We LIVED for Rita Moreno at Last Night's Oscars
Rita. Moreno. Is. A. Legend.
As if we weren’t already deeply in love with this rainbow unicorn of a human being—a dance and film icon probably best known for her epic, Oscar-winning performance as Anita in the film version of West Side Story—her appearance at last night’s Academy Awards made us fall even harder.
Why? Oh, let us count the ways.
First, the 86-year-old queen, who was on hand to present the Oscar for best foreign language film, wore the same dress she won her own Best Supporting Actress Oscar in—in 1962.
Actually, it wasn’t quite the same dress. 56 years later, she decided it’d look better STRAPLESS. (And she was correct.)
Second, there was the way she made her entrance:
YAS. YAS. A THOUSAND TIMES YAAAAAAAAS.
By the way: Moreno is one of only 12 people ever to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. And if you’ve seen her work in West Side, you understand why. Just revel in her amazingness in “America”: