PRAT OF THE CITY: Hold on there, little woman … Florence Pugh is being pulled up on the red carpet from Hollywood, even though she was nominated for an OSCAR
She may have been nominated for a best supporting actress gong, but the British star Florence Pugh has not received any special treatment at the Oscars. The Little Women actress was embarrassed by the cameras of the world when she was asked by security personnel for ID before being admitted to the red carpet.
And in a scene reminiscent of a teenager trying to make his way to a pub in Wetherspoons, Florence (24) only had her provisional driver’s license circled to present as an ID.
After much snooping around in her silver handbag, she produced the green photo card and received it.
The Florence PR team assures me that it is “standard procedure” to check everyone’s ID at the Oscars – which is strange, because I did not notice that fellow nominee Leonardo DiCaprio had to dig out his driver’s license or library card …
Little Women star Florence Pugh, pictured, was stopped last week’s Oscars ceremony
Although she was nominated for an Oscar, a tough guard asked her for proof of identity
After checking whether she was legitimate, the bouncer let the actress enter the arena
And the Oscar for the biggest mistake …
Sir Sam Mendes’ PR team lost the plot at the Oscars when they prematurely stated on social media that he was a double winner for wartime 1917 drama.
Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho abandoned Mendes in two of the most coveted categories, which seemed a surprise to the British team that stated: “Sam Mendes, winner of the Academy Award for best director and best photo for his WWI epic 1917.”
The Facebook post – made by publicists for Sam’s Broadway play – stayed there for hours.
I’m sure Sam, who was at the bash with musician wife Alison Balsom, wasn’t too depressed – at least the film won gongs for visual effects, sound mix and cinematography.
Sam Mendes, pictured at the Oscars with his wife Alison Balsom, failed to win prizes in the two most coveted categories, Best Director and Best Picture for his epic WWI 1917