Proper off-stage from the place the Oscars are handed out, there’s an entire mini-show occurring within the wings with a solid of busy manufacturing folks, anxious stars and dazed winners circulating out and in of the tight house. The Related Press acquired a entrance seat to the motion, the place “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa could possibly be seen giving a bear hug to “Free Solo” director Jimmy Chin, Girl Gaga requested, “Did I nail it?” after her show-stopping “Shallow” efficiency and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producer Amy Pascal checked out her Oscar and proclaimed, “It is so cute!”
Listed here are some highlights that did not make the printed of the 91st Academy Awards.
BUT WHERE’S MY DRINK?
Winners are sometimes fairly shell-shocked strolling off the primary stage of the Dolby Theatre and into the wings the place they’re instantly photographed and requested to do a response video, however some shortly determine on what they need: A drink.
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Girl Gaga, nonetheless wiping away tears from her emotional win for finest track, got here backstage and requested, “Is there champagne?” By the point she’d made it to the primary hallway, a flute had discovered its manner into her fingers, however she hoped that photographers would not seize her downing it. Others had buddies to assist, and finest actress winner Olivia Colman had two: Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand.
“White wine for this girl, white wine,” McDormand stated as quickly as they acquired off-stage.
Rockwell chimed in: “She wants a white wine.”
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And typically, you do not even have to have gained to get one. Sarah Paulson instructed her co-presenter Paul Rudd they have been going to get cocktails — after they’d completed their job in fact.
CAPTAIN AMERICA MEETS AQUAMAN
Chris Evans had moments with quite a lot of folks backstage as one of many early presenters, a lot of which got here in line for the restroom of all locations. One such encounter was when comedian guide imprint rival Jason Momoa, aka DC’s “Aquaman,” got here backstage. “Captain America” saved issues civil as the 2 exchanged “hey mans.” Later, a lady got here via saying, “I’ve any person who must be within the theater” who hoped to skip the road.
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That any person was finest supporting actress nominee Rachel Weisz. “Oh, simply any person,” Evans joked, whereas letting Weisz lower to the entrance of the road. Steve Rogers could be proud.
EVERYONE WHO’S ANYONE HAD A COMFORTABLE SHOE OPTION
The Oscars could be a lengthy evening for girls in uncomfortable footwear, so Jennifer Hudson and Bette Midler got here ready. Hudson, who carried out the nominated track “I am going to Combat,” wore slippers with royal blue feathers earlier than placing on her lacy excessive heels for her second on stage. And Midler had on a pair of black boots and socks, in addition to a corduroy jacket, that have been switched out for a pair of metallic platforms to sing “The place the Misplaced Issues Go.” However there was one girl who stayed within the comfortable footwear all evening: final yr’s finest actress winner Frances McDormand rocked a pair of vivid yellow Birkenstock sandals.
A BACKSTAGE SING-ALONG
Certain, everybody who tuned in for the Oscars in all probability caught the opening quantity on the very least, however proper off-stage, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph all had their very own personal sing-and-dance-along to the efficiency.
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They bobbed their heads alongside to “We Will Rock You,” however actually acquired into it for “We Are the Champions,” earlier than taking the stage to current the most effective supporting actress trophy to Regina King. Not even “Shallow” acquired such a karaoke reception — however maybe it was as a result of everybody, KiKi Layne included, was too rapt with Girl Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s efficiency.
EVEN THE PRESENTERS ARE NERVOUS
“I am so nervous,” stated Awkwafina as she made her method to stage to current the sound enhancing and mixing awards with John Mulaney. Fortunately her bit was all about being nervous, so it wasn’t precisely a nasty factor to really be feeling that manner. Others get ribbed.
Guillermo del Toro laughed and greeted Allison Janney, who had simply walked off stage, telling her, “You did not f—ok it up!” And a few deal with themselves to a snack. Jennifer Lopez grabbed a small plate of cheese and crackers after presenting. “You deserve it,” stated Evans.
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Brie Larson appeared a little bit hesitant to affix in on Spike Lee’s tailored screenplay win second. She introduced the award to him with Samuel L. Jackson, who Lee known as to affix in on a photograph backstage. Larson demurred. “No, no, I am within the again,” she stated as Jackson tried to tug her as much as the entrance of the picture with a beaming Lee, nonetheless clutching his speech in a single hand and his Oscar in one other.
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“Main,” Larson stated, as all of them posed.
As they walked out, Larson gave co-writers David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel a chunk of recommendation about profitable an Oscar.
“Benefit from the second,” she stated. “It will not make sense for a very long time.”
Larson gained her finest actress trophy for “Room” in 2016.
AMY ADAMS IS A SUPPORTIVE CO-STAR
Late into the present, Amy Adams dashed out of the inexperienced room, champagne in hand. Her husband Darren Le Gallo chased after her along with her purse. “You forgot this,” he stated. However Adams had extra necessary issues to consider, like the place she was going to stash the champagne
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“I wish to be again there for this,” she stated. The most effective actor class was shortly approaching and her “Vice” co-star Christian Bale was a nominee.