Hollywood’s ultimate dream.

Ariana DeBose had the ultimate full-circle moment on the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards’ red carpet. 

The West Side Story actress is celebrating her first-ever nomination this year, and she couldn’t help but get emotional when CelebHomes Live from the SAG AwardsHost Laverne CoxReminded her about how far she had come since her accident You Believe You Can Dance days. 

“Already, I’m already crying,” Ariana, 31, said with a laugh after catching a glimpse of her trying out for the show at just 18. It’s incredible…This is the stuff of dreams.”

Ariana is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Anita in West Side StoryAlthough she is already an award-winning director, Steven SpielbergHis eyes lit up as he recognized her “charisma” and performance on several occasions.

“I still wonder if I’m being punked out just ’cause it doesn’t feel like a natural thing,” she told CelebHomes on the red carpet. He was warm, loving and kind from the first time I saw him.