This photo was taken at the very beginning of the ceremony and is in fact about… Jessica Chastain.
The slap Will Smith gave Chris Rock when he made fun of his wife because of her hair loss will go down in history as one of the most surreal moments at the Oscars. A slap that shocked the public, both the viewers and the stars present in the room. Yet, most of “reactions” posted yesterday on social networks have nothing to do with this “slap”. vulnerability tells as well as the photo of Nicole Kidman, who seems overly shocked by the slap, was actually taken before the start of the official ceremony, when organizers handed out eight Oscars. It was shared on press photo sites at 7:34 a.m. Los Angeles time, as the ceremony officially kicked off at 8 a.m. with beyonce show.
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So what was Nicole Kidman reacting to? Upon arrival in his girlfriend’s room Jessica Chastainbefore she won the Best Actress statuette for In the eyes of Tammy Faye. The American site contacted the photographer who took this shot, Myung Chun from Los Angeles Timeswho detailed to them: “Yes, it’s an image of Nicole Kidman taken during the pre-show not aired on television. It appears that she was just very happy to see Jessica Chastain walk into the room. She then raised her hands to greet her .” A little later, the two actresses were able to discuss twice during the evening, as shown by these two images also shared on social networks.
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vulnerability recalls that if the organizers of the Oscars had not decided to hand out eight off-camera awardsthis confusion would never have happened, since the image of Kidman would have been broadcast live on television…
Other shots that made the rounds of the web yesterday do not correspond to reactions to the snap either. Photos of the shocked front row (including Ben Affleck and Matt Damon) date from 2017, when audiences realized the Best Picture Oscar had mistakenly been awarded to La La Landwhile it was intended for Moonlight.
5 years since ‘la la land’ was mistakenly announced as the oscars best picture winner pic.twitter.com/aGKMKpwyDF
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