Tis the time of year for a quick Oscars recap. I’m going to go ahead and say Neil Patrick Harris was a great performer but one-liner jokes are best left to the pros. Between all the face-touching and whitey-tightie wearing, here are a few top moments:
1. Best Dressed: Margot Robbie, Anna Kendrick and Cate Blanchett. Also Eddie Redmayne, for he can do no wrong.
When it comes to awards shows, I love a simple, elegant (not to mention, realistic) look. To these ladies, I salute you.
2. Best Acceptance Speech: Eddie Redmayne and Graham Moore.
Graham Moore reminded us why movies are important, why history is important and why words matter. The Chicago native addressed all of these things in his acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game. And Eddie Redmayne in his speech for Best Actor for The Theory of Everything, reminded us what a humble person looks like and why award shows are fun to watch: to see people succeed.
3. Best Reaction to an Acceptance Speech: Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.
After Patricia Arquette covered a million topics in her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood including equality in several facets ending with, “it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” Which resulted in a standing ovation and this GEM of a reaction:
4. Best Performance: Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music Tribute.
Crying real tears. No words. Bow down.
5. Best Red Carpet Discussion: Julianne Moore (Still Alice).
In a day in age where #AskHerMore is trending and the public urges reporters to ask more than, “what are you wearing,” Julianne Moore had a real discussion about dementia and Alzheimer’s all while rocking a stunning dress. Women, who knew!?
Just like the awards show, I have stayed too long. Until next year!