Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 86th Annual Academy Awards last night in Los Angeles, and the audience and viewers at home were treated to fantastic musical performances, memorable speeches, and crazy antics from Ellen and her superstar friends a like. Here’s a look back at the top 5 moments from the 2014 Oscars.
5. J. Law Falls Again
Will this be an annual Oscars thing? Jennifer Lawrence, while looking absolutely stunning in a red strapless dress, took another tumble at the Oscars, this time on the pre-awards red carpet. Like a true champ though, she recovered and still looked flawless.
4. Pizza Delivery
With the help of the delivery guy from LA’s Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria and Brad Pitt, Ellen ordered and handed out pizza to hungry celebrities. Ellen forgot her wallet and used Pharrell’s hat to collect money from the stars to cover the bill.
The biggest question on everyone’s mind though was of course: how was the pizza?
3. Ellen wins Best Tweet, breaks Twitter record
It was the tweet retweeted around the world. Over 2 million times to be exact. Ellen’s selfie with the stars broke the Twitter record for being the most retweeted tweet of all time. To top that record, the tweet also brought down Twitter for minutes.
2. 12 Years a Slave wins big
“Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup,” said John McQueen, director of the now Oscar winning “12 Years A Slave.” The film beat out some heavy competition to take home the statue for Best Picture.
In his acceptance speech for the film, he added, “This is for all the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still endure slavery today.”
1. Leo gets snubbed, Matthew McConaughey wins best actor
For the fourth consecutive time, Leonardo Dicaprio heard his name listed for Best Actor but walked away from the Grammy’s statue less. The “Wolf of Wall Street” star lost out to Hollywood heartthrob Matthew McConaughey for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Leo’s used to being snubbed by now, but judging from his reaction, he would have rather won an Oscar:
The internet was prepared for this moment, however:
Will Leo ever win an Oscar?
-Daiyaan Colbert, CBS Radio Intern