SPOILER ALERT (IF YOU’VE GOT THE OSCARS ON YOUR DVR, STOP READING HERE!)
Here were some of last night's Oscar highlights:
Before the show even started JENNIFER LAWRENCE
had her SECOND OSCAR FALL in a row, when she wiped
out on the red carpet. And of course, ELLEN DEGENERES
called her out on it in her opening monologue.
As host, Ellen was . . . well . . . Ellen DeGeneres. And that's a good thing. She was funny without going overboard or trying too hard. (Check out her monologue here.)
She also took a star-studded selfie
(above) with Meryl Streep
, Julia Roberts
, Jared Leto
, Jennifer Lawrence
, Bradley Cooper
, Channing Tatum
, Kevin Spacey
, Brad Pitt
, Angelina Jolie
and Lupita Nyong'o
that almost immediately broke the record for most re-Tweets. By the time the Oscars ended, it had been re-Tweeted over TWO MILLION TIMES, and it actually crashed Twitter for a good twenty minutes. (Photo credit: www.twitter.com/TheEllenShow)
for Best Supporting Actor was basically a love letter to his mom. But he also spoke out for the people of Venezuela and the Ukraine, along with the millions who've died of AIDS.
introduced a montage of classic animated films, and tossed in his old "Dumb & Dumber"
quote, "I was WAY off." The sequel comes out in November.
And when BILL MURRAY
presented the Cinematography award with AMY ADAMS
, he ad-libbed a tribute
to HAROLD RAMIS
. After they named all the nominees, he said, quote, "Oh, we forgot one: Harold Ramis for "Caddyshack"
and "Groundhog Day"
dropped an "Alright alright alright" into his Best Actor acceptance speech. That's a callback to "Dazed & Confused"
. (Here's video.)
won Best Supporting Actress for "12 Years A Slave"
. The man who presented her with the award was CHRISTOPH WALTZ
. . . who won Best Supporting Actor last year for ANOTHER slavery movie,"Django Unchained"
introduced IDINA MENZEL
, who sang "Let It Go"
from the movie "Frozen"
. But he completely botched her name, calling her something that sounded like, "Adele Dazeem". (???) (Here's video.)
If you're into cult flicks, then this year's In Memoriam segment was for YOU. Tom "Billy Jack" Laughlin
, Jim "Black Belt Jones" Kelly
, legendary monster maker Ray Harryhausen
and Kung-Fu film producer Run Run Shaw
all made the montage.
Names that didn't make it included Cory Monteith
, Dennis Farina
, Jean Stapleton
and Jonathan Winters
. Although to be fair, none are particularly well known for movie work. (Check out the full list at Oscar.com.)