So I took one for the team and watched today’s Oscars ceremony so you didn’t have to. Ahh, who the hell am I kidding?! Awards season are my addiction, and the Oscars my drug of choice. The theme for the night was inspiration and I was HERE FOR IT. Especially when it meant that Michael J Fox appeared out of a god damn Delorean on stage and I lost my tiny mind.
I’ve whittled down more of the total awesomeness of today’s ceremony to bring you five things you need to know:
1. Can’t Stop the Feeling
Justin Timberlake opened the show with his catchy-as-hell Oscar-nominated tune “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and got the crowd on their feet as dancers popped out of the aisles in the perfect way to kick off the show. Celebs like Keith and Nicole, Taraji P Henson and Brie Larson were all seen singing and dancing but the real highlight was watching Justin step down from the stage and dance his way over to his gorgeous wife, Jessica Biel. #swoon
2. Host with the most
Jimmy Kimmel absolutely SLAYED as host. His well-documented faux-feud with Matt Damon continued, as Kimmel poked fun at the fact that instead of the Oscar-nominated “Manchester By The Sea”, Damon chose to star in ‘a Chinese-ponytail’ movie “Great Wall” – ‘smooth move, dumbass’. Kimmel then live tweeted Donald Trump, hilariously acknowledged a ‘highly overrated and undeserved’ Meryl Streep and delivered tiny parachutes filled with candy and cookies from the sky for the hungry celebs below.
But arguably his best moment came when he introduced a bunch of randoms fresh off a tour bus to the Hollywood A-listers sitting in the Dolby Theatre. The stunned group found themselves shaking hands with the likes of Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep, led by Chicago couple Gary & Vicki who stole the show as they met and took selfies with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Denzel Washington. The group seemed surprisingly calm through it all, but Vicki’s reaction when she comes face-to-face with Ryan Gosling as she clutched at her selfie stick was ALLLLL of us.
3. Award-winning debacle
Warren Beatty seemed to be mugging for time and for the camera when he drew out the announcement for Best Picture, before finally letting his co-presenter Faye Dunaway do the honours of announcing “La La Land” as the winner. Only…. It wasn’t. In the biggest Oscars clusterfuck I have EVER seen, the “La La Land” producers were midway through their heartfelt acceptance speeches when nervous looking stage managers appeared, snatching at the envelope as confused winners noticed the kerfuffle. “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz then stepped forward to clarify: “NO, there’s a mistake – “Moonlight”, you won Best Picture. This is not a joke.”
Beatty then tried to justify the colossal cock-up, maintaining that he’d been handed the wrong envelope, which was the one for Emma Stone’s win… which Emma later debunked in the press room following the awards, saying that her envelope was in her hand on stage THE ENTIRE TIME. The investigation continues but I’m betting some biatch be getting FIRED over this #controversy
What a way to end the show!! Congratulations to all the winners – I’m sure you made your mums proud.
Did you watch the Oscars today? What was your highlight?