Keanu's date and a random Eminem performance: The 15 moments you missed from the 2020 Oscars.


The final night of awards season has finally arrived and we have SO MUCH to talk about.

Today, the who’s who of Hollywood settled in at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 92nd annual Academy Awards.

Although this year’s Oscars didn’t feature a host, the red carpet and the ceremony were still filled to the brim with endless easy-to-miss moments and… awkwardness.

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From Julia Butters’ hidden sandwich to Keanu Reeves’ date, here’s a round-up of the 15 moments you may have missed from the 2020 Oscars.

1. Blac Chyna was randomly there?

Look, we don’t quite know why… but Blac Chyna randomly appeared on the red carpet. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Honestly, I have more questions than I know what to do with.


2. Julia Butters brought a sandwich. 


Julia Butters is 10 years old but she’s already smarter than approximately… everyone.

Not only did she give a more coherent interview than half the adults, the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood actress also planned ahead and pre-packed a turkey sandwich in her (US$2,495!!!) pink purse.


Speaking to LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman, the young actress admitted that she brought the sandwich because she doesn’t “like some of the food here.”


3. Spike Lee’s tribute to Kobe Bryant.

Spike Lee paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on the Oscars red carpet.

The basketball fanatic, who directed the 2009 ESPN documentary, Kobe: Doin’ Work, wore a purple and gold tuxedo with the number 24 stitched on.


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Lee also wore Nike Kobe 9 Elite sneakers to honour his late friend.

4. The hidden message in Natalie Portman’s Dior cape.

At this year’s Oscars, no women were nominated in the Best Director category.

(Seriously, why the heck wasn’t Greta Gerwig nominated for Little Women???)

Appearing on the red carpet, actress Natalie Portman wore a Dior cape embroidered with the names of all the female directors who were snubbed of a nomination.


It’s not the first time Portman has called out the lack of diversity in the Best Director category.

At the Golden Globes in 2018, the actress made sure viewers were aware that no women were nominated for Best Director.

“And here are the all-male nominees,” Portman said, before presenting the award alongside Ron Howard.


5. Keanu Reeves’ date.


Keanu Reeves appeared on the red carpet with his mum, costume designer Patricia Taylor, and we need to talk about it IMMEDIATELY.


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While chatting to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet about Reeves' upcoming films, Taylor admitted that she knows "nothing" about The Matrix 4, which is slated for release early next year.

"I only know about Matrix 1, 2 and 3," she admitted, and look, we don't blame her.

6. Jerry from Cheer's red carpet appearance.

I know we should be excited to see the likes of Brad Pitt and Adam Driver on the red carpet, but THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT.

After being enlisted by Ellen DeGeneres, Jeremiah Harris from Cheer appeared on the red carpet as her ~official red carpet correspondent~.

While on the red carpet, Jerry was seen interviewing Regina King as well as Billie Eilish, who tried on JERRY'S NAVARRO RING.


7. Steve Martin and Chris Rock's hilarious opener.

Ah, yes.

The 2020 Oscars were a show with no host... and yet Steve Martin and Chris Rock opened the Oscars with a joint monologue. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

"They don't really have hosts anymore. Why is that?" Martin questioned.

"Twitter!" Rock replied, and... he's not wrong.

The two comedians made a jab at billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who was seated in the audience.

"When he writes a cheque, the bank bounces," Rock said.


"Jeff is so rich he got divorced and he is still the richest man in the world. He saw Marriage Story and thought it was a comedy."

Much like Natalie Portman, the two comedians also made a dig at the lack of female nominees for Best Director.

"So many great directors nominated this year, but there was something missing," Martin said.


"Vaginas?" Rock replied.

"Yeah, that's it."

They also noted the overall lack of diversity among all the nominations.

"Think how much the Oscars have changed in the past 92 years. Back in 1929, there were no black acting nominees. And now in 2020 we've got one. Amazing growth!" Martin said.

8. Ricky Gervais' Twitter commentary.

Despite not appearing at the Oscars, comedian Ricky Gervais tweeted out the jokes he would have made at this year's Oscars.


When asked about what he would joke about if he had a chance, the comedian responded: "I can't wait to hear all your inspirational speeches about equality, and it's great that the three hours you're here tonight is the only time your badly paid migrant house staff will get some time off to sleep this week."

He later added: "It's great to see such diversity in the room tonight. Rich sex pests of all shapes and sizes."


9. Brad Pitt's Oscar win.

In the first award of the evening, Brad Pitt won his very first Oscar for acting, picking up Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

During his speech, the 56-year-old actor reflected on his acting career, before dedicating the award to his six children.

"I’m a bit gobsmacked. I’m not one to look back, but this has made me do so. I think of my folks taking me to the drive-in to see Butch & Sundance, and loading up my car and moving out here, and Geena [Davis] and Ridley [Scott] giving me my first shot, to all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way, to stand here now. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, ain’t that the truth," he said.

"This is for my kids who colour everything I do, I adore you. Thank you."


10. Shia LaBeouf's Oscars date.

Presenting the award for Best Live-Action Short, Shia LaBeouf appeared on stage with his The Peanut Butter Falcon co-star, Zack Gottsagen.

Since appearing in the film together, LaBeouf and Gottsagen have become close friends, with LaBeouf crediting the 35-year-old with saving his life following his arrest in 2017.

In the film, LaBeouf stars as an outlaw on the run who befriends a man with Down syndrome (Gottsagen) who has escaped his assisted living home in the hopes of becoming a professional wrestler.


The movie was partly inspired by Gottsagen's real-life aspirations of becoming a Hollywood actor.

11. Eminem... randomly appeared.

Well... that was weird.

Surprising approximately everybody, Eminem randomly appeared on stage to perform the song 'Lose Yourself'.

Honestly, the faces of the crowd said enough:




Weirdly enough, when Eminem won the Oscar for Best Original Song for the 8 Mile song in 2003, the 47-year-old didn't show up.

"Sorry it took me 18 years to get here," he wrote on Instagram.

12. Those terrifying Cats costumes.


Oh... no.

We thought all our nightmares about Cats were over.



James Corden and Rebel Wilson presented an award together in costume and it was... terrifying.

13. Leonardo DiCaprio's date.

For the first time in 15 years, Leonardo DiCaprio brought a date to an award show.

The Oscar nominee was joined by his 22-year-old girlfriend Camila Morrone, who he reportedly began dating in December 2017.

Model and actress Morrone has previously defended their 23-year age gap, telling the Los Angeles Times: "There's so many relationships in Hollywood – and in the history of the world – where people have large gaps. I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date."


14. Hildur Gudnadóttir's powerful speech.

Hildur Gudnadóttir made Oscars history for her work on Joker, becoming the fourth woman to win Best Original Score.

In her acceptance speech, Gudnadóttir made a call-to-arms to creative women worldwide.


"To the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters who hear the music bubbling within, please speak up, we need to hear your voices," the Icelandic musician and composer said.

15. The audience demands Parasite finish their speeches.

After winning Best Picture, the lights were abruptly turned down on the cast, creators and crew of Parasite, cutting off their acceptance speech.

Thankfully, however, the audience demanded that the lights be turned back on so the group could finish their speech.


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