The Academy Awards are a major tradition for my family. Fan-girling is like my biggest talent, and the Oscars provide plenty of opportunities for me to get my squee on. When Meryl Streep and Benedict Cumberbatch are in the same room together it's just...GAAAH.
We had some really great moments from last nights Oscars. Everything from giddy (Meryl shimmying with Pharrel Williams) to really awkward (Adele Dazeem? Seriously Travolta?)
But all in all it was a fantastic night. I adore Ellen Degeneres and she does a fantastic job as host. She is so conscious of her modern at-home audience that she really knows how to hit our happy places and sort of involve us the best she can.
Brad Pitt serving Meryl Streep pizza on a paper plate? YES PLEASE.
Benedict Cumberbatch photobombing U2? YES YES PLEASE.
And of course, the greatest fan-moment of the night and already widely acknowledged as the greatest selfie ever taken:
Overall I was pretty happy with how the awards went, even though I will never, EVER think Meryl shouldn't win. But I mean, Cate Blanchett. And I think Best Speech Award goes to Matthew Mcconaughey. I felt like he was very sincere, and very thoughtful and had some beautiful things to say. And this maybe isn't the same for everyone, but I personally really love when people thank God in their speeches. Ironically, it brings them down to earth for me and makes them relateable. I appreciate that Matthew described his successes as the result of Gods hand and nothing else.
Such a fun night. Now I gotta go work on my screenplay...