Remember at the 2014 Academy Awards when host Ellen DeGeneres took the now-iconic “Oscars selfie” with several movie stars? Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, and more celebrities all gathered around DeGeneres during the live broadcast to take the pic, and it soon went viral. Remember, this was before Kim Kardashian popularized the selfie, so this blurry pic was quite novel. Now, selfies are everywhere.
But Oscar selfies aren’t. That’s why what Charlize Theron just posted to her Instagram is so cool. On Tuesday, February 11 (two days after the 2020 Oscars), the Bombshell actor uploaded a new Oscars selfie, seemingly taken during the broadcast. It features herself alongside big names like Tom Hanks, Regina King, Salma Hayek, and Rami Malek, and it’s nothing short of legendary. Check it out for yourself, below. I believe we officially have a new Oscars selfie, my friends.
The 2020 Oscars wasn’t exactly the most eventful (or watched) broadcast in the show’s history. That being said, the South Korean film Parasite did have a historic night, taking home Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, Best Director (Bong Joon-ho), and Best Original Screenplay. It’s too bad Bong didn’t jump into this selfie!
“Thank you. After winning Best International Feature, I thought I was done for the day and was ready to relax,” Bong said during his Best Director acceptance speech. “Thank you so much. When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is that ‘The most personal is the most creative.’ That quote is from our great Martin Scorsese. When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese’s films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor. I never thought I would win.”
Read our full recap of the 2020 Oscars here.