The Oscars are notorious for running past their three-hour time slot, but Julia Butters has come prepared for an extended ceremony.
The 10-year-old breakout of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” arrived at the Oscars red carpet sporting a pink ensemble and a high bun, bursting with excitement for her first time representing a film at the Academy Awards. “My mind is blown! I don’t know what’s happening! It’s raining!” she told Variety.
When asked what was inside her matching pink bag, Butters broke into a smile before producing a turkey sandwich wrapped in a plastic Ziploc.
“Sometimes the food here is not for me. Let’s just say that,” she said before apologizing to whatever vegans may be watching. When asked if her mom made it, Butters said “It’s a collab.”
Butters has been promoting “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” since the film’s release in July of last year, participating in numerous interviews and appearing on talk show programs. Though the tour is over, Butters still expressed excitement for the film’s final night on the awards circuit. “I’m excited to see whoever comes,” Butters said. “Lady Gaga is here. God bless America.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is nominated for ten Oscars this evening, the second-most of any film this evening, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay for Quentin Tarantino, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, best supporting actor for Brad Pitt, best production design, best cinematography, best costume design, best sound mixing and best sound editing.