An unexpected celebrity sighting took place very early in the show when Regina King was spotlighting multiple Academy Award nominees as part of a de facto monologue.
At one point, the camera panned around to reveal that Misha Collins — who played the angel Castiel in Supernatural — were sitting at one of the primo tables and laughing along with the jokes,
Supernatural fans were thrilled to see him, but many were somewhat baffled by why he got one of the coveted tickets to the COVID-safe ceremony.
One called out to the fanbase for help: "hold up SPN squad is that Misha Collins sitting at the Sound of Metal table???"
Another was just confused: "MISHA COLLINS!!! WTF?!!!! Some Supernatural shit is going doooownnn."
It turns out there's a pretty awesome reason why Collins was at the Oscars — he was supporting a friend! He'd been the guest of Academy Award-nominated Sound of Metal co-writer Darius Marder.
Marder was nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category along with brother Abraham Marder and Derek Cianfrance, and he's one of Misha Collins's life-long friends.
The pair have a pretty epic bromance, having shared many social media photos together. When Misha reflected on some difficult childhood memories for a New York Times piece in 2019, Marder publicly supported him.
"Even after 33 years of friendship with @mishacollins I read things in this beautiful article that I never knew about him," the writer tweeted at the time. "While some things made me sad for the boy that he was, mostly I feel proud of the man that he is."
How nice is it that Misha was able to share such a special night with his pal?
The 93rd Academy Awards were held on Sunday, April 25 from Union Station in Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Complex in Hollywood.
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