Why Is 'Supernatural' Alum Misha Collins at the Oscars?

Jennifer Maas

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 04:Misha Collins attends the The CW’s Summer 2019 TCA Party sponsored by Branded Entertainment Network at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images,)

“Supernatural” fans watching the Oscars on Sunday were probably a little shocked to see Misha Collins, a.k.a. the angel Castiel, sitting at a table in Union Station among the stars nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss any news that The CW star had snagged a nom, but there is a valid explanation for his heavenly presence.

See, Collins’ childhood best friend Darius Marder co-wrote and directed “Sound of Metal,” which received six Oscar nominations this year.

Here’s what Collins tweeted March 15, the morning of the 2021 Oscar nominations, to congratulate his buddy: “I’m proud of my dear friend from 7th grade, @dariusmarder, this morning. The film that he wrote and directed, Sound of Metal, just got nominated in six categories for the Oscars. Send him a little love.”

So Collins was a guest tonight, as you can see in the photo below.

Among the six categories that “Sound of Metal” is up for at Sunday’s Oscars is Best Picture, a race that also includes the movies “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

The other nominations that Marder’s “Sound of Metal” received were Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Paul Raci, Best Sound, Best Film Editing and Best Actor for Riz Ahmed.

Readers can find the list of the Oscars 2021 winners, which TheWrap is updating in real time, here.

More to come…

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