Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish’s Oscars 2020 ‘In Memoriam’ Performance Was Astonishing

Billie Eilish gave a show-stopping, heartbreaking performance of the Beatles song “Yesterday” during the “In Memoriam” segment at the Oscars 2020.

Eilish, who continues to be, improbably, a teenager, gave a rendition of the classic 1965 song that showed off her smoky voice and emotional range as a performer.

Just two weeks after sweeping the Grammys—she was the second person to ever win the “Big Four” categories and the youngest-ever winner of Album of the Year and Record of the Year—the 18-year-old loaned her surreal talent to a segment of the awards show that’s painfully anticipated every year. The Oscars 2020 “In Memoriam” segment was particularly poignant in light of the recent deaths of Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas. The performance also highlighted the careers of director Agnes Varda and actress and singer Doris Day.

Eilish—who has to be the first teen girl pop star to have the Google autocomplete “…cries black tears?”—performed with her brother and collaborator, Finneas O’Connell, who accompanied her on piano. Earlier that day, she shared that the song has a special significance for her. “Honored to be performing during the In memoriam segment for the Oscars tonight covering a song I’ve always loved,” she wrote in an Instagram Story on Sunday, just hours before the awards show.

Eilish drew eyes (sans black tears) throughout the awards show, when—true to her Gen-Z status—she made instantly meme-able facial expressions during both Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudoph’s comedy musical number, and during Eminem’s performance of “Lose Yourself.” (Haters, please remember we’re talking about someone who is not yet of legal drinking age here.) But her “Yesterday” performance proved what her fans already know—whether you love her or feel strangely reminded of your mortality by her—she’s talented, and she’s here to stay.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture rants on Twitter.

Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish’s Performance of ‘Yesterday’ Was Astonishing

Billie Eilish gave a show-stopping, heartbreaking performance of the Beatles song “Yesterday” during the “In Memoriam” segment at the Oscars 2020.

Eilish, who continues to be, improbably, a teenager, gave a rendition of the classic 1965 song that showed off her smoky voice and emotional range as a performer.

Just two weeks after sweeping the Grammys—she was the second person to ever win the “Big Four” categories and the youngest-ever winner of Album of the Year and Record of the Year—the 18-year-old loaned her surreal talent to a segment of the awards show that’s painfully anticipated every year. The Oscars 2020 “In Memoriam” segment was particularly poignant in light of the recent deaths of Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas. The performance also highlighted the careers of director Agnes Varda and actress and singer Doris Day.

Eilish—who has to be the first teen girl pop star to have the Google autocomplete “…cries black tears?”—performed with her brother and collaborator, Finneas O’Connell, who accompanied her on piano. Earlier that day, she shared that the song has a special significance for her. “Honored to be performing during the In memoriam segment for the Oscars tonight covering a song I’ve always loved,” she wrote in an Instagram Story on Sunday, just hours before the awards show.

Eilish drew eyes (sans black tears) throughout the awards show, when—true to her Gen-Z status—she made instantly meme-able facial expressions during both Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudoph’s comedy musical number, and during Eminem’s performance of “Lose Yourself.” (Haters, please remember we’re talking about someone who is not yet of legal drinking age here.) But her “Yesterday” performance proved what her fans already know—whether you love her or feel strangely reminded of your mortality by her—she’s talented, and she’s here to stay.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture rants on Twitter.

Why Did Eminem Perform at the Oscars 2020?

There haven’t been many surprises when it comes to the statues being handed out at the Oscars 2020. But the audience, and viewers at home, got a big one when Eminem appeared on stage after a montage of great musical moments to perform his hit “Lose Yourself.”

For those who don’t know, “Lose Yourself” from the movie Eight Mile won Best Original Song at the 2003 Academy Awards—the first rap song ever to do so. Now, if you’re asking yourself, “Why did Eminem suddenly appear to perform this song in 2020?” you’re in excellent company.

Eminem himself gave us a clue as to why he was at the Oscars tonight on Twitter writing, “Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here.” (He wasn’t present in 2003.)

Check out the performance:

The celebs in the room also looked surprised to see Eminem—the crowd was filled with bewildered action shots (peep the looks caught on camera from Billie Eilish and Idina Menzel).

Martin Scorsese didn’t seem thrilled. Maybe that’s because “Lose Yourself” beat out U2’s “The Hands That Built America” from his movie, Gangs of New York, in 2003.

Kelly Marie Tran was loving it—and knew all the words.

Basically, it was a real mixed bag of confusion and excitement.

And, in the end, Eminem got a standing ovation from the crowd.

Everyone on Twitter had some fun with it, too. “Yes, the Eminem choice was odd, but I’d love a show where pop stars perform their biggest hits and we get to see which celebrities in the audience are into which song. Does Benedict Cumberbatch like Shake It Off? Let’s find out! #Oscars,” one person tweeted.

Just one question remains: Where was Mekhi Phifer?

Oscars 2020: The Cutest Couples on the Red Carpet

The Oscars 2020 ceremony aired on Sunday, February 9, and it was a glamorous night—a night that started on the red carpet with some stunning fashion from all your favorite celebrities. While there weren’t many noticeable style trends (it all ran the gamut), there was a trend of stars hitting the carpet with their significant others. There were so many couples on the carpet this evening—more than usual, it felt like. Colin Jost walked the carpet with fiancée Scarlett Johansson, who was nominated tonight for both Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, who were both nominated tonight and are married, walked. And we also had Rooney Mara attend with her beau Joaquin Phoenix, who’s had a banner awards season for his performance in Joker.

And there were more cute couples where these came from. Check out below, just a few of the twosomes who attended the Oscars 2020 ceremony together.

Oscars 2020: Laura Dern’s Mom Tears Up As Her Daughter Wins Her First Academy Award

Accepting her first ever Academy Award at Oscars 2020, an emotional—and exceptionally radiant—Laura Dern thanked her date: her mom.

Holding the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story (she has been nominated previously for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress), Dern, 53, beamed. “Some say never meet your heroes,” she told the crowd. “I say if you’re really blessed, you get them as your parents. I share this with my acting hero my legends, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. You got game. I love you.” Even in a genre known for moving tributes to moms, the exchange between mother and daughter was surprisingly heart-slicing.

Ladd, 84, watched her daughter with tears brimming in her eyes. For the family, Dern’s win is the culmination of a long and public Oscar’s journey. Ladd is a three-time Oscar nominee. Bruce Dern, 83, has two nominations. They first attended the Oscars in 1975 with Laura, then eight years old, in 1975, when Ladd was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More. In 1991, Ladd and Dern became the first mother and daughter pair to receive Academy Award nominations for the same movie, when both women were nominated for their roles in Rambling Rose.

And in 2015, when Dern was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie Wild, Ladd launched a campaign supporting her daughter on the awards circuit, calling her performance “light-filled” and “magically effervescent.” (This is why we love supportive moms.)

Dern took Oscars 2020 as an opportunity to honor Ladd even before her win. The two walked the red carpet together and served as each other’s dates. Ladd’s face, during her daughter’s win, projected unadulterated joy and pride.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Diane Ladd and Laura Dern attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)Amy Sussman

Strong women supporting strong women. We hope Armani doesn’t mind if a few of the tassels on Laura’s dress become tissues.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour.

DeAndre Arnold Wore His Locs to the Oscars After Being Banned From Graduation

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Cherry gave Arnold a shout-out from the Oscars stage. “There’s a very important issue that’s out there—the Crown Act—and if we can help to get this passed in all 50 states, it’ll help so many stories like DeAndre Arnold’s stop happening,” he said.

For those not familiar, the Crown Act is a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on the way they wear their hair. It has currently passed in New York City, California, and New Jersey.

“I can tell you that courts have bent themselves into pretzels to avoid calling hair discrimination out for what it is,” Carmelyn P. Malalis, chair and commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, told Glamour last year, noting that it’s a form of racial discrimination, plain and simple. “They have wanted to say that these types of [grooming] policies are neutral policies, when in fact we know they disproportionally affect black people because they’re imposing these Eurocentric standards of beauty.”

It’s shocking that in 2020 both students and professionals in the workplace can have something as personal as their hair policed, but it’s a reality that’s finally being challenged, thanks to legislators who truly understand why these policies are so harmful. “It’s personal for me from many perspectives,” California state senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), who wore braids with decorative beads when she was in high school, told Glamour last year. Mitchell was instrumental in working with Unilever (the parent company of Dove) to write the Crown Act. “Fast-forward several years, to having my son in high school. He wore twists to school on the first day of his junior year, then came home that evening and made the decision to take them out, because he wasn’t comfortable with bullies,” she said, adding, “I graduated from high school in 1982 in Riverside [California], which wasn’t a bastion of progressive politics. At no point was my wearing braids to school every day an issue. I thought, How did we go backward?”

Hopefully Hair Love’s win tonight and Arnold’s story will help make passing the Crown Act even easier for lawmakers in other states. It’s about time.

Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish Was Not Impressed By Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig’s Musical Montage

Billie Eilish is set to perform in the In Memoriam segment at the 2020 Oscars, but first she had to sit through a bunch of non-Gen Z performances, like Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig’s impromptu ’80s and ’90s musical montage. When the camera panned to Eilish’s face mid-medley, we got our first contender for the Oscars 2020 meme crown.

Perhaps she thought “U Got The Look” was a poor representation of Prince’s collective works. Maybe she just wasn’t impressed. Or, to be fair, there’s a chance she wasn’t thinking about the SNL alums’ musical medley at all. Maybe she felt the red carpet was uninspired. Or she ate rest-stop sushi on her way to the Oscars. Her face could’ve been saying all of this. And more:

And then Eminem took the stage, and Eilish wasn’t the only one making a, “Wait, did I leave my curling iron on?” face? Cue Idina Menzel, who looked equally as confused:

(Let’s face it, we were ALL wondering why he was there.)

Stay tuned for updates as Billie Eilish continues to be mystified by anyone on the Oscars stage over the age of 22.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020: All the Celebrity Looks You Need to See

Keep checking back here for all the details on the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020.

There are two events in pop-culture that have maintained a steady A-list roster throughout the years: the Met Gala and Vanity Fair‘s Oscar party. The latter event happened Sunday night, February 9, following the 2020 Academy Awards, and, unsurprisingly, it was star-studded. Even more unsurprising: the fashion was top-notch.

And varied! While the Oscars is a very buttoned-up event, the VF after-party is a bit more laid-back. Still glitzy and elegant, of course, but celebs can take a bit more risk with their style. No color, cut, or length is off-limits, and that makes for a very exciting red carpet.

If you weren’t keeping up with the party in real-time, though, no worries: Here’s a roundup of all the looks you need to see. Check out, below, all the best-dressed celebs from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020:

Oscars 2020: Watch 10 Elsas Sing ‘Frozen’

That infamous Adele Dazeem moment? Ancient history. Idina Menzel got redemption at the 2020 Oscars 2020 in the purest form possible: singing and sisterhood. She gave a flawless rendition of “Into the Unknown,” the Frozen 2 tune vying for Best Original Song, joined by nine bonus Elsas—all women who voice the ice queen in international versions of the popular franchise.

Menzel, who also starred in the snubbed-by-the-Oscars-but-still-fabulous Uncut Gems this year, delivered conflicted ice queen realness along with actors who voice Elsa in Denmark, Germany, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Thailand, as well as the actors who voice Elsa in Latin American countries. The 11th singer on the Oscars 2020 stage was Aurora, the 23-year-old Norwegian phenomenon who sings the shivery “mysterious voice” role in the movie.

Surrounded by floating ice crystals and mist, Menzel appeared in a sparkling white off-the-shoulder J. Mendel gown, dripping with diamonds, flaunting her trademark steak-cutter cheekbones. She was joined by Elsas who sing, respectively, in Polish, Thai, Castilian, German, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish. The effect was both moving and extremely sparkly.

Frozen 2 didn’t receive a nomination for Best Animated Feature, so “Into the Unknown,” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, is the movie’s one chance for a win. The song doesn’t have the once-in-a-generation princess anthem quality of its predecessor, “Let It Go,” but in some ways it’s more emotionally mature and complex.

“Every day’s a little harder as I feel your power grow,” Queen Elsa sings, addressing her own gnawing sense that she is being called to something greater than her normal life. “Don’t you know there’s part of me that longs to go into the unknown?”

Wait, a powerful female ruler debates leaving a comfortable castle behind to follow a deep personal calling into the unknown. Meghan Markle, is that you?

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.

Oscars 2020: Watch 10 Elsas Perform a Song From ‘Frozen 2’

That infamous Adele Dazeem moment? Ancient history. Idina Menzel got redemption at the 2020 Oscars 2020 in the purest form possible: singing and sisterhood. She gave a flawless rendition of “Into the Unknown,” the Frozen 2 tune vying for Best Original Song, joined by nine bonus Elsas—all women who voice the ice queen in international versions of the popular franchise.

Menzel, who also starred in the snubbed-by-the-Oscars-but-still-fabulous Uncut Gems this year, delivered conflicted-ice-queen realness along with actors who voice Elsa in Denmark, Germany, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Thailand, as well as the actors who voice Elsa in Latin American countries. The 11th singer on the Oscars 2020 stage was Aurora, the 23-year-old Norwegian phenomenon who sings the shivery “mysterious voice” role in the movie.

Surrounded by floating ice crystals and mist, Menzel appeared in a sparkling white off-the-shoulder J. Mendel gown, dripping with diamonds, flaunting her trademark steak-cutter cheekbones. She was joined by Elsas who sing, respectively, in Polish, Thai, Castilian, German, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish. The effect was both moving and extremely sparkly.

Frozen 2 didn’t receive a nomination for Best Animated Feature, so “Into the Unknown,” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, is the movie’s one chance for a win. The song doesn’t have the once-in-a-generation princess anthem quality of its predecessor, “Let It Go,” but in some ways it’s more emotionally mature and complex.

“Every day’s a little harder as I feel your power grow,” Queen Elsa sings, addressing her own gnawing sense that she is being called to something greater than her normal life. “Don’t you know there’s part of me that longs to go into the unknown?”

Wait, a powerful female ruler debates leaving a comfortable castle behind to follow a deep personal calling into the unknown. Meghan Markle, is that you?

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.