#Oscars 2018:

The Best Red Carpet Moments

By Kyzia Maramara

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The red carpet walk is one of the most awaited parts during any Academy Award. It’s where you see your favorite stars flaunt their gowns, strike a pose, and interact with each other. This year is no exception as the anticipation for these actors, actresses, directors, producers, writers, and everybody else in between are at an all-time high, the world is waiting on what kind of stand they’ll make and if they’ll stand by their beliefs. But setting aside the many issues revolving around Hollywood and the entertainment industry, let’s take a look at the highlights from this year’s red carpet moments.

Tiffany Haddish stepped over a velvet rope to meet Meryl Streep

In a moment of courage and brilliance Tiffany Haddish, wearing a traditional Eritrean gown in honor of her late father, stepped over a velvet rope just to greet Meryl Streep. Honestly, wouldn’t you be doing the same if you were there? Tiffany declared in a previous interview that meeting Meryl Streep and asking her to “be my mama” was on her bucket list. Well then, congratulations! Mission accomplished!


Rita Moreno proves she is as timeless as her style

Rita Moreno, EGOT winner, and 90th Academy Awards Presenter, showed up in a gown she first wore at the Oscars in 1962. She previously wore the gold-and-black gown when she won as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story. We’re really just marveling at how she kept it looking elegant all these years and how she could still fit in it! But that just proves how great of a woman she is.


The best-dressed women of the night

Gal Gadot, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Zendaya, Greta Gerwig, and really if we continue we might be naming every woman who graced the Oscars. All these women were stunning in their own way in their own delicate gowns.

Special mention to Andra Day and her charming confidence striking a pose lying down on the carpet!


The best-dressed men of the night

If the women were gorgeous, then the men were equally dashing. Showing up in their best tuxedos and giving fans and photographers a great time were Chadwick Boseman (Wakanda forever!), Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, Daniel Kaluuya, Jordan Peele, Tom Holland, Winston Duke, Ansel Elgort, and Sam Rockwell, to name a few.

Taraji P. Henson’s gown and the shade (or lack thereof) she’s been throwing

Oscars is a time for Hollywood stars to bring their A game to the red carpet, but this year, one of the stars who outdid themselves would be Taraji P. Henson. Her ultra-high slit French tulle gown designed by Vera Wang caused a collective jaw-drop among the audience and a scramble for the photographers trying to get the perfect shot.

But aside from her bombshell look, she became quite the talk of Twitter when she was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest and said some seemingly shady replies. To be fair, she cleared her intentions immediately.


Timothée Chalamet brought his mom with him!

The Call Me By Your Name actor-slash-Hollywood-sweetheart-slash-everybody’s-boyfriend Timothée Chalamet adorably brought his mom with him at the Oscars. He even held her hand while walking down the carpet!

Timothée in all his white tuxedo goodness is nominated for Best Actor, but unfortunately didn’t win. That’s okay Timmy, you still have our hearts with you!


Helen Mirren and her shot of tequila because why not

We might say Helen Mirren is our spirit animal (also watch her saying no to photographers suggesting a pose). She was photographed taking a shot of tequila nonchalantly at the red carpet. The Oscars is notably a very long ceremony: she clearly needed a boost, and where better to have it than at the red carpet! Helen apparently needed the shot especially to calm her nerves before presenting and modeling for a jet ski.


Dancing with Jennifer Lawrence

There’s never a dull moment with Jennifer Lawrence, and at this year’s Oscars, she’s more energetic than usual, and we’re loving it! She did a mini dance for the photographers at the red carpet and was captured climbing over seats, wine in hand, to get to her seat. Or she probably saw Meryl Streep and just had to take a shortcut to greet her. In any case, JLaw will never get old in our hearts.


What’s your favorite #Oscars red carpet moment? Share it with us!

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