The 91st Academy Awards have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce over what occurred throughout the ceremony. For example, it’s time to discuss all the behind-the-scenes 2019 Oscars moments you missed.
As always, there were many celebrity-involved meetings and moments that happened backstage, in the audience and even before and after the show that viewers may have not seen when they were busy live-tweeting all the action. Thanks to a whole bevy of social media photos and videos, memorable GIFs, other quickly captured moments from event photographers and beyond, there were many instances of truly great behind-the-scenes moments that zipped right by you. Plus, they’re moments that involve darlings of the night, like Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lopez, so you’ll definitely want to check out these moments.
1. Lady Gaga fixed Rami Malek’s tie
— People (@people) February 25, 2019
This turned out to be one of the cuter moments from the award show.
2. Emma Stone & Allison Janney had a moment
The two previous Oscar winners shared an animated moment on the Oscars red carpet before they made their way into the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. We’d give anything to know what Stone is reacting to, TBH.
3. Chris Evans helped Regina King onstage
Chris Evans stole this year’s Oscars multiple times, but him assisting Regina King onstage after her best supporting actress win was his best and most chivalrous moment.
4. Rami Malek fell off the stage
According to Entertainment Weekly, Malek fell off the stage after he won best actor. He reportedly hit the ground hard and was treated by paramedics immediately following the unfortunate incident. It’s unclear if Malek sustained any injuries, but we hope he’s fine and celebrating his well-deserved win.
5. Mindy Kaling & B. J. Novak went as each other’s dates
The Office costars and former romantic partners, who are also really good friends, had quite the epic time at the Oscars. Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard fans will be pleased. This also isn’t the first time they’ve gone to the Oscars together.
6. Amy Adams & her hubby were thrilled to be there
Nominee Amy Adams was caught in the crowd at the Oscars looking super-pumped to see a fellow celebrity, and her husband, Darren Le Gallo, even enthusiastically waved to say hey. How cute are they?
7. This Black Panther celebration
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3️⃣ #Oscars for #BlackPanther: Best Costume Design, Production Design and Score. @TheRealRuthECarter and #HannahBeachler are the first black women ever to win their respective categories, and these are @MarvelStudios’ first Oscar statues. I’m so grateful to have been part of this journey and can’t wait to see what’s next. #WakandaForever 🙅🏿♀️
The Marvel film may not have won best picture, but that didn’t stop the cast from celebrating Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler for their much-deserved and historic wins.
8. James McAvoy scored celebrity autographs
Yep, James McAvoy totally got celebrities to autograph his shirt, including Michael B. Jordan and Frances McDormand. Best. Oscar. Gift. Ever. Also, according to Variety, he plans to auction off the shirt for charity.
9. Julia Roberts is “actually friends” with Paul Rudd
These two celebrities, who also haven’t aged at all, are legit friends. Thanks, Julia, for this awesome selfie.
10. J.Lo & A-Rod’s cuteness was on display
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez just can’t help but stun anywhere they go.
11. Charlize Theron shared a moment with another Oscar winner
Theron had a moment with King, who scooped up the best actress statue on Sunday, and it looked like these two got along famously.
12. The Crazy Rich Asians cast documented their big night
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu snapped a photo of Awkwafina and another attendee while her costar, Constance Wu, looked on lovingly.
13. Lady Gaga was super-emotional
— People (@people) February 25, 2019
After Lady Gaga took home her first Oscar for best original song (for “Shallow” from A Star Is Born), she understandably cried many tears of joy backstage.
14. Helen Mirren & Jason Momoa had the best time together
Helen Mirren may have posted some very, very good snaps on her Instagram with Sarah Paulson and Gary Oldman, but her photos with her fellow presenter Jason Momoa backstage were next-level delightful.
15. Future costars Jennifer Hudson & Idris Elba hung out
Hudson and Elba are about to work together on the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Cats, but their meeting at an Oscars after-party and Hudson’s excited caption of their photo together is the real charmer here.
16. Charlize Theron shared a preview of her Oscars date
Before she presented at the Oscars, past Oscar winner Charlize Theron shared a photo of her adorable Oscars date, her mom Gerda Maritz, on the way to the show looking gorgeous.
17. Best actress winner Olivia Colman got a sweet backstage congrats
After winning the best actress awards for her performance in The Favourite, Olivia Colman got a torch-passing cheek kiss from 2018 best actress winner Frances McDormand.
18. Barbra Streisand met her biggest fan
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) February 25, 2019
Richard E. Grant, a best supporting actor nominee and lifelong fan of Barbra Streisand, finally got to meet his idol backstage at the Oscars on Sunday night, and you can bet your bottom dollar he documented it with a series of photos for all the world to see.
And there you have it. This year’s Oscars was an unforgettable one and, in our opinion, these amazing behind-the-scenes moments only make the memories of this show even better.