Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan Had A Night At The Oscars And We're Absolutely Living For Her Tales

Ash Percival
·5-min read

Renée Zellweger won her second Academy Award and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho made history with his Best Picture triumph, but there was one person who was having a better time on Oscars night than all of the A-listers in attendance put together.

Derry Girls actress Nicola Coughlan was absolutely living her best life after flying out to Los Angeles to attend Elton John’s annual viewing party.

Nicola was invited to the exclusive bash as a guest of Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness, who she has become close friends with over the past year.

And if you thought she wasn’t going to unabashedly share every aspect of the night on social media, you’d be very much mistaken...

She’d got all dolled up for the occasion, looking and feeling like a million dollars

And not only did JVN get her in, he even managed to bag an invite for Nicola’s best friend too

Here she is with JVN himself

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She finally got to meet his pals, and we can safely guess she had a complete fan girl moment

Her tales of which A-listers she spotted were excellent

And she gives zero fucks if you think she is name dropping

She made great use of the boujie port-a-loos

Although she was left a little confused by the (very LA) menu

She lost her mind when the host turned up at his own party fresh from his Oscars win and regaled his guests with some of his hits

But the early flight home the following morning was less than ideal

During her trip to Hollywood, Nicola also recorded an episode of Jonathan Van Ness’ hit podcast, Getting Curious, in which she opened up about her career.

As well as a third series of Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls, Nicola will also be seen in new Netflix show Bridgerton, which is created by the woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes.

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Renée Zellweger

Nominated: Best Actress
Nominated: Best Actress

Florence Pugh

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Margot Robbie

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Billie Eilish

Performer
Performer

Cynthia Erivo

Nominated: Best Actress and Best Original Song
Nominated: Best Actress and Best Original Song

Saoirse Ronan

Nominated: Best Actress
Nominated: Best Actress

Olivia Colman

Presenter
Presenter

Brad Pitt

Nominated: Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor

Regina King

Presenter
Presenter

Billy Porter

Pre-show presenter
Pre-show presenter

Charlize Theron

Nominated: Best Actress
Nominated: Best Actress

Sandra Oh

Presenter
Presenter

Timothée Chalamet

Presenter
Presenter

Laura Dern

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Sigourney Weaver

Presenter
Presenter

Rebel Wilson

Presenter
Presenter

Natalie Portman

Presenter
Presenter

Joaquin Phoenix

Nominated: Best Actor
Nominated: Best Actor

Scarlett Johansson

Nominated: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress
Nominated: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig

Nominated: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay

Chrissy Metz

Performer
Performer

Aurora

Performer
Performer

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino

Nominated: Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor

Beanie Feldstein

Presenter
Presenter

Kaitlyn Dever

Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee

Presenter
Presenter

Janelle Monáe

Performer
Performer

George MacKay

Presenter
Presenter

Penelope Cruz

Presenter
Presenter

Antonio Banderas

Nominated: Best Actor
Nominated: Best Actor

Alison Balsom and Sam Mendes

Nominated: Best Director
Nominated: Best Director

Kristen Wiig and Gal Gadot

Presenters
Presenters

Brie Larson

Presenter
Presenter

Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker

Nominated: Best Actor
Nominated: Best Actor

Elvira Lind and Oscar Isaac

Presenter
Presenter

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