'Dunkirk,' 'Coco' and 'A Fantastic Woman' win at Oscars

Toby Graves
March 6, 2018

Celebrating her African heritage was actress Tiffany Haddish, who appeared on the red carpet in an ivory dress embroidered with a geometric pattern and black jacket she described as an "Eritrean authentic princess dress". In 1962, Moreno wore the dress while accepting the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for her work on "West Side Story".

The dress was updated and reconstructed to have a strapless top instead of the original Sabrina cut, but the black balloon skirt with gold floral details was mostly left unaltered.

"I had no idea I was going to win, I thought for sure it was going to be Judy Garland for Judgment at Nuremberg, which was a big deal; she was doing a dramatic role", Moreno recalled of the evening and her short speech. She said that the veteran actress would re-wear her '60s look. Rita just made a minor modification by changing the neckline, but the whole look is pretty much the way she wore it back then! "It's been hanging in my closet all this time".

Rita Moreno, one of only 12 people in history to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, has made her return to the Oscars red carpet in serious style. "He passed away a year ago and he said one day I would end up here, and if I ever end up at the Oscars, to honor my people, so I'm honoring my fellow Eritreans", Haddish told ABC, before beginning to ululate.

Rita in 1962 (left) and 2018 (right). She sported some seriously chic elbow-length black gloves, oversized black-and-gold earrings, and a stunning collar necklace. She has multiple Emmys - one for individual performance in a variety or music program in 1977 and another for guest actress in "The Rockford Files" in 1978.

"I did it all by myself", deadpanned Janney, who added after a pause: "Nothing could be further from the truth".

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