The Warm Oscars Moment Between Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli Moves People Across the World

The Warm Oscars Moment Between Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli Moves People Across the World

Gaga told the legendary actor, "You see that? The public, they love you."

The 2022 Academy Awards was an event with a lot of controversies with people all over the world talking about the feud between Will Smith and Chris Rock. This controversial moment overshadowed a lot of warm and cheerful moments that happened during Hollywood's biggest night.

The exchange between Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli during the announcement of the most awaited "Best Picture" award was one such moment that has moved people across the world. Minnelli was also celebrating the 50th anniversary of her film Cabaret which won her the Oscar for best actress.



Liza Minnelli joined Lady Gaga on the stage to announce the nominees as a surprise presenter, reports USA TODAY. Minnelli sat in a wheelchair as Gaga stood alongside her and introduced her, and the crowd erupted in applause while giving her a standing ovation.

Gaga told the legendary actor, "You see that? The public, they love you." Minnelli then appeared to struggle with the sheets of paper she was holding and she muttered, "I don't understand." Gaga came to her help and said, "I got it," and took the House of Gucci star by hand.



She then proceeded to say, "Good evening. You know how I love working with legends. And I'm honored to present the final award of the evening with a true, show business legend." As Minnelli began to introduce the nominees for the Best Picture category, she started fumbling with words in between.

Gaga again came to her rescue and helped her along with the whole presentation. In the end, she again told Minnelli, "I got you" to which the actress replied, "I know."




People on Twitter are praising this sweet moment between the two music icons. A user Jamie Tunkel commented, "Lady Gaga telling Liza Minnelli "I got you" on stage at the Academy Awards in industry and society that so rarely takes care of its older women. My heart needed that. One day I hope someone will be there to say "I got you" too."

Another user Kevin Jacobsen said that this moment makes Gaga a good choice for hosting the Oscars next year. He wrote, "I honestly think Lady Gaga should host the Oscars next year. It's clear from her interactions with Liza Minnelli (and others over the years) that she has great respect for legacy, which is what the Oscars need more of, and she obviously knows how to work for a crowd. Lock her in now!"



This moment offered a contrast from the time when Smith went up on the stage and slapped Rock after he made an insensitive joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair. A Twitter user, Yishai Maynard wrote, "On a different night, Lady Gaga whispering “I got you” and Liza Minelli saying “I know” would be the story that stuck with people." 






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