Oh, my heart. ?
The 94th annual Academy Awards were… a doozy let’s just say. While the ugliness of the incident (you know the one we’re talking about) and the audience’s reaction to it (which has been repeatedly described as “sickening” and “gross“), cast a shadow over the ceremony, it was the compassionate acts of some very talented and hardworking women that still found a way to shine through.
The 2022 Oscars, hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes, feature two bright acts of kindness that really stood out, starting with Lady Gaga and Liza Minelli.
Minelli, 76, sat in her wheelchair as Gaga introduced her to the audience.
“I am honored to present the final award of the evening with a true show business legend. She’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cabaret… Oscar award-winning actress Liza Minelli,” Gaga said.
The audience cheered wildly and applauded the icon who has had an incredible career and an extremely devoted fanbase.
Minelli has suffered from health problems over the years, so fans were happy to see her on stage.
After all, “What good is sitting alone in your room…?” the Cabaret star once sang.
While the majority of those in attendance at these kinds of awards shows are trained in how to read off teleprompters, laugh, and applaud on cue, Minnelli had a little trouble when it came to running her lines.
That’s when Gaga swooped in to respectfully assist Minelli leaning over to whisper “I got you,” to which Minelli responded, “I know.”
Upworthy applauded Gaga’s compassionate way of handling the situation:
- “Lady Gaga’s genuine love for the elders in the showbiz community shows in the care she shows them. Far from being patronizing or infantilizing, Gaga beautifully balances being helpful with respecting and honoring their dignity.”
Jessica Chastain also spread some love with her heartwarming speech for her win of “Best Actress” for her role as evangelist Tammy Faye Messner, formerly Tammy Faye Baker, in the film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which was produced through her production company Freckle Films.
The movie tells the tale of Faye’s “rise, fall, and redemption” as one of the first evangelical Christians to support and show acceptance of the LGBTQ community and those with AIDS and tell them that they are loved just the way are.