Surprisingly, I really enjoyed The Oscars this year. yes, Neil Patrick Harris was no Ellen, but as a whole, I thought that the whole award show was enjoyable. There were many brilliantly executed moment, tear-jerking moments, and wtf moments, but that’s what made it all so entertaining. And hey, I got to live-tweet for the first time! Woohoo!
Here are my favorite moments from the 2015 Oscars:
The Polish Director who gave zero you-know-whats about the cue music
Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech…
…and subsequently, Meryl’s standing ovation
John Travolta Face-Touching Idina Menzel
The LEGO Movie music performance
The surprise and delight that was Lady Gaga singing The Sound of Music
And Julie Andrews making an appearance
All the tears that were shed at the “In Memoriam” segment
Graham Moore’s emotional acceptance speech
These moments made The Oscars so grand for me, and I’m glad I got to experience it live.
As far as live-tweeting goes, it was a lot of fun. I know that The Oscars are a big event to live-tweet, but being a part of it made me feel like I was a part of the action. One moment, I was posting a tweet, and then the next The Academy’s Twitter page was posting a tweet about the winner of some award. It was a surreal experience for me. Everything is so instant, unlike traditional journalism, where we wait to hear the next day the reaction from a more trusted voice speak about an event. I don’t think tweeting will ever replace traditional journalism, but will be a more light-hearted, public-dominated, and sometimes grammatically incorrect extension. But, either way, I enjoyed live-tweeting, and I enjoyed the fact that my first live-tweeting event was during The Oscars.
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