Recap of the 2015 Academy Awards with GIFs!

Oh, Oscars. How long and boring you’ve gotten. Plenty of people are going to point fingers at 2015 host Neil Patrick Harris, but it’s not his fault. I mean, he won’t go down in history as one of the best, but he wasn’t bad by any means. 

The issue is the show itself. Three-and-a-half hours long is ridiculous, even when there are performances to break up the monotony of speeches and rich people handing other rich people golden statues. The Academy and the show’s producers need to shake this shit up before they lose more viewers. Hell, the industry in general needs to get with the times before the inevitable death of the “movie theater.” But that’s another story for another time. Let’s talk this year’s best (and awkward) moments with GIFs!

Out of all of the “bits” Neil Patrick Harris did, the Birdman joke was the best. Okay, fine. It’s only because he was in tighty whities.

Oscars 2015 GIF NPH

Speaking of NPH’s jokes, David Oyelowo had some thoughts.

David Oyelowo GIF Oscars 2015

Tegan & Sara performed “Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie with The Lonely Island, during which Will Arnett (who played Lego Batman) appeared to sing his “Darkness” song with QuestLove. Oh, and Oprah got really excited when she got a Lego Oscar.

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Boyhood‘s Patricia Arquette used her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress to promote wage equality for women, which is ballsy and awesome since the Academy and Hollywood are mostly male. Plus, Meryl Streep and J-Lo were like “GET IT, GIRL.”

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“Adele Dazeem” (Idina Menzel) and “Glom Gazino” (John Travolta) joked about Travolta’s slip-up last year, which was hilarious. And then Travolta got weird with Menzel’s face because he’s Travolta.

Idina Menzel John Travolta at Oscars 2015

The best musical performances of the night included John Legend and Common’s “Glory” from Selma, which rightfully took home Best Original Song (and made David Oyelowo and Chris Pine cry), as well as a wowing tribute to The Sound of Music by Lady Gaga, who was later thanked by the original Maria, Julie Andrews, onstage.

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Eddie Redmayne beat out Michael Keaton for Best Actor and was adorably excited. And despite losing, Michael Keaton was totally humble when helping accept Birdman‘s Best Picture win.

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As for how I did with my predictions, let’s take a look!

Best Picture = NAILED IT

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best Actor = NAILED IT

  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress = NAILED IT

  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night
  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actor = NAILED IT

  • Robert Duvall, The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress = NAILED IT

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Laura Dern, Wild
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Director = NAILED IT

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Original Screenplay = WELL, SHIT

  • Boyhood, Richard Linklater
  • Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy
  • Foxcatcher, E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

Best Adapted Screenplay = WELL, SHIT

  • The Imitation Game, Graham Moore
  • Whiplash, Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”
  • The Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten
  • American Sniper, Jason Hall
  • Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Original Score = WELL, SHIT

  • Interstellar, Hans Zimmer
  • The Imitation Game, Alexandre Desplat
  • The Theory of Everything, Johann Johannsson
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat
  • Mr. Turner, Gary Yershon

Best Original Song = NAILED IT

  • “Glory” – Selma, John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • “Lost Stars” – Begin Again, Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois
  • “Everything Is Awesome” – The LEGO Movie, Shawn Patterson
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • “Grateful” – Beyond the Lights, Diane Warren

Best Animated Feature Film = NAILED IT

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Cinematography = NAILED IT

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Mr. Turner
  • Unbroken

Best Production Design = WELL, SHIT

  • Into the Woods
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Interstellar
  • The Imitation Game
  • Mr. Turner

Best Film Editing = WELL, SHIT

  • Boyhood
  • Whiplash
  • The Imitation Game
  • American Sniper
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Visual Effects = WELL, SHIT

  • Interstellar
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Costume Design = WELL, SHIT

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Mr. Turner

Best Makeup and Hairstyling = NAILED IT

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

If you’re wondering how well I did by numbers: NAILED IT (10), WELL, SHIT (7). I didn’t do as well as I did last year, but I nailed the “big six”—Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture—so that’s definitely a win in my book (because those are the ones people care about).

See a complete list of Academy Award winners here.

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