John Cho’s Oscar weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2017 10:31:26 February 27, 2017 10:31:26

Before presenting at the Oscars on Sunday, John Cho was at the UTA rally. Did you hear about this? UTA throws an Oscar party every year. And it’s one of the best parties to go to for gossip. The misbehaving Batman has been known to accumulate some of his secrets there. This year, however, instead of spending money on the party – around $250,000 – UTA decided to hold a rally instead and they donated the money to the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee. (The blue ribbons worn by many of the nominees and presenters last night were in support of the ACLU.) Asghar Faradi, whose film The Salesman won the Best Foreign Film last night, spoke via video from the rally. Asghar is Iranian and probably would have been admitted into the US to attend the Oscars but chose to stay home in solidarity with his countrymen and women. John Cho was also there and said that, “I wanted to support what I thought was a really courageous and principled decision to direct the quarter of a million that would’ve gone to an Oscar party to the ACLU and IRC. As much as I’m doing—tweeting, talking about it, flailing my arms—what we really need is to battle in the courts.”

John was invited to the Oscars because he and Leslie Mann hosted the Science Oscars. Their introductory bit was pretty cute. And even if you didn’t think so, what mattered to him is that Meryl thought so, which he retweeted:



He also gave us a Gossip Genie BFF wish:


I saw John Cho up close and personal last night on the red carpet when I was walking past the theatre entrance just before the start of the show. Sometimes they look good on your TV, like ageless, and then in person, it’s really not that fresh. Let me confirm that John Cho pretty much still looks like Harold. And I suspect that won’t change for another 20 years.

Photos:
George Pimentel/ Ian West - PA Images/ Steve Granitz/ Kevork Djansezian/ Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

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