There was a little chaos on the Oscars 2021 red carpet after a guest suffered a medical emergency in the midst of the stars strutting along in their designer best.
The prestigious film awards got underway on Sunday at Los Angeles’ Union Station with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya and Chloe Zhao making history with their groundbreaking wins.
However, before all the excitement unfolded later in the evening, one man suffered an injury which caused medics to rush to his aid.
Photos show the unknown guest, wearing a smart suit, being carried off the red carpet in a stretcher surrounded by several paramedics.
The man is then seen being transported into an ambulance before being rushed to hospital. It’s not known what caused the incident but it’s reported that the guest broke their leg.
It was a different kind of Oscars to which Hollywood is used to with a smaller guestlist due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony has been rescheduled from its previous date of February 28 to adhere to pandemic restrictions.
However, it was still a history-making night with Sir Anthony becoming the oldest actor to have won an Oscar after he scooped the best actor accolade for his leading role in The Father.
Reacting to his incredible achievement at the age of 89, the film icon said in an Instagram video: ‘Good morning. Here I am in my homeland in Wales, and at 83 I did not expect to get this award. I really didn’t.
‘Very grateful to the Academy and thank you, and I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was taken from us far too early.
‘And again thank you all very much. really did not expect this, so I feel very privileged and honoured. Thank you.’
Nomadland director Zhao became the second woman in Oscar history to win the best director gong. She’s also the first person of colour to have ever claimed the accolade.
Speaking after her win, Chloe said: ‘Thank you to the academy, to my incredible nominees, my entire Nomadland company, what a crazy once in a lifetime journey.
‘I’ve been thinking a lot lately of how I keep going when things get hard and I think it goes back to something I heard when I was a kid.’
Kaluuya is also the first Black British actor to win best supporting actor, scooping the award for his role as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the Academy Awards for comment.
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