Oscars Overview


Andrew Eccles

The Oscars premiered on March 2nd and were the most watched in a decade, and the most watched entertainment telecast in a decade as well.[1] 43 million people tuned in to watch the award show and it might have to do something with the host Ellen Degeneres. She did post a selfie which many celebrities that broke Twitter, and she also order pizza. What’s not to love?

Ellen Degeneres wasn’t the only highlight of the Oscars; the night was filled with many memorable moments. One of those memorable moments being Lupita Nyong’o winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 12 Years a Slave. She is the sixth African American women to win this award. Her speech was very emotional and memorable. She was in tears throughout her speech. She ended her speech with saying “When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.”[2]


Another emotional and memorable speech was Jared Leto’s. He won Best Actor in a Supporting role for Dallas Buyers Club. He opened up his speech by telling about his mom and how she inspired him. He also acknowledged AIDS victims, which is what Dallas Buyers Club is about, and people that “who ever felt injustice for who you are and who you love.”[3]

Some other winners of the night include Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Cate Blanchett for Best Actress in a Leading Role, 12 Years a Slave won best picture, and Frozen won Best Animated Feature.

The Oscars aren’t just about movies. The fashion of the Oscars was amazing this year. The best dressed include Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie, and Charlize Theron

The guys also looked amazing with most dressed in the typical black tux but Dallas Buyers Club duo Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto worked the white jacket on the red carpet.

[1] http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/03/03/how-many-people-watched-the-2014-oscars-43-million-the-most-in-10-years/

[2] http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/03/02/transcript-lupita-nyongos-emotional-oscars-acceptance-speech/

[3] http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/oscars/jared-leto-thanks-mother-oscar-speech-article-1.1708435