Lady Gaga said before the performance, 'It’s deeply personal for me.' 'We need a lot of love to walk through this life...'
It is quite a rare sight to behold when celebrities run to help others while being fully decked up to walk down the red carpet at any award function. Lady Gaga is different in that sense. As she was walking on Oscar's red carpet on Sunday night, numerous photographers circled around her to get the best picture. While walking ahead, one of the photographers fell unexpectedly. To everyone's surprise, she turned back and ran toward him to check if he was doing okay, reported Yahoo News.
People on Twitter loved the fact that Lady Gaga went ahead and helped the photographer. @allurequinn commented, "lady gaga the only person who went back to help someone who fell on the red carpet…. this woman is so kind and humble #Oscars." @zourkandy commented, "She is such a Kind person really! She’s the only celebrity who ran back to help another person in need and the rest of the press were not even concerned about it! Such a kind woman!" @kdms commented, "@ladygaga
is an absolute treasure Such a class act besides being enormously talented with one of the best voices EVER!!!" @ivan_jinghang commented, "queen…she’s so kind and helpful person."
After originally not set to perform, the singer left a big impression with her performance of "Hold My Hand," which she wrote with BloodPop for the movie, "Top Gun: Maverick." She walked the red carpet looking stunning in black makeup, bold red lipstick and a black corset Versace gown. However, for her performance, she went for a natural look with a black T-shirt and ripped jeans. Lady Gaga said before the performance, “It’s deeply personal for me.” “We need a lot of love to walk through this life, and we all need a hero sometimes. There are heroes all around us in unassuming places, but you might find that you can be your own hero, even if you feel broken inside,” according to The New York Times. Though there were rumors that she won't be performing at the Oscars as the filming schedule for "The Joker" sequel will keep her from performing. Nonetheless, she performed with grace at the show.
queen…she’s so kind and helpful person ❤️— Ivan Tai 戴靖航 (@ivan_jinghang) March 13, 2023
Now, talking about the show's red carpet, this year is the first time since 1961 that Oscar's red carpet was changed to a champagne carpet. The Academy Awards hired the creative team, which is also behind the annual Met Gala, led by Lisa Love and Gala's creative director Raul Avila. In an interview with Associated Press, Love said, “We chose this beautiful sienna, the saffron color that evokes the sunset because this is the sunset before the golden hour.”
However, reportedly, the change has caused problems for the organizers. With global news crews broadcasting and publicists surveying the area before celebrities arrived, the carpet is already getting muddied. Variety reported that the dirtied patches had to be recut and replaced behind the scenes.
Moreover, the change is celebrated by some nominees. Oscar nominee Angela Bassett is enjoying the change. “The carpet is different… I don’t mind it,” Bassett said. “It goes with what I’m wearing in a nice way.”
Some other major changes at the Oscars this year were an updated dress code for staffers, press and publicists. The rules stated, "there are design elements in place meant to highlight our nominees and guests." So everyone "not on camera" was asked to wear either black or dark blue, as reported by Variety.