The Academy Awards Ceremony has always been special. Be it the red carpet, the beautiful couples, their designer clothes or the Oscar trophies; the ceremonial evening is one that is dedicated to celebrations. Oscar 2015 was no different, and yet it was exceptional in its own way! Last night, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles was shining bright in the glitz and glamour, commemorating the movies of the past year.
If you happen to be one of those who have missed the show, here’s a chance to catch the top 5 highlights from the gala evening:
- The host: The grand evening, yesterday, was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. From cracking lamest jokes possible to stripping down to the minimal, he did it all. He not only celebrated Hollywood, but also, parodied it in the most subtle (not) ways possible! Pointing out to the ceremony’s “lack of diversity,” he kick-started the evening, saying “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest — I mean brightest!” Well, he did have a point, you know!
- Patricia Arquette: Oscar trophies are one thing, and the acceptance speeches, the other. The Oscar awards night is incomplete without those resonating speeches. Patricia was accredited with the Best Supporting Actress award for her feat in Boyhood. Her speech went something like this: “We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and women’s right for everyone in America.”
- Graham Moore: Winning his accolade for Best Screenplay for The Imitation Game, Moore stole the show with his speech. He addressed the audience saying, “When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself. I felt weird and different and felt like I didn’t belong. Now I’m standing here this is for any kid out there who doesn’t feel like they belong, because you do.” He continued, “Stay weird, stay different.”
- “Glory” from Selma: John Legend and Common performed on the song “Glory” from the movie Selma. This song also won the Best Original Song, last evening. The performance was so intense that it had the audience weeping. Common said, “Recently John and I got to go to Selma and perform on the bridge that Dr. King marched on 50 years ago. … It was once a landmark of a divided nation, now a symbol for change. … The spirit of this bridge was built on hope.”
- Lady Gaga: She, simply, stunned everybody present there as she sang songs from The Sound of Music. Her tribute was infallible as she hit all the notes, spot on.