Julia Roberts Presents Best Picture Oscar to Green Book in a Surprise Appearance
Julia Roberts returned to the Oscars stage to present the award for Best Picture
Julia Roberts is making a comeback to the Oscars stage!
The 51-year-old Oscar winner presented the award for Best Picture to Green Book at Sunday night’s award show wearing a hot pink off the shoulder dress.
“Over the course of the evening we’ve seen highlights from eight films nominated for Best Picture,” Roberts said. “Each is unique in the story being told, each is different in its appeal, but they prove once again that regardless of who you are or where you live, these are films that connect us to one another. Once again here are the nominees for Best Picture.”
The actress presented the award to the director, producers and cast of Green Book and ended the show by congratulating the nominees.
Roberts is a four-time Oscar nominee and won the award for Best Actress in 2001 for Erin Brockovich. She was most recently nominated in 2014 for August: Osage County, and picked up noms in 1990 for Steel Magnolias and in 1991 for Pretty Woman.
She recently mourned the death of her Erin Brockovich costar Albert Finney, who died earlier this month.
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“It was my terrific joy and privilege to work with Albert,” Roberts told PEOPLE. “His talent was eclipsed only by his enormous heart.”
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The star appeared in the film Ben Is Back, portraying Holly Burns the mother of a boy who struggles with substance abuse.
She also stars in the Amazon Prime show Homecoming and is set to star in the drama Little Bee.
The 91st Academy Awards were broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC.