Sunday marked Oscar’s 86th year and Hollywood’s biggest night for celebrities to pat themselves on the back. Twitter was the place to find out what was trending seconds after it happened. Some of the highlights of Sunday’s show included Ellen breaking a record, Bill Murray giving a touching tribute and “alright, alright, alright” trending on Twitter.
The internet has been abuzz with rumors of who would win for weeks including Cate Blanchett for best actress, Jared Leto for best supporting actor, “12 Years a Slave” for best picture and “Gravity” for everything else but as the show began the focus switched to what was happening on the red carpet, backstage and in front of the camera.
No one can predict what the internet will be talking about for days, weeks, months or years to come but Twitter is the place to find it when it happens. Check out the list of those things that were trending on Twitter during this year’s show; #Oscar2014.
Jennifer falls again
Jennifer Lawrence fell again. She fell last year when walking up to make her acceptance speech for best actress in “Silver Linings Playbook”. This year she did it on the red carpet. Ellen joked in her opening monologue ”If you win tonight I think we should bring you the Oscar”.
Ellen's blurry selfie
Ellen’s blurry selfie form the stage to open up the night. One of a few selfies she would post throughout the night and by far the least popular.
The hat is back
Pharrell Williams wore that spectacular hat again while performing “Happy” from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack on stage at the Oscars.
Harrison Ford's earring
Harrison Ford’s earring made a special appearance. The 71-year-old actor was sporting a silver hoop earring in his left ear which did not go over well on Twitter.
Jesus or Jared
Jared Leto looked a lot like Jesus. It didn’t stop him from winning best supporting actor or including his mother, Venezuela and the Ukraine in his acceptance speech.
Ellen breaks retweet record
Ellen’s group selfie with the likes of Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Bradley Cooper to name a few. It broke the record for most retweeted in just over 30 minutes.
Ellen breaks Twitter
Ellen broke Twitter with her group selfie. By 7:10 pm Twitter was down and the world took pause on the up to the second details at this year’s Oscars. They were five of the longest minutes of the night.
Harold Ramis remembered
Bill Murray gave tribute to Harold Ramis during his reading of nominees for best cinematography. “Oh, and we forgot one. Harold Ramis for “Caddyshack”, “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day”.”
Ellen joked in her opening monologue but actually orders pizza and passed it around the first few rows to those waiting through the long broadcast.
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright. Matthew McConaughey wins for best actor “Dallas Buyers Club” and Twitter explodes with his most famous movie quote.