Morgan Freeman’s outfit has raised a lot of questions from viewers after people noticed the veteran actor walked on stage wearing a single black glove.
Some thought it might have been a prosthetic, however, the real reason is heartbreaking…
Now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the 2022 film nominees for the 95th Academy Awards this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles… and what a night it was.
At the ceremony, the 23 category winners were announced, with Four awards going to German movie All Quiet on the Western Front, including Oscars for best original score, production design, cinematography, and international feature.
Best visual effects went to Avatar: The Way of Water, while Best Sound went to Top Gun: Maverick.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won for costume design, while Navalny won for outstanding documentary film.
Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, received the prize for best-animated feature, and Sarah Polley’s Women Talking took home the prize for best-adapted screenplay.
But arguably the most emotional part of the night was when The Whale won Brendan Fraser the award for best actor in a leading role.
However, the best-performing film had to be Everything Everywhere All at Once. It had the most 2023 Oscar nominations (11) going into the program, winning seven.
Not only did it win best picture, but it also won three acting awards for Michelle Yeoh as best leading actress, Ke Huy Quan as best supporting actor, and Jamie Lee Curtis as best supporting actress.
The movie also took home awards for best original script, best director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), and best film editing (Paul Rogers).
But surprisingly, the awards section wasn’t the only thing people were talking about.
Morgan Freeman turned heads with his outfit when the Hollywood icon attended the glamorous event, appearing on stage alongside Margot Robbie to honor Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary.
Viewers noticed that along with his suit, he wore a single black glove, and it turns out there’s a devastating reason behind his wardrobe choice.
One fan wrote: “Dang… Morgan Freeman now looks really old, and what’s going on with his left hand?”
While another echoed: “Bruh Morgan freeman really look old old now. Not like his regular old, but like dude elderly now. And I wonder what’s wrong with his hand…”
“Hmmm what’s up with Morgan Freeman’s one hand in a black glove?” questioned a third.
Well, it turns out, way back in 2008, the star was involved in a car crash that caused some serious damage to his left arm.
According to a local newspaper at the time: “They had to use the jaws of life [hydraulic cutters] to extract him from the vehicle.
“He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point.”
And since then he has always struggled with pain in his arm and hand, meaning he has to wear a compression glove to keep the blood flowing.
Freeman has previously opened up about the injury, saying: “I suffered nerve damage and it hasn’t gotten better. I can’t move it.
“If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?”
He revealed to Esquire in 2016 when asked about his pain: “It’s the fibromyalgia. Up and down the arm. That’s where it gets so bad. Excruciating.”