In 2007, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress for her turn in the film. "You've captured my heart, thank you so much". Malek's was a moving speech, but even fans of the actor had to take umbrage with the film for which he won. "I never thought this would happen in my life".
The support comes as Aparicio faced racist attacks online after she appeared on the cover of Vogue México previous year. The 44-year-old star, who is nominated for an Oscar for her role in American drama Roma , chose a strapless number with a sheer bodice and a full ruffled skirt.
Lee then went on to thank his grandmother for using her Social Security money to put him through film school. "She called me Spikey Poo", he recalled. The screenplay is based on Stallworth's memoir, Black Klansman , and the film is nominated for six Oscars in all, including Best Picture and Best Director.
In between, Kevin Hart was chosen to host the awards, before the resurfacing of homophobic social-media posts prompted the comic to withdraw. "Saturday Night Live" alums Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler introduced Sunday's telecast, following Queen and Adam Lambert's opening performance of "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", highlighting the Oscar-nominated hit " Bohemian Rhapsody ".
The star-studded audience at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood took to their feet to sing along with Lambert as rock superstar Brian May shredded on the guitar. The last time the Oscars went without a host , in 1989, the opening of the show was widely regarded as an interminable disaster, punctuated by an unsettling duet between Rob Lowe and Snow White .
Stay tuned for minute-by-minute updates on the most interesting interviews, as well as intel from inside the awards ceremony, courtesy of our man on the ground Nick Allen, who will also be reporting from several of tonight's most glamorous after parties.