Wednesday, March 5, 2014

#TeenLinkNeedToKnowAwardShow The 86th Annual Academy Awards

The Oscars. The Academy Awards. Film’s biggest night. Whatever you call it, it’s a pretty big deal. Hollywood’s biggest movie actors were all there, decked out in the finest from Givenchy to Gucci and Prada to Posen. Ellen hosted, ordered pizza, took some “average” selfies, and you know just kinda BROKE TWITTER (no really she did). It was the most watched Oscars telecast since 2005, and the most watched Entertainment program since the “Friends” finale… why you ask? Let’s recap the 2014 Academy Awards.

Best dressed: 

Portia De Rossi looked flawless in this Naeem Khan ivory lace gown. The halter-top and detailed lace made the dress uber fabulous and feminine. Even though she is best known simply for being Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, she has a style all of her own. Even though Portia, an actress herself, was not nominated that night, she definitely looked Oscar worthy.

Best dressed couple: 

Humanitarians by day, hot couple by night! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie looked stunning as a pair on the red carpet. Angelina looked gorgeous in an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown, along with 42 carat diamond earrings. Brad looked dapper in his Tom Ford tux and bow tie.  Brangelina strikes again!

Best acceptance speech: 

Two speeches definitely stood out among the rest at the show on Sunday. Jared Leto won best supporting actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and gave an inspiring speech, thanking his mom and brother and saying “those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you love, tonight I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.” Such kind words from a newcomer to the Oscars stage. Speaking of newcomers, Lupita Nyong'o, who won best supporting actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave (which snagged best picture) also had some uplifting words for the crowd… and the world. "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."

Best OMG moment: 

If there was a BeyoncĂ© of selfies, this would be it. Ellen rounded up her favorite celebs to take a star-studded selfie. Smiles galore, the pic was complete with actors Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, and more. Ellen posted the picture to Twitter with the caption “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best picture ever. #oscars” The selfie got over 2 million retweets in the first hour of being posted, the most retweets ever of any tweet! Ellen claims that the pic “broke Twitter”, which is actually somewhat true, as the site shut down for a few minutes after it was posted. Go Ellen and her selfie of the century!

Most awkward moment: 

John Travolta, in all his plastic faced glory, was ready and excited to introduce Idina Menzel for her performance of “Let It Go” from the animated feature Frozen. But instead of saying her actual name, the only thing he could get out was Adele Dazeem. Seriously? ADELE DAZEEM?! You could almost hear the entire globe simultaneously sigh/hysterically laugh.

Oh and there was pizza… plenty of it. Ellen ordered some for the crowd, and hilarity ensued. Jennifer scarfed down her piece, Leonardo was too nervous to find out the results of his Oscar nom that he simply had no time for food, and Jared was of course a gentleman and gave his slice to his adoring mother. All Jared Leto cares about is school, and his mom, and his friends… well mostly his mom.

That wraps up the #TeenLinkNeedToKnowAwardShow 2014 Oscars recap! I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for reading!