Oscars 2015: anything but the movies
Funniest, sweetest, weirdest moments from the Academy Awards
Is anybody still watching the Oscars anymore? Yup, they are. And they’re tweeting, blogging, Instagramming about it, so you don’t have to sit through over three hours of famous people clapping for each other. Isn’t that nice? Thanks to these sacrificing souls, we are able to bring you some of the best Oscar 2015 moments, the ones these celebrities will be asked about in interviews till 2016 comes rolling around.
Lady Gaga cleans up good
Lady Gaga was positively wholesome. Watching her all smiling and glowing in a white gown as she belted The Hills Are Alive in a tribute to 50 years of The Sound of Music was surreal to begin with, but the voice—and Edelweiss—gets you in the end. She brought the weird on the red carpet, though, with those inexplicable gloves.
Topping JK Simmons
Joining Angelina Jolie’s leg in the league of dismembered celebrity appendages is the jaunty fedora perched on Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor (Whiplash) JK Simmons. Simmons may forever haunt our nightmares as the music teacher from hell, but the hat’s a funny guy.
Neil Patrick Harris, a brief interlude
In what has to be a first at the Oscars, the host of the evening stripped down to his tighty whiteys on stage in a spoof of Birdman, winner of four awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Our favourite part is the little hat-tip to that other Oscar favourite, Whiplash. You know a film has cemented its place in the pop culture pantheon when it’s parodied by Weird-Al Yankovich. Catchphrase of the year: ‘Not my tempo’.
More hugs on the red carpet!
The red carpet can be such a stressful place. You’re holding in your stomach, your shoes are murdering your toes and bloggers are going to be mean about you anyway. So it’s a nice little pick-me-up to see a friend. Emma Stone was grabbed and lifted in a bear hug by Jennifer Aniston and the result is a show of genuine affection that doesn’t care what the stylists think.
And the Oscar for Most Adorable Tumblr goes to…
Sophia, 4, and Sadie, 3, recreate scenes from Oscar-nominated films every year, with a little help from mom and photographer Maggie Storino. This is their fifth year and the girls love it a little more each time. They have just one problem, their mother says: “Sophia pointed out that there weren’t many girls in these films. Yes, even a four-year-old noticed that.”
WWJD or What would Jared do?
Jared Leto wore a fully lilac Givenchy suit with a baby pink carnation in his lapel and a bowtie. With flowing blonde-tipped hair and Pinterest board-worthy beard. And incredibly somehow, it all worked. He looks like a Wes Anderson movie personified: It’s weird but you are powerless to look away.
– Deepa Menon