Ariana Grande and Erivo Shine as Wicked Co-Stars Present at Oscars 2024

“Wicked” co-stars Grande & Erivo dazzle as Oscars presenters, teasing their enchanting roles. A glimpse into magic awaits this Nov!

"Wicked" co-stars Grande & Erivo dazzle as Oscars presenters, teasing their enchanting roles. A glimpse into magic awaits this Nov!
Wicked stars Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande 96th Academy Awards. (PHOTO: via people, kevin winter/getty)

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, acclaimed for their upcoming roles as Galinda and Elphaba in the highly anticipated adaptation of “Wicked,” graced the stage at the 96th Academy Awards, presenting an unforgettable moment during the star-studded event.

Dressed in iconic hues representing their characters, the dynamic duo captivated audiences with their charm and wit as they presented the awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

Erivo, exuding elegance in Elphaba’s signature green attire, commenced the presentation by emphasizing the power of music in cinema, stating, “A great movie song can set the mood, reveal something about a character, and help us tell a story.”

Grande, radiating in Galinda’s delightful pink ensemble, echoed her co-star’s sentiments, highlighting the profound impact of film scores on the audience’s emotions and imagination.

Quoting the timeless lyrics of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” made famous by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz,” Erivo evoked nostalgia and wonder, transporting viewers to the magical world of Oz. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the upcoming adaptation of “Wicked” promises to reignite the enchantment of the beloved tale, with Grande and Erivo leading the cast as Galinda/Glinda and Elphaba respectively.

Since the announcement of their casting in November 2021, Grande and Erivo have been fervently dedicated to bringing their characters to life on the silver screen.

"Wicked" co-stars Grande & Erivo dazzle as Oscars presenters, teasing their enchanting roles. A glimpse into magic awaits this Nov!
Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande “Wicked”. (Photo: UNIVERSAL PICTURES/YOUTUBE)

Grande, in particular, expressed her unwavering passion for the project, revealing in an interview on the Zach Sang Show that she had longed for the opportunity to audition for the role since she was 20 years old.

“That’s all I wanted, was an audition. I’ve never wanted anything more,” she emphasized, underscoring her deep connection to the iconic character of Galinda.

The unveiling of the newest interpretation of Oz during the 2024 Super Bowl offered audiences a tantalizing glimpse into the visually stunning world created by Chu, featuring Grande and Erivo in their transformative roles.

Joining them in this magical journey are acclaimed actors Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero Tigelaar, and Ethan Slater as Boq, promising an ensemble cast that will dazzle and delight audiences worldwide.

As Grande and Erivo took the stage at the Oscars alongside fellow presenters Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Zendaya, Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lawrence, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlize Theron, their presence added an extra layer of excitement to the prestigious event.

Hosted by the charismatic Jimmy Kimmel, the 2024 Academy Awards showcased the best of Hollywood’s talent and creativity, celebrating the magic of storytelling and the enduring appeal of iconic characters like those from “Wicked.”

With anticipation mounting for the release of the first installment of “Wicked” on November 27, 2024, fans around the world eagerly await the opportunity to embark on this enchanting journey alongside Grande, Erivo, and the rest of the stellar cast.

As they bring their extraordinary talents to the screen, Grande and Erivo are poised to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on cinematic history with their portrayal of Galinda and Elphaba, ensuring that the magic of Oz continues to resonate for generations to come.

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