10 Unmissable Moments From The 2020 Oscars

BY Stephanie Carmona Fagundes / Feb 10 2020 / 12:54 PM

From Waad Al Kateab's Arabic calligraphy gown to Brad Pitt's first acting Oscar ever, BAZAAR has rounded up all of the night's most memorable moments in one place

10 Unmissable Moments From The 2020 Oscars

Once a year, Hollywood's biggest stars descend upon the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to celebrate what is the biggest night of the year for cinema: The Academy Awards. 

If you missed what happened in last night's edition of the prestigious awards, BAZAAR has rounded up all all of the night's most memorable moments in one place. Scroll down to view 10 of the most iconic events that took place at the Oscars 2020 awards ceremony. 

1 | Natalie Portman's Dior cape paid homage to all the female directors who weren’t nominated at this year's ceremony

The actress walked the red carpet in a stunning black and gold embroidered Dior Haute Couture gown featuring a meaningful cape that paid tribute to the lack of female representation at the Oscars this year. Embroidered in gold lettering, on her cape were engraved the names of all the exceptional female directors who weren’t nominated at this year’s awards, including Little Women’s Greta Gerwig.

Her outfit was fabulous, but what it stood for it made it even more stunning. Kudos to Natalie for taking a stance in such a fashionable manner.

2 | For Sama's director, Waad Al Kateab's Arabic calligraphy gown made a powerful statement

The Syrian film maker's sophisticated pink Reem Masri bore a powerful message in Arabic calligraphy: an arabic poem that translates as "we dared and we will not regret dignity". Athough For Sama did not win, Waad did, in every possible way. 

3 | Brad Pitt (finally) won his first-ever Oscar

Mr. Pitt has won before for his work as a producer, but to date he’s never been recognised for acting at the Academy Awards but 2020 was finally the year. The acclaimed actor, after having spent decades in the industry took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and we couldn't be happier for him.

4 | Margot Robbie wore a pre-loved Chanel dress from the ‘90s

There’s no doubt Margot Robbie has mastered red carpet dressing on this awards season and we were eager to see her look at the Oscars this year. Margot did not disappoint. The actress stunned in a pre-loved black vintage Chanel couture gown featuring a pearl-adorned pendant and cuffed sleeves that dated back to the ‘90s. The unique dress was specially made for a client back then, and almost 30 years later, Margot has embraced a sustainably chic mindset at the most important red carpet of the year. A total winner - bravo Margot!

5 | All of Elsa’s voices around the world came together in one powerful performance

Frozen 2’s nomination for Best Original song with Into The Unknown didn’t come with a golden statue, but it did happen to come with a killer performance. Idina Menzel and nine other Elsa voices from around the world joined stage for a sweeping multilingual Oscars performance that left everyone speechless.

6 | Celebs weren’t the only ones hitting the red carpet with their fabulous gowns…the rain did too

A rare occurrence in sunny Los Angeles, it started to rain just as the red carpet was opening causing a total panic!

7 | Billie Eilish’s moving Beatles tribute left everyone teary-eyed

The 5-time Grammy winner gave everyone goose bumps with a spectacular tribute performance of Beatles' beloved hit, Yesterday during the ‘In Memorian’ segment.

8 | The Oscars went vegan 

Following the ceremony, A-listers were served a ethically-sourced, 70% plant-based menu. In a press release issued by the Academy the organisation highlighted that they wanted to design a more environmentally sustainable menu to help reduce their carbon footprint.

PS. It is rumoured that Joaquin Phoenix is the driving force behind this meat-free shift.

9 | South Korean film Parasite made Oscar history 

The South Korean film made history being the first non-English movie to ever win the Best Picture award. The celebrated film also took home three other awards, including one for Best Director

10 | Keanu Reeves brought his mum to the Oscars

Keanu Reeves used the occasion to bond with his chic costume designer mum Patricia Taylor. The Matrix star surprised everyone by walking in with his super-chic mum on his arm - so cute! 


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