2016 Academy Awards: One Old Dude Almost Witnessed Lea Michele’s Marilyn Monroe Moment at Elton John’s Oscars Viewing Party

But it was past his bedtime.

Lea Michele was reunited with her former Glee castmates Cheyenne Jackson and Matthew Morrison at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party. You know how it is when you and your friends get together for the first time in ages, especially when you have a past of breaking out into song unannounced. Generally, there’s arm-flailing and selfies, followed by exclamations along the lines of, “YAASSS. OMG. YOU LOOK SO GOOOOD”.

Michele’s joy manifested in the form of a curtsey, akin to that of Marilyn Monroe. Her translucent gown took flight, and at the first glance of this photo from inside the soirée, it appears that one gentleman was taking a smug peek at her cash and prizes.

24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party - Inside
CREDIT: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF
24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party - Inside
CREDIT: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF

Until one realizes, upon further investigation, that might actually just be asleep.

24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party - Inside
CREDIT: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view more candid photos of Caitlyn Jenner, Mariah Carey, Hilary Swank and more from inside Elton John’s Oscars viewing party fundraiser.