Richard E Grant WINS internet with his reaction to Barbra Streisand: ‘This is so pure!’ – Evening Standard


Forget emotional acceptance speeches – Richard E Grant’s reaction to Barbra Streisand taking to the stage was the winning moment at this year’s Oscars.

Viewers were left in awe of the Can You Ever Forgive Me? star’s look of pride as Streisand walked out to introduce Best Picture nominee BlacKkKlansman.

Grant clutched his chest and shouted, “wow,” with Academy viewers hailing the moment a “gift”.

One user wrote: “Guys, @RichardEGrant when Barbra Streisand came out on stage was all of us. #Oscars.”

Adorable: Fans gushed over the reaction 

“Seeing Richard E Grant’s reaction to B Streisand made the whole thing worthwhile,” another commented.

A third added: “@RichardEGrant’s reaction to seeing @BarbraStreisand is SO. PURE.”

He later met his idol at an after party, hailing the moment “40 karat gold”.

Last month, the actor revealed he took a selfie outside Streisand’s Malibu home, sharing the sweet letter he penned for the star at the age of 14.

In the letter, Grant adorably invited Streisand on a holiday to his family home in Swaziland, south-east Africa, in a bid to give her some “respite” from the pressures of fame.

After sharing it on social media, Grant managed to catch Streisand’s attention.

She wrote: “Dear Richard What a wonderful letter you wrote me when u were 14 ! and look at u now! You’re terrific in your latest movie with Melissa congratulations and love Barbra.” [sic]

Grant was left “overcome with emotion”, as he shared snap of himself teary-eyed after seeing the response.

Grant was nominated for his first ever Oscar on Sunday night, but missed out on Best Supporting Actor to Green Book’s Mahershala Ali. The win marked his second after scooping an Academy Award for Moonlight in 2017.

Grant brushed off the snub by posing for selfies with a slew of celebs including Emilia Clarke and Nicholas Hoult.



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