The Oscars Recap: My Favorite Moments from Hollywood’s Biggest Night

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

Seriously, you guys can go.
Seriously, you guys can go.

Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech…

I can dig it.
I can dig it.

…and subsequently, Meryl’s standing ovation

This is my reaction when someone suggests pizza for dinner.
This is my reaction when someone suggests pizza for dinner.

John Travolta Face-Touching Idina Menzel

PLEASE. STOP.
PLEASE. STOP.

The LEGO Movie music performance

DARKNESS. NO PARENTS.
DARKNESS. NO PARENTS.

The surprise and delight that was Lady Gaga singing The Sound of Music

Yes, Gaga, yes!
Yes, Gaga, yes!

And Julie Andrews making an appearance

All hail the Queen.
All hail the Queen.

All the tears that were shed at the “In Memoriam” segment

Richard Attenborough started it, and Robin Williams kept it going.
Richard Attenborough started it, and Robin Williams kept it going.

Graham Moore’s emotional acceptance speech

"Stay different, stay weird."
“Stay weird, stay different.”

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.

Don’t forget to follow me for more adventures in Twitter-land at @mckelodeon!

Image Credits:

Featured Image Orchestra, Patricia’s SpeechMerylBatman and Quest Love, Idina and John, Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews, In Memoriam, Graham Moore Quote

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