From the glamour, glitz, and awe of the red carpet to Ellen DeGeneres’ witty one-liners and interactions with the celebrities, the 86th annual Academy Awards were full of charm and revelations. A night dedicated to our favorite actors and actresses, gripping cinema, and breathtaking fashion, style is a night not to be missed, at least not to us genies.
If you missed the award show, don’t fret; I’m here to give you a detailed review of the dazzling event, with a dash of commentary from, yours truly.
Let’s start with a “who got the gold” recap. The final unveiling of the awards caused both shock and agreement. Here are the results from this year’s Oscars ceremony:
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Costume Design: Great Gatsby
Best Directing: Gravity
Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Documentary Short Subject: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Film Editing: Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty
Best Makeup and Hairstyle: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Original Score: Gravity
Best Original Song: Frozen
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot
Best Live Action Short Film: Helium
Best Sound Editing: Gravity
Best Sound Mixing: Gravity
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Let’s Talk Oscars:
One of my favorite red carpet moments was Jennifer Lawrence’s tumble. Let’s just say, it wouldn’t have been the Oscars if J Law didn’t wipe out at some point.
After tripping on an orange cone only moments after arriving at the show, she smiled, laughed and continued to look flawless.
Kate Hudson and Lupita Nyong’o tied for best dressed in my book. From their makeup and hair to their dress choice, they nailed it.
Shout-out to these handsome actors as well for looking quite dapper at the show.
Finally, we can’t forget about how social media played a role. DeGeneres was tweeting and posting pictures during her airtime. Including this snapshot, which has been dubbed “selfie of the year.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, this tweet “broke Twitter;” it actually “knocked the service offline for a few minutes before recovering.” DeGeneres was quoted, “We got an email from Twitter and we crashed and broke Twitter. We have made history.” Not only that, this tweet is now the most retweeted ever. The Tribune noted that DeGeneres’ tweet easily “surpassed the record set by U.S. President Barack Obama’s “Four More Years” re-election victory shot.”
The entire show, from red carpet interviews to DeGeneres ordering pizza mid-show, was full of hilarity and of course, pleasant surprises; DeGeneres’ opening killer monologue, the acceptance speeches from Leto and Nyong’o, and the fantastic performances by U2, Pink, Pharrell and Bette Midler, to name a few.
Now that you’ve seen the results of the awards, what are your thoughts?