Oscars 2021 updates – Halle Berry fans gush over actress & boyfriend Van Hunt as couple looks so in love at awards

Oscars 2021 updates – Halle Berry fans gush over actress & boyfriend Van Hunt as couple looks so in love at awards

April 26, 2021

HALLE Berry looked smitten with her boyfriend Van Hunt as they hit the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday.

The actress, 54, debuted a choppy bob as she posed in a stunning purple gown with her musician partner, 51, at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Halle – who won an Oscar for Monster's Ball in 2002 – went Instagram official with Seconds Of Pleasure singer Van in September.

Fans went wild for the couple on social media, with one tweeting that they are "so unexpected" as a duo but "so, so perfect" together.

Read our Oscars 2021 live blog for all the latest updates…

  • John Hall

    NOMADLAND BIG WINNER ON NIGHT

    Low-budget Nomadland, which tells the story of a sixty-something woman who travels across America's west in a van, after losing everything in the recession, was the biggest winner on Oscars night.

    It took home best picture, best director and best actress thanks to the stellar work of director Chloé Zhao and leading lady Frances McDormand, who is now the second most successful actress in the awards' history, behind Katharine Hepburn, with four trophies.

    Daniel Kaluuya, born in Camden, London to Ugandan parents, was recognized for his portrayal of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah.

    The 32-year-old won best supporting actor early in the ceremony.

    The Londoner also created one of the most viral moments of the night when he made a sex joke about his parents.

  • John Hall

    BRITS LEAD THE WAY

    British stars Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya, and Emerald Fennell were among the Oscar winners as Hollywood's biggest night took place in Los Angeles.

    Hopkins, 83, was a surprise winner of the 2021 Academy Award for best actor for The Father.

    He plays a man who battles with dementia opposite Olivia Colman in the film directed by Florian Zeller.

    Many had expected the statue to go to the late Chadwick Boseman.

  • John Hall

    BRITS LEAD THE WAY

    British stars Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya, and Emerald Fennell were among the Oscar winners as Hollywood's biggest night took place in Los Angeles.

    Hopkins, 83, was a surprise winner of the 2021 Academy Award for best actor for The Father.

    He plays a man who battles with dementia opposite Olivia Colman in the film directed by Florian Zeller.

    Many had expected the statue to go to the late Chadwick Boseman.

  • John Hall

    Best Actor 

    This year’s leading men included Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Gary Oldman who starred in Mank, Steven Yeun for Minari and Anthony Hopkins for The Father. 

    Late actor Chadwick Boseman was favored to win the category however, months after his tragic death, he was beat out. 

    Anthony, 83, has been nominated SIX times and scored his second trophy tonight – although he was not present at the ceremony. 

    Fans were furious The Black Panther star lost out for his last role before his death as Levee in the film. 

  • John Hall

    Best Actress 

    The stacked category of amazing women included Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Andra Day for The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman.

    Carey Mulligan who starred in Promising Young Woman was a favorite to win, but it was Frances McDormand who nabbed the honor. 

    The FOUR time Oscar winner won for her role in Nomadland. 

    She has been nominated for the prestigious award SIX times – most recently in 2018 when she won for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 

  • John Hall

    BEST PICTURE 

    The night’s biggest honor was between eight incredible films. 

    Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, The Father, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal Nomadland and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

    Nomadland took home yet another trophy, with director Chloé Zhao and star Frances McDormand winning the honor. 

  • Debbie White

    GLENN CLOSE 'DA BUTT' TWERKING HAILED AS BEST OSCARS MOMENT

    Glenn Close stunned Oscars viewers by twerking to 'Da Butt' – sending fans wild on social media.

    She was hailed as 'iconic' and praised for supplying the "best moment of the night" by viewers.

    "Glenn Close doing da butt has to be the best oscar moment in years!" tweeted one impressed fan.

    Makia Martin agreed, adding: "I may have just witnessed one of the greatest moments in Oscars history."

  • Debbie White

    SCALED DOWN OSCARS ATTENDED BY JUST 170

    The 2021 Oscars were dramatically scaled down this year due to the Covid pandemic.

    There was no host and, instead, the Academy relied on a cast of star-studded presenters as nominees popped up around the world at live events.

    The event was moved from its home of 18 years, Dolby Theater, to Union Station and there were just 170 people in attendance – although this didn't stop the stars from bringing the glam on Hollywood's biggest night.

  • Debbie White

    EMERALD FENNELL – BEST SCREENPLAY

    Emerald Fennell, 35, won the first award of the night for best screenplay for Promising Young Woman.

    She fought back tears as she delivered her improvised acceptance speech.

    "He's so heavy and he's so cold," she said, looking at the statuette.

    Fennell had also been nominated for best director but lost out to Chloé Zhao for Nomadland.

    Emerald Fennell took the Oscar for best screenplay
  • Debbie White

    NOMADLAND BIG WINNER ON NIGHT… MOM'S PRICELESS REACTION

    As Daniel Kaluuya thanked God, his team, and his family, he oddly mentioned that he is grateful that his “mom and dad had sex" – resulting in him "being alive" right now.

    The audience appeared confused and there was an awkward silence before the actor resumed his winners speech.

    His mom and sister appeared mortified, burying their hands in their faces.

    His mum gasped 'what is he on about?'
  • Debbie White

    NOMADLAND BIG WINNER ON NIGHT

    Low-budget Nomadland, which tells the story of a sixty-something woman who travels across America's west in a van, after losing everything in the recession, was the biggest winner on Oscars night.

    It took home best picture, best director and best actress thanks to the stellar work of director Chloé Zhao and leading lady Frances McDormand, who is now the second most successful actress in the awards' history, behind Katharine Hepburn, with four trophies.

    Daniel Kaluuya, born in Camden, London to Ugandan parents, was recognized for his portrayal of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah.

    The 32-year-old won best supporting actor early in the ceremony.

    The Londoner also created one of the most viral moments of the night when he made a sex joke about his parents.

    Kaluuya's joke left the audience stunned
  • Debbie White

    OSCARS LIVESTREAM BLOCKED IN CHINA

    A livestream of the Academy Awards in Shanghai hosted by alumni of Oscar-winner Chloe Zhao's alma mater ran into China's Great Firewall, with the organiser saying access to his virtual private network (VPN) service was blocked for nearly two hours.

    Beijing-born Zhao, whose critical 2013 comment on China resurfaced after her nomination, sparking backlash in the country, was named best director for "Nomadland" on Monday, making her the first Asian woman to win the category in the award's 93-year history.

    The Recession-era tale about a community of van dwellers in America also won Oscars for best picture and best actress, for Frances McDormand.

    About 30 people had gathered at a small bar on The Bund, a historic district in central Shanghai, as early as 8 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) to support Zhao and watch the awards live on YouTube.

    But the screening, hosted by New York University alumni, didn't start until 10am, when organiser Kevin Ke finally got his VPN service to work.

    "They cut the VPN," Ke announced to the gathering. He also said his WeChat account was blocked after he wrote a post on Sunday praising Zhao.

  • Debbie White

    OSCARS 2021 WINNERS

  • Debbie White

    HALLE BERRY REVEALS NEW HAIRCUT

    Diane Warren and Odom kicked off the Oscars carpet in two trend colors: white and gold, Warren in a Valentino tuxedo white with a sequin turtleneck and Odom in a glistening gold double-breasted tux gold shirt included.

    "I've never been dressed by a designer before," Warren told E! "How cool is that?" A small Swarovski frog adorned her collar.

    Odom walked the carpet with spouse Nicolette Robinson. They recently welcomed a second child.

    "I am a lucky, lucky man", he said, while Robinson was grateful for no baby spit up.

    Amanda Seyfried chose vibrant red from Armani Prive, her hair in an Old Hollywood side-swept updo. Halle Berry was a loner in mauve, unfurling her light-as-air train on the carpet with her hair in a short crop.

    Halle Berry shows her new haircut at the OscarsCredit: instagram.com/halleberry
  • Debbie White

    FULL-ON GLAM AT AWARDS – WITH BELLY-BARING ALL THE RAGE

    Red carpet glam was back on Sunday at the Oscars, with Andra Day and Carey Mulligan shimmering in award-worthy gold.

    And Maria Bakalova was among several stars in bright white princess gowns during the Covid pandemic era's first big parade of fashion for 2021.

    There was a strong showing of reds as well, along with belly-baring midriffs, the latter including Zendaya in standout yellow by Valentino and more than 183 carats of Bulgari diamonds from ears and neck to her fingers at the Los Angeles ceremony.

    "Andra Day and Zendaya have set the tone for spring and we are showing midriff all season", said Nandi Howard, associate fashion editor for Essence. Day dressed all the way up in a sexy look cut to the thigh on one side with a cutout at the waist.

    It was custom Vera Wang made of actual metal, paired with a dainty pair of drop earrings tipped with yellow diamonds from Tiffany & Co. Mulligan stunned in gold Valentino couture, a midriff look with a tiny metallic top and a huge ball skirt.

    Carey Mulligan dazzled in a gold midriff-baring ball gown
  • Debbie White

    BRITS LEAD THE WAY

    British stars Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya, and Emerald Fennell were among the Oscar winners as Hollywood's biggest night took place in Los Angeles.

    Hopkins, 83, was a surprise winner of the 2021 Academy Award for best actor for The Father.

    He plays a man who battles with dementia opposite Olivia Colman in the film directed by Florian Zeller.

    Many had expected the statue to go to the late Chadwick Boseman.

    Anthony Hopkins won his second Oscar for 'The Father'
  • Nicole Chenoweth

    Best Actor 

    This year’s leading men included Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Gary Oldman who starred in Mank, Steven Yeun for Minari and Anthony Hopkins for The Father. 

    Late actor Chadwick Boseman was favored to win the category however, months after his tragic death, he was beat out. 

    Anthony, 83, has been nominated SIX times and scored his second trophy tonight – although he was not present at the ceremony. 

    Fans were furious The Black Panther star lost out for his last role before his death as Levee in the film. 

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    Best Actress 

    The stacked category of amazing women included Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Andra Day for The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman.

    Carey Mulligan who starred in Promising Young Woman was a favorite to win, but it was Frances McDormand who nabbed the honor. 

    The FOUR time Oscar winner won for her role in Nomadland. 

    She has been nominated for the prestigious award SIX times – most recently in 2018 when she won for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    BEST PICTURE 

    The night’s biggest honor was between eight incredible films. 

    Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, The Father, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal Nomadland and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

    Nomadland took home yet another trophy, with director Chloé Zhao and star Frances McDormand winning the honor. 

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    GLENN GOT BACK

    Fans completely LOST it as Glenn Close, 74, got up from her seat and TWERKED for the camera. 

    The movie legend showed off her rear as she shook and swiveled her butt as the entire venue cheered her on. 

    Wearing a floor-lengthy sparkling navy gown, Glenn showed age is just a number as she danced her way to an iconic Oscars moment. 

    She did the dance as part of Da Butt challenge. 

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    Best Original Score and Best Original Song

    Euphoria star Zendaya presented both musical categories and looked gorgeous in a lime-green cutout strapless dress. 

    Credit: ABC

    For best original score, Woul, Da 5 Bloods, Mank, News Of The World and Minari were nominated. 

    Soul scored for their score with Jon Batiste leading the way producing 16 original songs for the animation film. 

    When it came to Best Original Song, Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah beat out it’s competitors. 

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    PERRY EXCITING 

    Oscar winner Viola Davis presented Tyler Perry with tonight’s special Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. 

    Viola noted how the entertainment mogul provided ALL of his staffers with the Covid vaccine as well as helping those facing hardships throughout this past year. 

    Tyler, 51, used his speech to spotlight the increase in hate that’s occurring throughout the country. 

    After he received a long standing ovation, he said on stage: “I refuse to hate anyone because they are Mexican, or white or black or LGBTQ. 

    “Or a police officer. Or someone who is Asian. We need to stand in the middle because that’s where change happens, that’s where healing happens. 

    “So anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate, this one is for you!”

    Fans were thrilled with the “breath of fresh air” of positivity from Tyler’s words. 

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    Best Film Editing 

    Harrison Ford came out to present the award for those who put the hours and hours of film footage together. 

    This year’s movies that were recognized were The Father, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7. 

    Sound Of Metal – starring Riz Ahmed – took home another trophy as editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen took home the prize. 

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    Best Cinematography

    Halle Berry made a dazzling appearance at tonight’s awards show. 

    The Oscar winner – who scored the title for 2002’s Monster’s Ball – looked gorgeous in a strapless maroon dress. 

    Her gown had a plunging neckline which showed off her cleavage and toned arms. 

    The actress sported a new hairdo, as she had a super-short symmetrical bob with straight across bangs. 

    She presented the award to winner Erik Messerschmidt who did the camera work on Mank.

  • Nicole Chenoweth

    BRAD’S BACK 

    Brad Pitt stunned viewers and audience members alike as he took the stage to present the award for Best Supporting Actress. 

    The movie star looked dapper in a three-piece black and white tux. 

    His famous locks appeared longer than when he last appeared in the public eye as he even rocked a ponytail. 

    Before Brad, 57, even said a word, he received a standing ovation from his A-list peers. 

    Credit: ABC

    He went on to hand out the Best Supporting Actress trophy, which Minari star Yuh-Jung Youn took home.

    The adorable 73-year-old immediately began FLIRTING with Brad on stage, as she called him "extremely handsome."

    "Where were you when we were filming in person?" she cheekily asked.

    She then went on to correct him for mispronouncing her name, but added that she has "already forgiven" the heartthrob.

    Fans loved the candid moment on Twitter, with some calling her an "absolute legend."

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