2015 Academy Awards Roundup: And The Winner of Most Boring Awards Show Of The Year Goes To…
Neil Patrick Harris: I love you, but you were just dreadful last evening, despite your brief stint (no pun intended) in your underwear. Patricia Arquette totally rocked out major girl power. Gaga wore strange red gloves and then surprised the hell out of people later when she totally nailed an entire medley from The Sound of Music. People were uncontrollably bored as a whole. That essentially captures the highlights of last evening’s Academy Awards ceremony, which dragged on and on and on and on. The show finally came to life during a rousing performance of “Glory” by John Legend and Common during the last hour of the night, and the aforementioned Gaga number. Here, to save you the trouble of watching the first two and a half hours of the show on your DVR before things got really good, are our picks for the good, the bad, and the ugly of the night.
Giuliana Rancic from E! Network: People were raving about her red carpet look:
— ANN7 (@ANN7tv) February 22, 2015
America Fererra: She stunned in her gorgeous emerald dress at the awards:
— Daily Mail Femail (@Femail) February 22, 2015
Lupita in her 6,000 Pearls: That’s how many were incorporated in her draw-dropping gown:
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) February 23, 2015
Patricia Arquette’s Speech Took Us To Church: Her rallying call for gender equality in America was met with a thunderous applause, and Meryl Streep and J-Lo going crazy in the audience:
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) February 23, 2015
Meryl = all of us pic.twitter.com/Gn2MFHIXAp
— BuzzFeed Celeb (@BuzzFeedCeleb) February 23, 2015
That Lego Number Was Horrible (more on that later), But Those Lego Oscar Statues Were Awesome:
— Ryan Westbrooks (@rwest80) February 23, 2015
John Legend and Common: Both men, who won Best Song for “Glory,” very openly addressed the ongoing racial tensions in the country after a rousing performance of their song that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house:
— Nightline (@Nightline) February 23, 2015
Lady Gaga’s The Sound of Music Tribute: I’ll openly admit that I was in tears after Gaga shocked the hell out of just about everyone by singing an utterly gorgeous medley from the iconic movie musical celebrating 50 years. The icing on the cake? Julie Andrews emerging out of nowhere to hug her at the end:
THAT WAS AMAZING. GAGA!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/dNMrj9HNZe
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 23, 2015
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) February 23, 2015
Neil Patrick Harris: His humor just did not translate well to the evening’s festivities. So many of his jokes fell flat and he just felt out of place. His purposely awkward stint in his underwear was about as alive as he got all evening. The interwebs unfortunately agreed:
Neil Patrick Harris is what happens if every insufferable theater kid were to pick the right Powerball numbers
— Future Exile 2016 (@Bro_Pair) February 23, 2015
Neil Patrick Harris is such an entertaining host in theory
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) February 23, 2015
Twist ending: NPH is dead.
— Jocelyn Plums (@FilthyRichmond) February 23, 2015
— SandyLeeTV (@SandyLeeTV) February 23, 2015
If great jokes are in that box somebody open it
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) February 23, 2015
The Back of Marion Cotillard’s Dress: Let’s have this Twitter status summarize our thoughts on it:
Marion Cotillard is dressed as the moon (which she does not believe we landed on, icymi).
— Connor Goldsmith (@dreamoforgonon) February 22, 2015
Marion Cotillard pic.twitter.com/JqYeyIUIyG
— Gabriela Varas (@lagabivaras) February 22, 2015
Lady Gaga’s Red Gloves: Why?!? This after I named her “Best Dressed” at the Grammy’s a few weeks ago (and that AMAZING performance from The Sound of Music):
— AfterEllen.com (@afterellen) February 23, 2015
Oprah Didn’t Dig NPH’s Joke:
— Ryan Brockington (@RyBrockington) February 23, 2015
Yes, J-Lo Tripped On Her Dress: Here’s the GIF to prove it:
— Aaron Hartzler (@aaron007) February 23, 2015
The Rain: It really wasn’t raining that hard, but you would have thought half of these celebrities were the Wicked Witch of the West given how they were flinching over the sprinkles (and those giant umbrellas…!).
Jimmy Kimmel Wearing Jeans: Yeah, the Internet didn’t dig that either:
— Darryl Alber (@hkcollectibles) February 23, 2015
is that jimmy kimmel i kind of want to punch him in the face
— hey savannah (@pizzapopniall) February 23, 2015
— Taryn Southern (@TarynSouthern) February 23, 2015
Joan Rivers NOT on the “In Memoriam” Video: As she was would say, “Can we talk?”
I would *love* to hear the Joan Rivers routine about getting left out of the In Memoriam reel.
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 23, 2015
Joan Rivers was left out of the In Memoriam because she is still technically younger than most of the jokes in this telecast.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) February 23, 2015
The “Everything Is Awesome” Performance: What a strange, absolutely tragic, hot mess:
#TheOscars2015 If "Everything Is Awesome"from The Lego Movie wins for Best Song, Rogers and Hammerstein will die for a second time.
— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) February 23, 2015
— Regal Cinemas (@RegalMovies) February 23, 2015