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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Were No-Shows at 2020 Oscars but They Threw a Star-Studded After-Party

Olowokandi Fiyin
Feb 12, 2020
06:30 P.M.
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Power couple, Jay Z and Beyoncé, reportedly did not attend the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony but make no mistakes, the Carters do know how to throw a legendary after-party.


To the disappointment of many, power couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, were absent from the 2020 Oscars ceremony, and speculations are rife as to why. 

Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the "On the Run II" tour opener at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales | Photo: Getty Images


As reported by Marie Claire, the singer-songwriter was reportedly snubbed for the Best Original Song nomination for "Spirit" for the "Lion King" live-action film and as a result, was a no-show at the iconic ceremony.

As noted by Meaww, Jay-Z and Queen B have been n the habit of skipping major award shows since the start of the year. The couple had made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes this year.


However, they did not attend any other award show, skipping the Grammys and the Critics' Choice Awards, where she was even nominated. 

Over the years, the duo [Beyoncé and Jay-Z] has become known for hosting one of the most exclusive Oscar after-parties and this year was no exception.

Meaww also pointed out that when the Oscars revealed its nominations for the best original song race this year, Beyonce's track "Spirit" was missing from the list, despite being shortlisted in the category.



As expected fans were livid that the Academy could snub Bey this way, and they took to their Twitter pages to express their dismay. An angered fan lashed out writing:

"I'm just saying, the performances so far have been good, but we could have had Beyonce and I will NEVER forgive the Academy for that."


According to Elle Magazine, it wasn't just "Spirit" that was excluded from the list as Beyoncé's entire "The Lion King: The Gift" soundtrack was snubbed. With no nominations and no positions as presenters on the show, Bey and Jay-Z seem justified in skipping the ceremony.

However, that was just one part of the night. Over the years, the duo has become known for hosting one of the most exclusive Oscar after-parties and this year was no exception.


Reminiscing on last year's after-party, Elle noted that, Emilia Clarke later shared during an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show" that her meeting with Beyoncé there didn't go well because she was so starstruck.

It was so intense that when Queen B came up to her, she broke down in tears.


Harper's Bazaar reported that the Carters' after-party, which took place at the Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills on Sunday, February 9, 2020, was an A-list affair.

Guests included the Kardashian family, Rihanna, Sean John "Diddy" Combs, and Reese Witherspoon. The actress took to her Instagram page to post a photo of herself at the party which she captioned:

"Only @beyonce could get me out of the house past 11pm... #oscars."


The publication notes that Jay-Z and Beyoncé even granted their guests with mini impromptu performances during the night as they took turns passing the mic while blasting their favorite songs from their hits.