Academy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore forsook Hollywood’s biggest night, preferring instead more modest surroundings. People reports that Moore celebrated the show with her daughter at one of New York’s oldest gay bars.
Moore, who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2015 for Still Alice, has long championed the LGBTQ cause of equality. Photos posted to her Instagram last night show her alongside her daughter, Liv, hanging out at the gay bar Julius’ in New York’s West Village.
“NYC red carpet with my date @livfreundlich,” she wrote. “happy #oscar’s everybody. I have a lot of friends nominated tonight for their exquisite work this year — sending them all love — I’m watching and cheering you on!! #julius #nyc @theacademy @freundlich96.”
Moore also sent a special shout-out in her Instagram Story to actress Laura Dern, who took home the Best Supporting Actress statuette last night. “Congratulations to the beautiful and exquisitely talented @lauradern on her Oscar!! And Happy Birthday,” Moore wrote. Dern turns 53 today.