Richard Seeing (and Meeting!) Barbra at the 2019 Oscars
Apart from being an Oscar-nominated actor, Richard E. Grant is a "lifelong fan" of Barbra Streisand. In fact, earlier this year, Richard made a pilgrimage to the icon's home in Malibu for the simple purpose of taking a selfie in front of her gate. He also shared a letter he wrote to Barbra when he was 14! The whole thing was incredibly sweet and Barbra ended up responding on Twitter, to which Richard promptly freaked the f*ck out. Then, the Oscars happened.
On Sunday, Richard was nominated in the best supporting actor category for his role in Can You Ever Forgive Me?. Barbra was also at the ceremony to introduce the BlacKkKlansman best picture package. As soon as she stepped onstage, Richard looked visibly overcome with emotion. Following the award show, the two finally got to meet at the Governors Ball afterparty! Alongside a series of (albeit blurry) Instagram photos from their encounter, Richard wrote, "Being Oscar nominated was pretty amazing, but meeting with @barbrastreisand and having a proper conversation was an absolute astonishment." Dreams do come true! Witness how the story unfolded ahead.