Sunday, January 25, 2015

VIDEOS: Everything you need to know about the 2014 Oscars

While some of you more self-respecting folks were busy figuring out who The Yellow King is on True Detective or doing literally anything else that might have been more productive than watching the boring marathon that was the 2014 Academy Awards. In case you're interested in pretending that you watched the ceremony, here's everything you need to know about the 2014 Oscars. SPOILER ALERT: It's not a lot.

VIDEOS: Everything you need to know about the 2014 Oscars

Jordan Strauss/AP

While some of you more self-respecting folks were busy figuring out who The Yellow King is on True Detective or doing literally anything else that might have been more productive than watching the boring marathon that was the 2014 Academy Awards. In case you're interested in pretending that you watched the ceremony, here's everything you need to know about the 2014 Oscars. SPOILER ALERT: It's not a lot.

Ellen hosted the Oscars for the second time and, largely, her performance was incredibly tame and disinteresting. She started things off with a tepid monologue and things only got marginally better from there.

Click here to watch the video.

Not sure what the hell he had on his feet (bejeweled Yeezy Red Octobers?), but Pharrell performed his "Happy" song from Despicable Me 2 and got legend Meryl Streep to get out of her chair and shimmy with him for a second. Totally worth it.

Click here to watch the video.

U2 is still a rock band? They played that song from Mandela, if that's your kind of thing.

Click here to watch the video.

What's up, Doylestown? Pink was in the room to pay tribute to Judy Garland and the classic Wizard of Oz. She wore a stunning red gown and belted out "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" while Liza Minnelli and Garland's two other children looked on from the audience.

Click here to watch the video.

If you have kids, "Let It Go" is probably the only song you've been allowed to listen to for the past few months because everyone younger than 11 is obsessed with the Frozen soundtrack. Last night, Idina Manzel performed the number at the Oscars. It later earned the statue for Best Original Song.

Click here to watch the video.

Here's part of that pizza gag that Ellen seemed to drag out for the entirety of the evening.

Click here to watch the video.

Alfonso Cuarón took home the statue for Best Directing, which is probably a nice consolation prize considering his Gravity was edged out by 12 Years a Slave for the night's biggest honor.

Click here to watch the video.

Lupita Nyong'o was largely considered the best dressed actress in her custom Prada dress when she took home the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her turn as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. She teared up during her heart-warming acceptance speech, only adding to the notion that she's going to be doing this for a while to come, still.

Click here to watch the video.

Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in Dallas Buyers Club. So, that's why everyone is reminding you that he went to Uarts. His speech was as succinct and sweet as you'd expect for it to be. The bit about his mother was enough to make the room tear up.

Click here to watch the video.

Cate Blanchett was a near lock to win Best Actress for Blue Jasmine, so it was no surprise when she took the stage to accept the award. She kind of thanked Woody Allen, but not really and the room offered a very mixed response to the nod. Also, Blanchett told Julia Roberts to "hashtag 'SuckIt'." Like, on-stage in front of all of Hollywood and millions of people who fell asleep before they could change the channel to something more entertaining.

Click here to watch the video.

The guy from Failure to Launch won an Oscar for Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew McConaughey got to go up on stage at the Dolby Theater in downtown Los Angeles and spew his undeniable wisdom in front of a massive room filled with his constituents. We now live in a world where McConaughey has won an Oscar before Leonardo DiCaprio and it's a glorious world at that. Also, he managed to sneak in an "alright, alright, alright" to help out all the folks playing drinking games along with the broadcast.

Click here to watch the video.

12 Years a Slave won Best Picture, but not until, like, midnight. So, Brad Pitt and director Steve McQueen kept it short and sweet. Thank God.

Click here to watch the video.

That's it and that's all. It was an eternal, uneventful evening that, really, kept us all from watching True Detective live. Hope it was worth it. (It wasn't.)

About this blog
A blog tuned-in to what's happening on the Internet. Odd local and entertainment stories.

Mare McKeever philly.com
Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
Nick Vadala Philly.com
Layla A. Jones philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected