Lady Gaga was not up for Best Actress at last night’s Oscars, but she managed to nab a spot in the show’s grand finale as Liza Minnelli’s valet! Yes, Gaga missed out on Oscar but was a part of a show-stopping moment by helping a living legend announce the final award, Best Picture. I mean, I don’t know why she’s dressed like some kind of waiter at a gay cabaret show, but actually–I just said that back to myself and it does make sense why.
If you’re reading this, then the Oscars finally ended. Even though the Oscars didn’t televise the full presentation of eight categories, it still ran over. But if you stuck it out, you were blessed by a rare public sighting of THEE Liza Minnelli. Nearly 50 years ago, Liza won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Cabaret, and she was back last night to give us some star power. Although, the Oscar people could’ve helped Liza out by making the font bigger on her card. How was Liza with a Z supposed to read this shit? Give her a bedazzled magnifying glass or something!
See, this is why presenters sometimes read the wrong names.
There was a little sweet moment when Liza had some trouble introducing the category and Gaga leaned over and said, “I gotcha.” Liza probably thought, “Oh, I know you do, but don’t even think of taking my big moment by reading the winner!” via Yahoo!:
The 76-year-old star of stage and screen appeared on stage in a wheelchair and delivered an introduction to the Best Picture nominees, declaring she was Gaga’s “biggest fan.”
Minnelli has rarely been seen in public in recent years, with her last screen appearance coming in the 2019 fashion world documentary Halston.
The star appeared to struggle with her words as she introduced the category, but Gaga whispered “I’ve got you,” and guided her back on track.
Here’s more of Gaga and Liza at last night’s Oscars:
— Gaga Notify (@gaganotify) March 28, 2022
— LITTLE MONSTERS OFFICIAL (@lilmonsfanclub) March 28, 2022
And here’s Liza announcing CODA as the Best Picture winner, and the producers and cast accepting their award. AppleTV+ can now brag about being the first streaming service to get a Best Picture Oscar. Eat that, Netflix.