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Hollywood’s greatest night time was once a lot greater, however I digress.
Lately the debates are as a lot of an annual custom as awards season itself: the conversations concerning the extravagant ceremonies’ relevance, the crimson carpets’ highlights — and lowlights — and, in fact, simply how lengthy the reveals appear to run. (This 12 months’s Oscars host, Jimmy Kimmel, has joked, “I need to run the present proper as much as ‘Good Morning America.’”) However amid all that nitpicking, some of what’s misplaced, I consider, is that each now and again all of us get pleasure from slightly glitz and glamour.
That leads us to this week’s Pop Life, which can be temporary as we’re right here for a great time, not a very long time. I’m not getting performed off my very own publication, which is in fact dedicated to all issues Academy Awards this week.
There have been so many Oscars moments through the years which might be seared in our collective reminiscence.
You wouldn’t have time to examine all those operating by my head, however listed here are three that can all the time convey me some feels:
Halle Berry turns into the primary Black girl to win finest actress
Berry’s acceptance speech after profitable out in the perfect actress class in 2002 for her unbelievable efficiency in “Monster’s Ball” nonetheless makes me emotional.
Not solely did she look gorgeous — full disclosure: my expensive good friend, the stylist Phillip Bloch, dressed her in that ravishing Elie Saab robe — however she tearfully leaned into the historical past of the second. “This second is a lot greater than me,” she stated. “This second is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll.”
It was shifting, poignant and nicely overdue.
Ellen DeGeneres will get a snap with a few of Hollywood’s greatest stars
This one was a bit that greater than garnered a giggle.
Throughout her stint as host of the 2014 Oscars, DeGeneres made social media magic when she bumped into the viewers to get a selfie with a number of the greatest stars current — and promptly tweeted it out to the world.
It was performed for laughs, however positively additionally a second of pure pleasure.
The notorious finest image snafu
Who may ever overlook the second when “La La Land” was introduced as finest image in 2017, just for it to be revealed minutes later that it was truly “Moonlight” that had gained out?
I used to be serving to to cowl the awards that night time — let’s simply say it was a wild journey for us all. There was delight for “La La Land” adopted by a lot confusion as to what was occurring after which delight over again for the “Moonlight” crew.
Speak about a wave of feelings!
Identical to there was no method I wasn’t mentioning that “Moonlight” second, there was no method you have been going to make it by this article with out point out of “the slap.”
Now that everybody, together with Chris Rock, has had their say about final 12 months’s incident, all that I’ll add is that it introduced the worst sort of consideration to the Academy Awards.
I’ve my very own theories concerning the ache behind the slap and its aftermath, however that’s a take I select to maintain to myself. I’ll simply say I want everybody concerned the perfect — and hope the disaster workforce fashioned within the wake to take care of related incidents has nothing to do that 12 months however sit again and benefit from the present.
Any of the songs nominated this 12 months would — and will! — be an awesome addition to your Oscars occasion playlist, however in case you are on the lookout for me I can be in a nook sobbing over Rihanna’s hit “Elevate Me Up,” from the “Black Panther: Wakanda Without end” soundtrack. (It’s one of many nominees on this 12 months’s finest authentic track class.)
She’s scheduled to carry out at this 12 months’s present and I’m already wrecked simply enthusiastic about it.
Naturally, that is the half the place I say tune in to the ninety fifth Academy Awards, airing reside on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night time starting at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.