Oscars 2015 Recap

Monday, February 23, 2015

One thing about me: I love award season. Sundays during the first fews months of the year are for lounging on the couch to critique outfits and eat all the snacks and admire the glamour. I usually like to predict the winners, but this season snuck up on me and I didn't see very many of the nominated movies. Still, you can bet your bottom dollar I watched the Oscars last night, and I've got a few favorites!

They say the best things come in threes. I'm not sure how true that is but let's go with it because I've got three categories of Oscar favorites, each with three moments or items. Three, three, weee! Ok, weird. Getting on with on it.
Oscar 2015 best dresses
For the record, I feel like all last night's dresses were just stunning, and everyone chose looks that worked perfectly for them. These three just slayed me.

Zoe Saldana Draped Simplicity
Let's take a moment of silence for Zoe Saldana and the fact that despite having a twins just two months ago, she showed up to the red carpet looking like that. And her figure never looked better. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am.

Jennifer Lopez's Beaded Perfection
I might have actually gasped aloud when I saw JLo in this beautiful, princess gown. No, not princess. Queen. With just the right amount of volume and the beautiful appliques cascading from the waistline, it was instantly my favorite of the night.

Rosamund Pike's Laced in Desire
I have not seen the movie (don't ask! I know, but I haven't read the book yet), but this dress seemed like the perfect ensemble to accept a first Oscar in. The cinch in the waist, rounded neckline and deep slit in the front made Rosamund a walking bombshell.
New BFFs JLo & Meryl Streep 
I had no idea they were seated next to each other until the camera cut to this moment.
My new favorite GIF. For real.
As Patricia Arquette took the opportunity to address gender equality during her acceptance speech, the two ladies showed some solidarity! I'm not sure if this was before or after the BFF selfie above but I love em both.  

Glory wins Best Original Song
I thought I was a puddle of tears after the performance, but then Common and John Legend won the Oscar for "Glory". And then Common delivered this line an stage with the Oscar in his hands: "...built on hope, welded with compassion and elevated by love for all human beings." Not only is Common a lyrical genius, a talented wordsmith... here I go crying again.

A Plea for Being Different
After telling the crowd that he tried to commit suicide at 16, Graham Moore (Best Adapted Screenplay, The Imitation Game) pleads with any kid listening to "stay weird, stay different". It reminded me of one of the most important things a creator needs to hear: the world needs to hear your story; don't give up.
Oscar 2015 weirdest moments
Everything is Awesome performance
It's really not. To preface this, I really like Tegan and Sara. But this was just weird. It was like the lego store exploded on the stage and all I could think was "save the children!" Just weird, man. And not that weird-but-awesome Lady Gaga kind of way. (Her performance was wonderful by the way).

Creepy John Travola 
First there's this picture of him creepily photobombing/kissing Scarlet Johansson and if that wasn't enough, he got really hands-y with Idina Menzel on stage as he apologized for mispronouncing her name last year. Just, no.

Awkward Annie joke
Now I love Neil Patrick Harris - his Oscar opening performance this year made me all kinds of happy - but what was with the Annie joke? NPH claims that everything sounds better in an accent and after announcing that the year said goodbye to movie franchises we love, he had British actor David Oyelowo read: "We saw the last ever Hobbit movie, the last ever Night at the Museum movie, and the last-ever attempt to remake Annie." It just felt like a low blow.

I guess you could say those were my most memorable Oscar moments from this year's award show. Did you watch last night? Leave your thoughts on it in the comments below!


  1. I skipped the show but looks like it was fabulous!

  2. Thanks for the recap! I didn't watch the Oscars but I love looking at all the fancy gowns! That GIF with JLo and Meryl is now my fav as well! I love it!

  3. I didn't watch it, award shows aren't my jam. Rosamund looks amazing (I haven't seen the movie either, she'll always be Jane to me!) though that split isn't my jam. Seriously, Jennifer Lopez's dress is gorgeous, if not a bit cleavage-y for me, and Zoe just had twins? hot damn! Why is John Travolta being weird? Awkward...

  4. JLo and Zoe looked AMAZING! I hosted a viewing party but I barely got to see anything since I was so busy being in host mode!

  5. Totally agree with your weird, WTH moments. The lego performance was sooo awkward! I couldn't remember if I was watching the Oscars or the Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards and someone was about to get slimmed. So odd!

  6. I love award season as well. Cant believe I missed piece of this. But Zoe and Jlo killed it!! Just killed it!

  7. Common's acceptance speech gave me goosebumps and tears. John Legend too. But Common speaks so eloquently with so much conviction and sincerity. Plus, he deserved his own category for best dressed man!

  8. I'm not a JLo fan, but I must admit that she did look stunning in that dress. As for Zoe Saldana and Rosamund Pike - they were just incredibly beautiful and (almost annoyingly) perfect.

    "Glory" winning Best Original Song was one of my favorite moments, too. And when I saw how David Oyelowo was in tears after Common's and John Legend's performance, I almost lost it! I haven't seen the movie but my brother said he was incredible in it and that he deserved an Oscar for his performance.

    And of course, I loved Graham Moore's speech. I wanted to tell everyone, see it's okay to be weird, to be different! It can win you an Oscar. :)

  9. 100% agree with Jennifer Lopez, the woman is aging backwards lol!! I am so happy I missed the John Travolta moment - he just keeps getting weirder and weirder! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  10. I'm so glad you mentioned the Everything is Awesome performance. It was so weird! and I feel like everyone just ignored and pretended it didn't happen.

  11. You covered this so well! J. Lo is flawless in that dress for sure. ;)

  12. I only caught a few bits and pieces as awards shows tend to bore me to death -- but I love this wrap-up of yours! I adoreddd Zoe and J. Lo's looks, and I didn't see Rosamund but wow she does look fabulous.

    I've really gotta go and watch the Glory performance & Common's acceptance speech. That makes my heart swell. John Legend...Common's multi-talented self... yeah let me stop loafing and watch that now.

    I would have been weirded out by Everything is Awesome too, but it goes along with the LEGOLAND movie -- which was definitely an eccentric, but entertaining, film.

    The Annie Joke had my roomies and I like BRUH WHET!?

    xo, Kristen | peachesbeachesandurbanistas.com


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