Anyone else suffering from an Oscars hangover? Seriously, so much to talk about! Even disregarding the fashion, the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted event was a night to remember. Whether you got a chance to watch it live, or missed all the action, here’s a GIF cheat sheet to the 86th Annual Academy Awards’ most memorable moments:
Before the ceremony even began, Jennifer Lawrence, keeping true to tradition, took a huge spill in front of an audience. (Click here to see the graceful fall.)
Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club and had one of the most humbling and beautiful acceptance speeches of all time, giving a major shout-out to the #1 woman in his life: his mother. “I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream.”
As for Best Supporting Actress,
Queen Lupita Nyong’o snagged the trophy for her role in 12 Years A Slave. If you didn’t tear up during her speech, you’re clearly devoid of emotion. “When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
We’ve come to the conclusion that Ellen should be at the helm of everything. Not only is she the funniest person alive, but she’s also a great hostess; she even had pizza delivered! (Oh, what we would’ve given to be that delivery guy.)
Selfie of the Millennium! Twitter literally broke as over 2.5 million people retweeted the following photo featuring (part of) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o & her brother, and Angelina Jolie:
Even though Idina Menzel was meant to perform “Let It Go” from Frozen, the world was introduced to a new act; her name is Adele Dazeem. (You had one job, John Travolta!)
As sad as memoriams are in general, fans of Cory Monteith were saddened and/or pissed that the Glee actor was left out of the on-air tribute.
— Sweeter Theatre Blog (@sweetertheatre) March 3, 2014
— Hi 5sos (@sophiastyles1D) March 3, 2014
Not impressed that the oscars completely ignored @CoryMonteith's death. Not cool
— Tiana (@tjaneadele) March 3, 2014
Pharrell added a little extra ‘happy’ to his performance as he got everyone from Lupita to Meryl to Amy Adams to dance with him.
The Wizard of Oz turns 75 this year! So the Oscars paid tribute with a P!nk rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Too bad Ellen was a little late to the party.
The last award went to Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club), and his speech included a major throwback to his first-ever movie role in Dazed and Confused. “All right, all right, all right,” he proudly concluded, which was the signature line from the film.
ICYMI, Ellen DeGeneres’ opening monologue was AH-mazing: