The 90th Academy Awards proved to be one to remember with several notable moments ranging from the multiple acknowledgements of progressive movements like #MeToo and Time's Up to the well-deserved wins from the likes of Jordan Peele and Guillermo del Toro.
While each of these instances proved to be highlights of the night, arguably one of the most outstanding among them is Tiffany Haddish's seize-the-moment attitude that made for an infectiously enjoyable watch throughout.
While the Girls Trip star has made "she ready" her signature catchphrase, she, actually, is now more synonymous with the sentiment of living in the moment as her various moments from last night's program showed that nothing is more fitting of the star.
See what we mean, below:
Nothing can keep Tiffany away from meeting someone she adores — not even a velvet rope or the possibly intimidating stature of Hollywood treasure Meryl Streep. The comedian, after noticing the decorated actress quickly making her way across the carpet, ditched her interview, hiked up her dress and jumped over the velvet rope to go personally shake Streep's hand. What's even more heartwarming is the Post actress' reaction to meeting the rising star.
The beautiful actress definitely looked the part while walking the red carpet. However, the inspiration behind her look intensified her beauty even more. Haddish, born to an African-American mother and Eritrean father, explained on the carpet that her gown was a tribute to her father's heritage. "My father is from Eritrea. He passed away last year," she said. "He said one day I will end up here, and if I ever end up at the Oscars, to honor my people. So, I am honoring my fellow Eritreans." The dress is traditional of the Eritrean people.
Just 'cause a girl's got a bit more coins doesn't mean she's lost all sense of sensible bargaining. After walking the carpet in her beautiful African-inspired gown, Haddish changed into her white Alexander McQueen dress, which she donned at both the Girls Trip premiere and, more recently, her hosting gig at Saturday Night Live. During her opening monologue on SNL, she mentioned that she planned on getting her maximum wears out of the expensive piece, and, quite frankly, she wasn't lying.
Tiffany Haddish is just having the best month. Days before the comedian stole the show at the Oscars, Beyoncé mentioned her name in her collaborative cut with Jay-Z, Future and DJ Khaled, "Top Off." In it, she briefly addressed how Haddish spilled the beans on Bey checking another woman for stepping to her man at a private party. While it was all in good fun, Haddish explained on the Oscars red carpet that she's still on a high from having Queen Bey even mention her name on a song. She added, though, that she will gladly sign an NDA anytime Bey wants to hang again.
What's better than one hilarious Black female comedian? Two! Tiffany Haddish was joined by fellow funny lady Maya Rudolph to present an award during Sunday night's telecast, and it goes without saying that they brought the laughs. From jokes about untrustworthy white people with clipboards to being Black women in comedy, this was hilarity gold at its finest.
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