Iowans You Knew (And Might Not Have Known) Were At the 2022 Oscars

The Academy Awards is inarguably one of the biggest nights in Hollywood. During the 2022 awards show, some of the stars that lit up the red carpet called Iowa home.

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Ashton Kutcher

The Cedar Rapids native was essentially just arm-candy at the March 27th ceremony. Ashton Kutcher showed up on the arm of his wife and former co-star Mila Kunis. Kunis was pretty in pink in a silk gown by Zuhair Murad, according to Yahoo.

Kutcher killed it in an elegant black tux.

While Kunis was not a nominee, she was actually invited to introduce country-star Reba McEntire. Before ushering in the redhead's performance of the Oscar-nominated song "Somehow You Do," Mila made some classy comments about the war in Ukraine.

"Recent global events have left many of us feeling gutted," the star said in her brief speech.

"One cannot help but be in awe of those who find strength to keep fighting through an unimaginable darkness."

Kutcher's wife is Ukrainian, and her family left the country when she was just a little girl. The couple has been working tirelessly to support Ukraine. So far, they have raised around $30 million to help out Ukrainian refugees.

Jason Momoa

The Iowan turned superhero kind of charmed everyone throughout the night.

Momoa grew up in Norwalk, Iowa and now he's a frequent guest on the red carpet. The Aquaman star was a presenter at Sunday evening's award show. He was presenting the award for Best Sound Design and got the internet talking about his well-timed burp.

Another highlight of the night was the somewhat awkward patdown that the star got from host Regina Hall.

The star did chime in on the 'slap heard around the world' after the awards show wrapped up.

Staci Roberts-Steele

This Iowa woman literally rubbed elbows with big names like Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio during the pandemic. Roberts-Steele is one of the co-producers of the Oscar-nominated film "Don't Look Up" that stars other big names like Jennifer Lawrence and Jonah Hill.

The film was nominated for several awards including; Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, and Original Score.

The Des Moines native also acted in this star-studded film. She played one of the President's assistants Linda Dicalio. Roberts-Steele also hosts the podcast about the production of the film and what went into making it, it's called The Last Movie Ever Made.

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