Whereas Oscars chatter continued into the night time following the award present final month, as social media digested and commented on the slap that derailed your complete occasion, different viewers opted as an alternative to deal with some extra optimistic elements of the printed. The chaotic night time ended on a excessive notice when Woman Gaga wheeled out Liza Minnelli and the 2 offered the award for greatest image. Many were impressed by Gaga’s grace when it got here to serving to out Minnelli, however the second reportedly virtually didn’t occur.
In response to Minnelli’s previous good friend, Michael Feinstein, who was backstage along with her in the course of the present, Minnelli was “sabotaged” by the stage supervisor. Feinstein defined what occurred simply moments earlier than Gaga and Minnelli had been set to take the stage on a latest episode of SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle Show. The artist and longtime collaborator of Minnelli’s defined that the unique plan was for Minnelli to take a seat on the stage in a director’s chair. “She’s been having again bother,” he mentioned, explaining that the actress didn’t need folks to see her limping. “She mentioned, ‘, I wish to look good. I don’t need folks to fret about me.’”
Proper earlier than the looks, nevertheless, the stage supervisor reportedly advised Minnelli she wanted to be in a wheelchair. In response to Feinstein, Minnelli pleaded, saying, “‘No, I can’t be seen in a wheelchair in entrance of everyone. I can’t do that. I refuse to do that.’” Properly, the stage supervisor mentioned it was all or nothing so Minnelli gave in.
“She was so shaken that she was discombobulated, she was nervous and it made her appear to be she was out of it,” Feinstein mentioned. “Are you able to think about being all of the sudden pressured to be seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals the way in which you don’t wish to be seen? That’s what occurred to her.” In response to Feinstein, Minnelli was “disillusioned” in the entire incident, however insisted the singer is “doing nicely” regardless of seeming shaky on stage. “It’s a disgrace it turned out that approach,” he mentioned.