Didn’t get a chance to tune into the 2015 Oscars? Bummed that you’ll miss out on the inevitable awards show gossip in the coming week? Well, no worries because we’ve got you covered with the highlights of this year’s ceremony with this broad range of memorable 2015 Oscar moments, ranging from the good to the “meh” to the unexpected. We’ll let you in on some of the highs and lows of Neil Patrick Harris’s first year as the host of the show as we take a look at some of his funniest gags, as well as which moments just made us all a little cringe-y.
We’ll make sure you’re up to date on who blew us away with a 50 year anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music, complete with a hug from Julia Andrews at the end. You’ll also find out which nominated song brought tears to the eyes of the audience and which one made them laugh with delight. We’ll also take a look at some of the funniest and most awkward on-stage moments experienced by the presenters, who found themselves dealing with everything from misbehaving teleprompters to an overly hand-sy John Travolta. You’ll find out who thanked his lucky tighty whities in his acceptance speech and who ended up on stage in nothing but his own pair.Whether you missed the magic the first time or just want a quick refresher, we’ve got a great overview of the Oscars's big winners, as well as a handful of unbelievable snubs. So check out some of the best - and worst - Oscar moments of 2015!
The Opening Number Was Fantastic
Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the show by teasing, "Today we honor Hollywood's best and whitest... I mean brightest." He then launched into a killer musical number in which his musical theater skills flew free in all their glory. He was even joined during the course of the spectacle by both Anna Kendrick and Jack Black.
Everything Got Awesome with the Song from The Lego Movie
One of the show's funnest moments was a performance of the nominated song, "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie. As part of the performance, several celebrities, including Oprah where presented with Oscars made completely of Legos. Several of the "winners" looked just as pleased to receive the Lego awards as the real thing... well, almost.
J.K. Simmons Won the Hearts of Moms Everywhere
If you aren't yet on the J.K. Simmons bandwagon, it's probably because you haven't heard his super-sweet acceptance speech for "Best Supporting Actor" in Whiplash. As he accepted the award, he gave us all some great advice- to cool it on the texting, pick up the phone, and give mom and dad a call to tell them we love them.
Patricia Arquette's Acceptance Speech Was Fueled by Girl Power
Patricia Arquette stuck it to the man during her acceptance speech for "Best Supporting Actress" for her performance in Boyhood! The actress said it was about time for America to get with the program as far as equal pay and rights for women.