Oscar 2019: Burnham (Eighth Grade), Not Nominated, but Star Elsie Fisher is Presenter (Hairstyle and Makeup)

When director Bo Burnham received the Best Original Screenplay for Eighth Grade from the Writers Guild of America, he was the first writer to win without being nominated for an Oscar. 

“To the other nominees in the category — Have fun at the Oscar, losers!” Burnham joked from the podium.

The star of Eighth Grade, Elsie Fisher, is at the 2019 Oscars, not as a nominee but as a presenter. 

When asked if she ever thought she’d be here, Fisher was at a loss for words.

“No! I mean like, nope. Nope that’s my answer,” she told Variety’s Marc Malkin on the red carpet. 

But she did have a response to her director, Burnham’s jokes. “I am one of those losers!” she proclaimed. 

“I may not be nominated here,” she continued. ”But I am presenting, which is very cool also. To be able to take ‘Eighth Grade’ from Sundance last year to here now is very special.”

“Oh my god, I mean ‘Shallow’ with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga,” she said before showing love for “Bohemian Rhapsody, too. “But I mean I think Brian May and Roger Taylor performing is gonna be pretty cool.”