenix certainly tried his best,
between successfully convincing Hollywood agency WME to ditch meat at its pre-Oscars
bash, according to Page Six, and his acceptance speech, which railed against the evils of
cow milk. This time around, the Oscars went 70 percent
vegan for their official after party. According to E! News, the Governors Ball is
historically catered by Wolfgang Puck, who crafted a menu in partnership with 11 local
farms around Southern California. Refinery29 reports that the menu boasted more
than 40 vegan and vegetarian offerings among the limited fish and meat options. This included eggplant caponata on grilled
crostini, winter spice French toast, sweet potato tempura, and compressed watermelon
with housemade cashew ricotta. “I made a Korean-style pizza with stir-fried
vegetables, ginger, garlic, green onions, and a little soy glaze. And it tastes delicious.” Tiffany Haddish famously and hilariously packed
an emergency bag of chicken to the Met Gala in 2019, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
breakout star Julia Butters followed in her footsteps. Butters packed her own turkey sandwich for
the awards show, with seemingly no regard for the Academy’s vegan-slanted menu. Why? Life’s too short to eat bad food. According to Los Angeles Times reporter Amy
Kaufman, Butters admitted that she packed the sandwich in her $2,495 Marzook purse because
she wasn’t a big fan of the food there. “Sometimes either they don’t have food or
I don’t care for the food.” Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ended up winning
just two awards, though it had 10 nominations. And while Butters didn’t receive a single
nod for her breakout role in the film, it’s clearly only a matter of time. The 10-year-old star is undeniably bold, which
was apparent from her Variety interview back in July 2019, when she unabashadley admitted
that she didn’t know Brad Pitt for anything other than being handsome. Hopefully, that’s changed since his best supporting
actor win, but you can’t fault a girl for speaking her mind. Well that would’ve been pretty awkward. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who in August
of 2019 ended their decade-long relationship after less than a year of marriage, allegedly
hit up the same pre-Oscars party. Is there anything worse than running into
your ex when you’re just trying to have a good time? What about running into your ex while your
divorce is finalized but still pending? That’s a real-life Marriage Story. According to TMZ, the pair both showed up
to the WME party on Friday night. At least Cyrus could stress-eat the all-vegan
menu thanks to Joaquin Phoenix, but she apparently didn’t need to. A source told People that the exes brushing
elbows was no really big deal, and the pair allegedly didn’t even speak. The source said: “The party was packed, and it wasn’t awkward
for Miley that Liam was there. She was with her parents and friends.” The source added that Cyrus has “no regrets”
and is focused on her relationship with Cody Simpson. As for Liam, he’s reportedly dating Gabrielle
Brooks, but if he still needs a shoulder to cry on, there are probably plenty of fans
who are very available. Unless you were squinting or using advanced,
CSI-level zoom-and-enhance technology, it was probably pretty hard to catch the true
meaning of Natalie Portman’s red carpet look on television. The Black Swan star wore a stunning Dior gown
with a floor-length cape and gold detailing, but from far away, all you could see was the
sparkle. Up close, however, it was clear Portman came
to the Oscars to give the Academy a middle finger of sorts. In a Twitter video shared by Los Angeles Times
reporter Amy Kaufman, Portman explained how the gold detailing on the left lapel of her
cape spelled out the names of female directors who were snubbed by the Academy, despite their
critical acclaim. Not a single woman was nominated for best
director this time around, including Greta Gerwig, whose adaptation of Little Women was
nominated for Best Picture. Portman said: “I wanted to recognize the women who were
not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way.” America Ferrera and her baby bump hit the
red carpet with a powerful message to mark the end of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. The only thing more powerful than a pregnant
woman on the red carpet is a pregnant warrior on the red carpet, and Ferrera embodied the
warriors of her heritage with a custom made Jennifer Behr headband. “And this headband was is actually inspired
by the headbands that the indigenous Lencan warriors in Honduras wore.” As it turns out, this type of strength has
been coursing through the actress’ veins long before she ever voiced Astrid. In an Instagram post, Ferrera elaborated on
how she was paying homage to her ancestors at the Academy Awards. The star’s halo-style headband served as a
nod to their traditional headwear, which she showed in a side-by-side comparison. “#Oscars for the final farewell to 12 years
of How to Train Your Dragon & my Berkian Warrior Queen Astrid. Tonight, I bring my own warrior ancestors
with me, the indigenous Lenca tribe of Honduras.” How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,
which was nominated for best animated film, ultimately lost to Toy Story 4. But just because you lose the battle doesn’t
mean you’ve lost the war. Apparently Shia LaBoeuf can’t really go 15
minutes without causing controversy, whether he’s yelling in front of a green screen or
getting arrested on camera. It seems like his mere existence is always
at full volume. This may even include his personal odor, if
he really didn’t shower for weeks while filming director David Ayer’s 2014 war film Fury like
the tabloids claimed. All that said, he certainly appeared to be
very well-groomed at the 2020 Academy Awards, where he managed to cause an outright Twitter
frenzy. LaBoeuf attended the awards ceremony with
Zack Gottsagen, his co-star from The Peanut Butter Falcon and his newfound BFF. E! News even spotted the pair holding hands
on the red carpet. Later, they both presented the award for Best
Live-Action Short, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Gottsagen became the first-ever
person with Down syndrome to present at the Academy Awards. It was a monumental moment, even if Gottsagen
struggled to read his prompts, but LaBoeuf just had to make a face. It happens to the best of us. According to the New York Post, Twitter was
immediately flooded with users accusing LaBoeuf of snickering at his co-star, with some claiming
LaBeouf was “cancelled.” Though the face was indeed a face, it’s pretty
unlikely there was any malicious intent. That’s because we know what the haters must
have missed; in August 2019, LaBeouf credited Gottsagen for his newfound sobriety. Most likely he was just enjoying watching
his friend make history. “Well, he softened me. He’s magnetic, you know? We became like brothers quite quick. There’s no, like, lead time to his love. It’s just instant.” Joaquin Phoenix’s night lived up to all expectations. Since the acting nominations were announced,
the Joker star was a frontrunner for the Best Actor Oscar, and he did ultimately take home
the top prize. He boldly used his acceptance speech to take
a stand against injustice across the board from racism, sexism, and cancel culture to
animal and indigenous rights. He only appeared to crack once during the
emotional speech, but the star reportedly got even more weepy backstage after the cameras
stopped rolling. According to the Los Angeles Times, Phoenix
broke down in tears as Oscars staff helped him “find a moment of quiet” before heading
to the media circus awaiting him and the other winners. Once he got there, he was still all welled
up, so Jane Fonda comforted him with, quote, “a hand on his cheek.” Moments later, Phoenix looked at his Oscar
and questioned whether or not he deserved it. He reportedly said, “Now, whose is this?” Julianne Moore walked a red carpet on Oscars
night. It just wasn’t the red carpet, and there was
no wardrobe mishap like in 2015, when she couldn’t get her dress off to use the bathroom,
because she was wearing a comfy winter coat. The Academy Award winner didn’t attend the
actual awards show, but she did cheer on her peers from the comfort of her hometown. In an Instagram post, the Still Alice star
revealed that she was watching the ceremony with her daughter Liv Freundlich at the iconic
gay bar Julius’. It’s one of the oldest in New York City, and
happens to be conveniently located steps from the actress’ massive West Village townhouse. She wrote: “NYC red carpet with my date @livfreundlich
. Happy #oscars everybody. I have a lot of friends nominated tonight
for their exquisite work this year sending them all love I’m watching and cheering you
on!!” In addition to shouting out all of her friends,
Moore also used an Instagram Story to personally congratulate Laura Dern, who won the award
for best supporting actress for her role in Marriage Story. For everyone who was absolutely gutted that
the dystopian CGI hellscape of Cats somehow avoided a nomination, James Cordon and Rebel
Wilson still managed to at least momentarily transform the awards show into the Jellicle
ball. The pair appeared in full-on cat costumes
while presenting the Oscar for best visual effects. Sam Mendes’ World War I epic 1917 took home
the visual effects prize, but it’d be understandable if you forgot anything but the lengthy microphone
stand bit Corden and Wilson did. According to the Los Angeles Times, Corden
had a little more fun at Cats’ expense backstage while showing off his outfit to Kristen Wiig
and Maya Rudolph. Rudolph reportedly thought his hat “made”
the whole look, and Corden told the Oscars’ two producers, who stopped to take a photo,
that they’d “need a lint roller afterwards.” The Academy Awards aren’t really known for
being an alcohol-fueled bash, probably because the attendees are trying to avoid a situation
like Kanye West at the 2009 MTV VMAs who could forget when the rapper left that awards show
with a decade-spanning feud and what was likely a pretty awful hangover? But hours-long awards shows still mean hours
worth of booze, and some stars definitely enjoy a glass or two as a treat. According to E! News, Gal Gadot and her husband
Yaron Varsano, quote, “made a beeline towards the bar” upon entering. Gadot grabbed popcorn while her hubby waited
for the drinks. The Wonder Woman actress later joined her
fellow superhero, Captain Marvel, better known to mortals as Brie Larson to present an award
with Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver. Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, and Maya Rudolph
were also reportedly enjoying some of the hard stuff. According to E! News, Hayek opted for tequila
with lime, while Porter sipped on champagne. The Los Angeles Times reported that Rudolph
was spotted ditching a “small empty bottle of tequila” in the trash backstage while saying, “Tossy! Go bye-bye.” For an awards show that was severely lacking
in Jennifer Lawrence, there were sure a lot of photobombs. Clearly, everyone was having a great night,
including Timothée Chalamet and Margot Robbie. Chalamet appeared in Little Women, which received
six nominations and took home the award for best costume design. Robbie, meanwhile, was in two Academy Award-nominated
films: Bombshell and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Who cares if she technically lost out on winning
the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Kayla Pospisil in Bombshell? Robbie’s a star, and Chalamet just couldn’t
help but photobomb her on the red carpet. Variety captured a video of the Little Women
actor jumping into Robbie’s shot as she grabbed his face, smiled, and then promptly pushed
him away. According to E! News, Rami Malek also got
in on the photobombing action. He apparently popped into a selfie with Charlize
Theron, Salma Hayek, Regina King, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson. Let’s pray to the show-biz gods that someone
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Stephen Childs

45 Comments

  1. i missed Ricky Gerevis at the oscars, most stars forgot his (Ricky's) grab ur award, thank someone and F-off thing.

  2. These awards are washed out 🙄 whatever they were supposed to represent when they first came out means nothing in modern day

  3. Julianne Moore did it the best & Julia Butters had at least more proteins to eat. 🙂

  4. Butters is 10 years old. Show me a 10 year old that will eat everything put in front of them

  5. Nothing beats Benedict Cumberbatch's antics of photobombing U2 and he did all of that to make a U2 fan friend of his happy.

  6. Made a Vegan food and a Non Vegan Food corner let’s watch which one the ppl goes… don’t impose let the free choice.

  7. The most pansie group of people on the planet winning fake awards.

  8. Gal godat 🤮🤮🤮🤮 boycott this zionists movies. She is a walking talking killing machine. No one can count how many innocent Palestaineins ( Christian's and muslims) she injured and killed during two years of her isreali military service . Shame

  9. I think the tide is turning against the elite Hollywood folk – they dress in attire that could pay rent a year for homeless families; & top it off, they pontificate & tell US how we should live, what we should eat, and what we should do.

  10. if i ever was a oscars nominee, i would make my own food and go, its going to be a omnivore meal, because i am

  11. These people make me sick everytime they speak I wish someone would expose them all for who they actually are now that would be a good movie

  12. Research the huge drop in ratings and views in all these award shows😂 nobody watches or gives a crap about these gross ppl anymore 😂😂😂

  13. Who cares about Twitter trolls! Shia intentions was pure joy. Stop giving bullies what they want.

  14. Wahkeen Feenix (I refuse to spell it correctly) is America’s ultimate Snowflake ❄️

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