Monday, February 23, 2015

Highlights from the 2015 Oscars

Favorite Speeches
Patricia Arquette’s speech was both heartfelt and stirring with her call to action for women’s rights in America.
To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America.”
Plus it garnered this reaction from Meryl Streep which says it all.
Graham Moore’s win for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game started off funny and lighthearted, but ended up being such a beautiful inspiration for everyone who feels out of place in life.
I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I'm standing here. I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along."

It’s always so refreshing and wonderful to watch an actor win the Oscar and be completely ecstatic about it. When Eddie Redmayne won his speech  began with pure excitement and gratitude:
"Thank you, thank you," he began. "Thank you to the Academy. I don't think I'm capable of articulating quite how I feel right now. I am fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man. This Oscar—wow!"
He then took the time to bring awareness to ALS and the Hawking Family whose story made it all possible- “Um, this Oscar... This belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family, Stephen, Jane, Jonathan, and the Hawking children.”

Favorite Bits
Common and John Legend performed “Glory” their Best Song Nominee from the film Selma that garnered not only a standing ovation, but brought the audience to tears. They then went on to win and give a very profound speech on inequality in America.
Neil Patrick Harris may be hearing mixed reviews on his hosting duties last night, but this Birdman bit made us laugh out loud. We especially love how Myles Teller jumped in on the action.

The Lego Movie wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Feature, but their musical number during the show definitely woke everyone up! It was a combination of music, famous faces, Lego Oscar statues, and pure awesomeness!

 Favorite Fashion Choices

Cate Blanchett in Martin Margiela Couture

David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana

Emma Stone in Elie Saab Houte Couture
Sophie Hunter in Lanvin with Benedict Cumberbatch 

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

Jennifer Aniston in Versace and Justin Theroux
 Joanna Newsom in Honor