Emma Stone Has Been Called Out After She Was Apparently At The Bar With A-List Friends During The Oscars Production Categories Instead Of Cheering On Her “Poor Things” Colleagues

Viewers noticed Emma’s absence as Poor Things picked up three Oscars in a row, and it has now been reported that a whole load of A-listers headed to the bar for the ceremony’s production categories.

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In case you missed it, Poor Things was one of the big winners at last night’s Academy Awards, picking up four Oscars during the night.

Emma Stone in strapless gown holding her Oscar statuette and smiling for photos

As members of the Poor Things crew repeatedly took to the stage to accept their respective Oscars, those watching at home were left wondering why the movie’s star, Emma, wasn’t shown cheering on her colleagues.

Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston with the Academy Award for Best Hair and Makeup

And this all came to a head when costume designer Holly Waddington mentioned Emma directly in her acceptance speech — although director Yorgos and Emma’s costar Willem Dafoe were shown smiling in the audience, Emma was nowhere to be seen.

Holly Waddington in embellished outfit holding an Oscar onstage
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But the New York Times soon shed some light on the situation in its live blog from the night, with reporter Nicole Sperling revealing that Emma — in addition to many other A-list stars — was actually at the bar during the production awards.

Emma Stone wearing a strapless dress with a statement necklace

Nicole was reporting live from the Dolby Theatre when she overheard both Emma and Florence Pugh at the venue’s lobby bar, with Emma said to be “visibly upset” that she wasn’t in the audience for the Poor Things wins.

Florence Pugh on the Oscars red carpet

For context, John Cena presented the award for Best Costume totally nude in a hilarious bit with host Jimmy Kimmel.

John Cena naked onstage at the Oscars

In her live blog post, Nicole wrote, “Emma Stone in the lobby bar with Florence Pugh when a naked John Cena crosses the Oscar stage. Pugh turns around dramatically and says, ‘Who is he streaking for, everyone is out here?’”

Summarized text: Emma Stone and Florence Pugh in the lobby bar react to John Cena; Emma is upset she missed "Poor Things" win for best costume

And the revelation that A-list names headed to the bar when the arguably smaller awards were handed out bothered some movie fans, who deemed this lack of support for nonactors involved in a movie’s production to be in poor taste.

I know it's hard to sit and pay attention. Truly, I take medicine to try and pay attention. But maybe could ya? Especially for the awards your film is favorited to win... https://t.co/xSN3H06KSx

— Jamie B. Golden (@jamiebgolden) March 11, 2024
The New York Times / Via Twitter: @jamiebgolden

Sharing a screenshot of the New York Times post to X, formerly known as Twitter, one person wrote, “I know it's hard to sit and pay attention. Truly, I take medicine to try and pay attention. But maybe could ya? Especially for the awards your film is favorited to win…”

“I was wondering where Emma was,” somebody else admitted, while another simply tweeted, “Yikes.”

Interestingly, the moment Emma realized that she had missed Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston's win for Best Makeup and Hairstyling was seemingly caught on camera and shared to X on Sunday night.

Everyone wake up there’s a new Emma Stone reaction clip #Oscars pic.twitter.com/yEamS0eeW4

— Shannon Burns (@itsshannonburns) March 11, 2024
Twitter: @itsshannonburns

In the clip, Emma can be seen pausing mid-conversation in the bar area before spotting what is happening onstage and exclaiming, “Oh my god, it’s Nadia and I’m not up there!"

She then frantically runs through the crowd in an apparent bid to show her support.

Nadia's award was the first of the three that Poor Things’ production team won, and it is not known why Emma was not back in her seat for the subsequent categories. 

Needless to say, Emma was seated when her own category rolled around toward the end of the night, and was visibly overwhelmed when she was announced Best Actress winner for her performance in Poor Things.

Emma Stone accepting her award for Best Actress from Michelle Yeoh as Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron look on
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