The most memorable awards season moments frequently occur away from the red carpet. Case in point: Brad Pitt intently watching Jennifer Aniston’s acceptance speech from a screen backstage at the SAG Awards 2020. Thanks to social media (a photo of Aniston’s audience-of-one went viral on Twitter).
And what about on the entertainment industry’s biggest night of the year? From Rebel Wilson posing with Pitt to Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix tucking into post-ceremony burgers on a stoop (Phoenix’s Best Actor statuette in tow), Instagram brought us evidence of celebrities acting just like the rest of us would have at this year’s Oscars. Don’t believe us? Take a look at seven of the best celebrity Instagram snaps from the night.
Photographer Greg Williams captured Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara celebrating Phoenix’s Best Actor win by tucking into (vegan) Monty’s Good burgers. Rooney swapped her heels for Converse once the formalities were over.
Cynthia Erivo and her mum co-ordinated on the night in all-white outfits. A proud Erivo captioned her Instagram photo: “Me and my mummy at the Oscars, matching.”
Rebel Wilson appeared to have an agenda on Oscar night: getting as many snaps with Brad Pitt as possible. Sharing three photos with the Oscar-winner, Wilson captioned her efforts: “Told ya”.
Dressing gown. Room service. And an Oscar. What else could Charlize Theron and make-up artist Kazuhiro Tsuji (he won the statuette for his efforts on Theron’s movie Bombshell) possibly need?
Zach Braff left a thoughtful (and important) reminder for girlfriend Florence Pugh ahead of her big night: “Take your tickets.”
Just like prom night, Margot Robbie took care to get a proper (Polaroid) photo of her and her husband Tom Ackerley ahead of the Academy Awards.
Salma Hayek fed Penélope Cruz and it was everything. “OMG we were so hungry,” Hayek wrote on Instagram. Every girl needs a wingwoman like this.