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Gwyneth Paltrow Defies Vanity & Whoopi Goldberg Refuses To Be Rushed In Their Joy For Robert Downey Jr. Oscar Win

Robert Downey Jr.’s long-in-coming Oscar win for Oppenheimer had a couple former co-stars so happy they just had to stop what they were doing to express their joy.

Yesterday, Downey’s Avengers: Endgame costar Gwyneth Paltrow was having her hair and make-up done at home when Downey’s name was called for Best Supporting Actor (his first win in three nominations). So overcome with happiness for Downey, Paltrow started screaming and turned her cellphone camera on herself, complete with tin foil strips in her hair, apparently for coloring purposes. (She later posted the video as an Instagram Story).

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Downey’s win brought out a similarly defiant streak in Goldberg today. During a segment discussing last night’s Oscars, Goldberg praised Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s win for The Holdovers (Randolph first gained prominence playing the Goldberg character of Oda Mae Brown in the stage musical adaptation of Ghost).

And just as she was about to pivot to praise her 1991 Soapdish co-star Downey, View producer Brian Teta cued the music to go to a commercial break.

See the View segment below.

“Here’s the deal,” said a resistant Goldberg. “I’m not going. Because I want to make sure that I finish my sentence which was I’ve been waiting for this for Robert Downey Jr. for as long as I’ve known him. I’ve worked with him and he’s one of the great journeyman actors on the planet.”

With that, Goldberg threw to the commercial. “We’ll be right back.”

The Downey moment comes at the 9:00 mark in the View video below.

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