Kelly Ripa is full of surprises, and not only does the famed talk show host have a few tricks up her sleeve … she’s also got them up her dress! Ripa shared some pretty special moments on Sunday from the 92nd Academy Awards, as she and co-host Ryan Seacrest got special access to all festivities, as the awards show was broadcast on ABC.
Ripa was stationed backstage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and was responsible for chatting it up with all the winners and nominees for exclusive coverage to be aired the following morning on “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan.”
Along with the stars who scored Oscar statues, Ripa was crossing some things off her bucket list, including hobnobbing with Brad Pitt after he won his first-ever award for acting. The 56-year-old won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” and gave a very emotional speech where he spoke about his journey through Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Ripa could hardly contain her excitement backstage when she posted a picture with the Oscar winner and captioned the shot, “Dear Diary…”
Kelly Ripa was also front and center for Academy Awards history when South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s movie, “Parasite” became the first foreign-language film ever to win Best Picture at the Oscars. He also swept the other categories, including Best Foreign-Language Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
While accepting his award Bong said “I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now,” and followed up that he planned on drinking well into the night and into the next morning as he celebrated.
All the excitement during the Academy Awards must have meant many bathroom breaks for Kelly Ripa, and she even revealed the lucky morning producer who was tasked with helping the star make it to the restroom in between the statues being handed out.
“Oil change,” Ripa captioned a hilarious boomerang of herself pulling back her black gown to reveal longtime friend and producer Albert Bianchini hiding underneath. The producer didn’t seem to mind his role during the ceremony, and some might even say he had the best seat in the house!