The 2024 Grammy Awards concluded with a memorable moment as Celine Dion surprised everyone by appearing to present the Album of the Year category.
Amidst a standing ovation, Dion announced Taylor Swift as the winner. Swift enthusiastically took the stage, marking her historic achievement as the first person to win Album of the Year four times.
However, online commentators swiftly criticized Swift for what appeared to be her "ignoring" Dion while on stage.
"Taylor Swift just took the album of the year trophy from Celine Dion without batting an eye and/or acknowledging that a legendary was handing her the award. So cringey for my soul," one individual shared on X alongside a video capturing the moment Swift received the Grammy from Dion, who then stepped aside.
Another Twitter user commented, "Taylor Swift will never EVER live down ignoring Celine Dion at the Grammys."
Another individual drew a comparison between Swift taking the Grammy from Dion and a scene from "Scary Movie" where the character Buffy Gilmore snatches the crown off a past teen beauty pageant queen winner.
"taylor swift not acknowledging celine dion, a legend, at the #grammys, but dragging lana to that stage? smh," another person captioned a clip from "The Office" featuring Kelly Kapoor saying, "How dare you?"
Another individual described Swift's actions as "a crime," emphasizing her decision to wait and ignore Celine Dion.
"Okay but Taylor Swift waiting and ignoring Celine Dion is a crime? NOT HUGGING HER AND JUST TAKING THE TROPHY? WHAT?!" the tweet exclaimed.
Taylor not even acknowledging Celine Dion is not sitting right with my spirit. Girl, that is CELINE DION.— Mike Gauyo (@blackboywrites) February 5, 2024
It's worth mentioning that before presenting the award, Dion's song "That's the Way It Is" was playing, and Swift was observed dancing and singing along.
After Swift's win for Album of the Year, the two superstars shared a sweet exchange backstage. Cameras captured Swift beaming with happiness as she warmly embraced Dion.
Dion has kept a low profile in the past year due to her diagnosis of stiff person syndrome. Just recently, the Grammy winner announced that her health journey will be documented in her upcoming film "I Am: Celine Dion."
The 2024 Grammys, hosted by comedian and former "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah for the fourth consecutive year, were broadcast live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The event was available to watch on CBS and various streaming platforms.
SZA led the nominations with nine nods, while stars like Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Olivia Rodrigo, and Victoria Monet were also contenders for awards. Performances featured Dua Lipa, Luke Combs, Joni Mitchell, and more.
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