Two huge stars in their own right, Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli, capped off last night’s Oscars ceremony when they presented the Oscar for Best Picture. When they took the stage, they received standing ovations. Then, Lady gaga turned to Minnelli, took her hand and said “Do you see that? The public, they love you.”

The presence of Minnelli, who is 76 and wheelchair-bound, brought joy to many and elicited an outpouring on social media, with many people saying that her being on stage represents “a powerful moment of inclusivity.”

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Lady Gaga acknowledged Minnelli by announcing that the actress was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cabaret, for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1972.

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Holding the cue cads in her hands, Minnelli stumbled with her words, but Lady Gaga got closer to her and said “I got you,” to what Minnelli replied, “I know, thank you.”

This exchange melted millions of hearts. Many said it was the highlight of the night, and we can’t agree more.

Following the announcement for the nominees, Minnelli turned to Lady Gaga, and told her she was happy to be there as she was her biggest fan.

Former publicist of Liza Minnelli, Scott Gorenstein, revealed that “Lady Gaga requested that Liza present the award with her.”

Before attending the Oscars, Lady Gaga was partying at Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party for which she wore a dazzling pastel gown and red lipstick.

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