Vanity Fair: That Awkward Hugh Grant Interview at the Oscars

Anne Marble
5 min readMar 15, 2023

If you watched “Countdown to the Oscars” on ABC this year, you saw the notoriously awkward interview between model Ashley Graham and Hugh Grant.

If you missed it, you may wonder why so many people were suddenly talking about a William Makepeace Thackeray novel.

The title page of the first issue of the serialization of Vanity Fair. The cover is notable for a canary-yellow color. The title states “Vanity Fair” with the subtitle “Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Society” with the author’s name listed as “By W. M. Thackeray.” Above the title is a black-and-white sketch showing someone standing on a barrel and addressing a small crowd.
This is not what I had in mind when I said I wanted to be on the cover of Vanity Fair. (Source: Wikimedia, public domain.)

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Anne Marble

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