The Academy has officially spoken. The Oscars, better known as the super bowl of awards shows, certainly did not disappoint when it aired on ABC this past Sunday, Mar. 2. Everyone’s favorite funny woman, Ellen Degeneres hosted the 210 minute ceremony. Kristin Dos Santo, television guru for E! News reported, “The 2014 Academy Awards had 43 million viewers and 12.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen.” Tons of laughs, pizza, “selfles”, and amazing red carpet fashion made this year’s big event an unforgettable one.
The stars were dressed to kill as they put on a brave face for the rainy weather and damp red carpet. Lets break down the red carpet’s most shocking moments!
White seemed to be the color of the Oscars, for men that is.
Ryan Seacrest, in his usual, Burberry, was one of many supporting a white tux. Jared Leto stunned everyone in a crisp white Saint Laurent tux with a red bowtie. The coverage of men’s wear can not end without mentioning the mouthwatering Matthew McConaughey, who also wore a jaw-dropping white Dolce and Gabbana tux.
As Joan Rivers said, “Pharrell we know you’re happy, but put some pants on!” The fashion lover flashed some leg, to say the least. He walked the carpet in a one-of-a-kind black Lanvin tux. Well, half of a tux, because he was actually wearing shorts. The surprises don’t stop there. The producer kept us talking when he performed his Grammy winning song, Happy, wearing his Twitter famous, pricey, Vivienne Westwood hat, but in black this time. Michael B. Jordan also looked dapper as ever in a detailed Givenchy tux and shoes.
Now, onto the women of Hollywood.
It was all about Lupita Nyong’o. The “12 Years of Slave” actress stole the red carpet and the show in a plunging, light blue Prada gown. Looking like Cinderella, she topped off her look with an adorable golden, diamond headband. She gushed about how she wanted a piece of home when choosing her gown and then described the shade of blue in her gown as “nairobi blue.”
Jennifer Lawrence not-so-gracefully made her way down the carpet. The American Hustle actress is making falling a trend of the Oscars. She fell, grabbing an unidentified person in front of her, almost knocking the both of them to the floor. “J Law” quickly laughed it off as she strutted the carpet in Dior.
Kerry Washington, supporting a fierce, deep red lip, looked breathtaking as she glowed down the red carpet in a lavender Jason Wu creation with her best accessory, her baby bump.
Kate Hudson turned heads in a magnificent, plunging white Versace gown that certainly made a statement.
In a strapless, black Dior number, Charlize Theron appeared flawless with a sparkling white diamond and her sleek, blonde pixie cut.
Even though she was not a nominee, Giuliana Rancic needs to be mentioned. The amazingly talented E! News girl was head-to-toe perfection in Paolo Sebastian princess-esque gown. The TV personality who was covering the Oscars for the one-and-only E!, was one of the most search gowns!
There was also a trend of sparkling nude colored gowns. Cate Blanchett, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Sally Hawkins were just a few of the A-listers supporting the popular trend. For the full coverage of the fashion on the red carpet go to eonline.com!
After the 86th Academy Awards it is pretty safe to say Ellen Degeneres should be invited back to host the awards show. The hilarious talk show host had pizza delivered right to the stars seats as Brad Pitt handed out plates. Portia de Rossi’s better half even broke a record with Twitter’s most retweeted selfie! Degeneres actually broke Twitter with her famous “selfie.” I was not able to use the popular social media site because of the insane amount of users on it at one time. With a completely memorized opening speech, to a few costume changes, the successful host certainly made the show one-to watch.
Highlighting on some of the biggest wins of the shocking night, Jared Leto took the first award of the night. The incredibly talented actor received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.” “Frozen” nabbed the Oscar for Animated Feature Film. With a standing ovation and a beautiful speech, post award, Lupita Nyong’o took the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years of Slave.” If you tuned into the E! Red Carpet, you caught the potential reason Jennifer Lawrence lost to Nyong’o. E! claims there is an old myth called “curse of the red dress.” They went on to explain how a woman wearing red has never won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The dreamy Matthew McConaughey grabbed the Oscar for Best Actor in “Dallas Buyer’s Club” and had a phenomenal speech to follow. Best Actress went to the ever-so-talented Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”, who jokingly told Julia Roberts to “suck it” in her witty, crowd-loving speech. Achievement in Directing went to Alfonso Cuaron for his work with “Gravity.” The long awaited award for Best Picture went to “12 Years of Slave” with a very emotional cast accepting the coveted Oscar. “Gravity” brought home the most awards of the night, while “American Hustle” went 0 for 10.
We already mentioned “J Law’s” infamous falling trend on the red carpet, but there was one more gag worthy moment that has everyone talking. John Travolta must have had trouble reading the teleprompter, or at least that is what we are trying to think. We didn’t know who to expect on stage to sing the Oscar-winning song “Let It go,” because Travolta completely said the wrong name. When introducing Idina Menzel, the Grease actor introduced someone we didn’t really know. Other moments not caught on camera during the awards show would be the many acts of “photo bombing” by your favorite stars. Notorious for her Taylor Swift photo-bomb this awards season, Jennifer Lawrence jokingly tried to steal Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar backstage. Nyong’o also was guilty of a photo bomb act when Jared Leto posed backstage, Oscar in hand and all.
Not a gag worthy moment, but a sad moment for some. The internet was not happy when Leonardo DiCaprio went home empty handed at the Oscars. E! News reveals “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been nominated five times and he has come up empty handed each and every time at the Academy Awards. Losing to Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor really stirred up some angry tweets from team Leo fans.
The Academy put together a beautiful tribute memoriam to the talented actors, actresses producers, and members of the industry who had unfortunately passed in 2013, while Bette Midler serenaded the crowd with “Wind Beneath my Wings.” Failing to mention many who have passed like Cory Monteith, Marcia Wallace, Phil Everly, and more, E! reveals, following the tribute was a message prompting viewers to go online to view the entire list.
It isn’t an awards show without some killer vocals. Pink, U2, Pharrell, Karen O, Idina Menzel, and Bette Midler all graced the stage to showcase their amazing voices. With tributes to “The Wizard of Oz,” “Frozen,” and much more, the performances were a few of the great moments that made the night one to remember.
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