Last updated on Jan 27th, 2021 at 08:01 pm

Anele Mdoda flew South Africa’s flag high at the 2019 Academy Awards

The TV presenter hosted the Oscars red-carpet for M-Net and got to rub shoulders with Hollywood’s biggest stars

She wore a gorgeous custom-made dress by local designer Juan William Aria.

Some of the A-list celebrities Anele mingled with included Angela Basset and Javier Bardem.

“I asked him to give his wife a message,” Anele captioned a picture of Javier.

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She did not say what the message was, and it looks like you will just have to tune in to DStv’s channel 104 tonight to find out.

Anele also had a “moment” with Jennifer Hudson and Glenn Close, who was up for ‘Best Actress’, on the red-carpet.

The 947 Breakfast Club host bumped into her close friend, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah.

Anele was all smiles on the red-carpet but she revealed that her journey to the Oscars was not a smooth one

One member of her glam squad had an issue at customs while the other lost their passport!

“This Oscars trip was not without drama from someone in this picture getting detained at customs for two hours with my dresses to another losing their passport and posing a real threat of not getting accreditation,” she wrote on Instagram.

But Anele says that she couldn’t have done it without her team.

“It was all worthwhile and successfully pulled off because of you two YOUNG and talented people. @lunganig @neonontso_ you deserve a raise. It’s awkward cause it won’t be from me, speak to HR. There is no HR. #oscars2019,” she added/

 

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Yes it happened…but what happened when it happened #oscars2019 MNET 104. 20:30 tonight

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I asked him to give his wife a message. Tune into channel 104 tonight to hear what that message was. Javier Bardem #oscars2019

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