Recap of the 2014 Academy Awards with GIFs

Last night, Ellen broke Twitter for about 15 minutes straight. So, you know, that’s pretty much the entirety of the 86th Academy Awards. Just kidding. There’s much more than that.

This is Ellen DeGeneres’ second time hosting. I personally think she’s a good option for the Oscars because she keeps it clean (which ABC and the mini-van majority love), and she’s sometimes so goofy that you can’t help but laugh at her shenanigans.

Ellen as Glinda at the Oscars 2014

Still, no host can ever host unscathed. Because people never just enjoy the show. There’s always something to complain about. “She’s not funny. She’s not even doing full jokes. She’s just doing weird things.” And you know what drives me nuts about this? People bitched about the exact opposite last year with Seth MacFarlane.

When Seth MacFarlane tried to do 20-minute joke segments, people were either mad because he was “offensive” (not really) or because his jokes were too long (not really). And then this year, people are mad because they thought Ellen didn’t do enough jokes? What do you want, people? Seriously. You don’t like musical numbers, you don’t like comedians, you don’t like bits about pizza (We’ll get to that). HAVE YOU NO ENJOYMENT OF THE SIMPLE THINGS?

Whatever. I liked it. Let’s look at some fun GIFs!

Ellen popped up between Leonardo DiCaprio and Sandra Bullock.

Ellen scares Leo at Oscars 2014

Pharrell performed “Happy” from Despicable Me 2And he danced with Lupita Nyong’o (who is a-freaking-dorable).

Lupita and Pharrell Happy 2014 Oscars

And Meryl Streep.

Meryl Streep and Pharrell Oscars 2014

And Amy Adams.

Amy Adams and Pharrell 2014 Oscars

At one point, Ellen grabbed a ton of celebrities for a selfie, offering viewers the chance to make it the most retweeted photo of all time.

Ellen Oscars Selfie

And this is why Twitter broke. 2.8 million retweets (so far). #winning

Oscar Selfie Breaks Records

Ellen also joked about ordering  pizza. And then she actually had pizza delivered. With a real pizza guy. And Brad Pitt helped hand it out.

Ellen Orders Pizza at the Oscars 2014

How much do you wish you were that slice of pizza?

Oscars 2014 Brad Pitt Pizza

And then Ellen was like, “Brad, cough up the pizza money.”
Oscars 2014 Ellen Pizza

John Travolta was clearly drunk on Xenu juice because he couldn’t even pronounce “Idina Menzel.”

John Travolta mess up Oscars

As for the night’s big wins? Cate Blanchett for Best Actress, Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor, and 12 Years A Slave for Best Picture.

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Now, as you may recall from my prediction post, I made my selections for who I thought would win with first and second guesses. For this post, I’ve ranked my guesses with either 1) Nailed It, 2) Missed It By That Much, or 3) Well, Shit. Please note: I didn’t include the entire list of Academy Awards nominees/winners.

Let’s take a look at how I did in each category.

Best Picture = NAILED IT

  • American Hustle
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Nebraska
  • Her

Best Actor = NAILED IT

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress = NAILED IT

  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor = NAILED IT

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
  • Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
  • Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Supporting Actress = NAILED IT

  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Director = NAILED IT

  • Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
  • Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
  • Alexander Payne, Nebraska
  • David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Original Screenplay = NAILED IT

  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Dallas Buyers Club

Best Adapted Screenplay = WELL, SHIT

  • Philomena
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Before Midnight
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Score = NAILED IT

  • Gravity
  • The Book Thief
  • Her
  • Philomena
  • Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original Song = NAILED IT

  • “Let It Go” – Frozen
  • “Ordinary Love” – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • “The Moon Song” – Her
  • “Happy” – Despicable Me 2

Best Animated Feature Film = NAILED IT

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • The Wind Rises

Best Costume Design = NAILED IT

  • American Hustle
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Invisible Woman
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup and Hairstyling = NAILED IT

  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • The Lone Ranger

Best Cinematography = NAILED IT

  • The Grandmaster
  • Gravity
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Prisoners

Best Production Design = MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH

  • American Hustle
  • Gravity
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Her
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Film Editing = NAILED IT

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects = NAILED IT

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

If you’re wondering how well I did by numbers: NAILED IT (15), MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH (1), WELL, SHIT (1). So, in other words, I killed it this year.

You can see a complete list of Academy Awards winners here.

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