From Sarah, With Joy

*Poet * Author * Wanderluster*

Monday, March 3, 2014

Some Favorite Moments from the Oscars

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...

Sarah Allen


  1. I like it when people thank God in their speeches.
    The pizza stunt was priceless. Ellen is a funny lady.

  2. I'm with Alex. God should always be thanked.

  3. Who knew the next cultural movement would be the selfie? Guess it's what they'll remember this decade for. Not sure that's a good thing.

    Moody Writing

  4. I missed the show (but read all about it)!

    The Adele Dazeem thing still makes me giggle. It's just...not even close.

    This show seemed to go a lot better than last year's show, so I'll give props to Ellen for that one!

  5. Doing a screen play sounds challenging. If you're serious, then I applaud you.

    I've never tried to write one. Keep us posted on the steps to success.

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  6. Loved the same things - it was much better than in previous years. I would have been upset if the song from Frozen hadn't won - I saw gaggles of little girls singing the songs when we went to see the movie!

  7. Two words: Leonardo DiCaprio.

  8. I'd actually gotten away from watching the Oscars the past few years but I watched this one because Ellen was hosting. You're right, she knows how to make it fun for us ordinary folk.


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