87th Academy Awards

While the host suffered from repetitive, and lackluster humor, the Oscars had the redeeming qualities it needed to make the near four hour show worth watching. Towards the beginning of the show, a group of actors took the stage to perform a fun rendition of Everything is Awesome, from the Lego Movie. At the conclusion of the performance, choice celebrities in the audience were gifted with Lego versions of the Oscar Award itself, making for some pretty priceless reactions. (Cough, Oprah, cough). Another highlight of the show was the Award for Best Supporting Actress, which went to Patricia Arquette. In her speech, Patricia called for gender equality in America, which received an enthusiastic response from co-nominee Meryl Streep. Perhaps the most moving moment of the night was when John Legend and Common performed their song Glory from the Best Picture nominated Selma. The performance received an emotional standing ovation, and the duo later went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The highlight of the night, which has had social media ablaze in its aftermath, was the awe inspiring performance by Lady Gaga. Proving herself to be a more than capable performer and vocalist, the pop star performed a medley of songs from the hit movie The Sound of Music, before being joined on the stage by surprise guest and star of The Sound of Music, Julia Andrews herself, who offered her approval of the Gaga tribute. Overall, the 87th Academy Awards was a delightful one, which brought many magical moments that were Oscar charm approved.Julie Andrews Project

87th Academy Awards