Kanye West All Smiles at Hollywood Film Awards Before Kim Kardashian Proposal: Picture

Celebrity News Oct. 22, 2013 AT 11:40AM
Kanye West at the Hollywood Film Awards on October 21, 2013 Kanye West speaks onstage at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21, 2013, hours before proposing to Kim Kardashian Credit: Mark Davis/Getty

It was the beginning of a very very good night for Kanye West! Shortly before he proposed to Kim Kardashian in San Francisco, the rapper, 36, was hundreds of miles south in Hollywood to present the first trophy of the night at the Hollywood Film Awards. With guests like Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey and many others looking on, West was unusually cool, calm and serene presenting the Breakout Director Award to 12 Years a Slave helmer Steve McQueen.

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After quickly noting to the crowd that he planned to head back to San Francisco immediately after the show, the "Black Skinhead" emcee (in a black blazer and white shirt) tamely gushed about his love and respect for McQueen, whose film is one of the most acclaimed buzzed -bout of the season.

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Afterwards, West boarded a private jet and quickly headed to AT&T Park in San Francisco, where Kim was with family and friends (including sisters Kourtney and Khloe); he projected "PLEEESE MARRY MEEE!!!" on the stadium screen. A surprised and overjoyed Kardashian, celebrating her 33rd birthday that day, quickly said yes.

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The pair share daughter North West, 4 months.

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