So, the Oscars happened Sunday night and, I’ve got to say, it was a pretty great show. Ellen DeGeneres was an absolutely delightful host, there were some solid musical numbers, a bunch of beautiful people won acting Oscars and gave lovely speeches, Brad and Angelina were there, Gravity didn’t win Best Picture, so all in all it was a great night for me.
However, all these “nice” moments weren’t what made the show so great for me. Sure, I like a moving speech and Matthew McConaughey’s “Alright alright alright” as much as anyone, but it was these five moments, in no particular order, that made say “Yep, this Oscar show is special.”
John Travolta has No Idea who Indina Menzel is.
Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to invite Travolta to the Oscars, anyway? When introducing the amazing, Indina Menzel, to sing the now Oscar winning song, “Let it Go”, Travolta introduced her as “Adele Dazeem”. Are you kidding?! A fuck ton of people who were nominated had hard to pronounce names, that’s why they have run-throughs for this shit so stuff like this doesn’t happen. I guess Johnny boy thought he was too good to ask how to pronounce someone’s name and ended up looking like a total jackass. It’s Battlefield Earth all over again.
The Pizza Guy
1) I love pizza and 2) I love when celebs are REAL, and last night, both occurred on-screen during the Oscars. Ellen joked about ordering pizza, but then guess what? She did! And the guy handing out pizza to some of the biggest stars in the world? A legit pizza guy who, before he got the order, had no idea he’d be on the Oscars! How cool is that?! Also, how great is this pic of Brad Pitt eating pizza?! Share with Angie, though, homegirl is getting gaunt.
Bill Murray’s Shout Out to Harold Ramis
Bill Murray, who usually makes me feel laugh-y feelings, made me feel feelings feelings last night when he paid tribute to long time friend and collaborator, Harold Ramis, who very recently passed away. Murray, who was presenting an award for best cinematography with Amy Adams, said after the nominees’ names were read, “Oh, we forgot one, Harold Ramis for Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day.” Awwww!
The Selfie that Broke Twitter
You can call it the selfie to end all selfies, and it may be the greatest picture ever taken. Ellen decided she wanted to take a selfie with some of the famous folks at the ceremony, so who popped in but Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong’o, Lupita’s brother, and Angelina Jolie. Ellen posted the pic and told the audience to re-Tweet it. To the surprise of no one, Twitter ended up crashing.
Jared Leto…That is all
And then Jordan Catalano won an Oscar…and looked like he hadn’t aged since he played Jordan Catalano. Wtf, right? Last night, Jared Leto and Pharrell Williams made me feel like I was in a weird time warp because those two DO NOT AGE! HOW ARE THEY IN THEIR 40s? But anyway, back to Jared. I have had a crush on Jared Leto for TWENTY years, which is a long ass time to keep a girl liking you. Maybe it’s because he is a wizard who hasn’t aged a day in those 20 years, maybe it’s because he’s actually really talented and beautiful and was the prettiest person at the Oscars last night (and Brangelina were there!). Either way, Jared Leto. Just Jared Leto. That is all.