Rachel was thrice nominated — once for the great Spotlight as a film, once for her performance therein, and once for the execrable second season of True Detective — and I’m pleased to say she was entrusted with accepting the statuette for Best Picture, because she looked stunning.

Yes, NAB, but whatever: This is glorious on her and her makeup is PERFECT and she looks totally stunning. I wish she had saved this for the Oscars, but then again, she quite possibly had been informed Spotlight was going to win this, and as she herself likely will NOT win the Oscar, maybe it’s worth it to get up on stage NOW in her shimmery oxblood slam dunk and then just take the Academy Awards as they come. I feel you, Rachel. Regina George would approve of your strategy.

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