According to the Daily Mail, Ferguson revealed he gave a pep talk to Nyong’o before she collected the acclaimed prize of best supporting actress for her role as Patsey in best film winner 12 Years A Slave.
“I was in Row E, so it was good,” said Fergie, stopping for a chat on the red carpet to BBC Radio 5Live.
“I had a good seat. I’ve seen most of the stars but didn’t speak to any of them. I spoke to some the night before at a party in Beverley Hills. I was chatting to Lupita [Nyong’o] and wished her all the best and she won,” he added.
When he stepped down after 27 years in charge of champions United, Ferguson revealed he had a list of things he wanted to see and do with a trip to the Academy awards, right up there with his cruise around the Scottish Isles.
“I’m retired and I’ve got time on my hands now,” he said adding, “I spoke to my lawyer and he said, “you must go to the Oscars sometime,” so I got this opportunity.