What can I say?
I always LOVE live-tweeting an event, and the Oscars last night did NOT disappoint!
While all social media sites were on fire with commentary, Oscar Host Ellen Degeneres really brought Twitter to the forefront by posting pics and updates live from the stage and the audience.
There were so many wonderful moments, but these ones made my Top 5.
MOST. EPIC. SELFIE. EVER.
Ellen Degeneres made history with possibly the best selfie EVER! Why? Because this celeb-jampacked selfie included Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong, Jared Leto (well, part of him), and several others. Ellen hoped she would beat the record for the most retweets ever, and she succeeded! (Even if she did crash Twitter for a couple minutes…) Over 2,500,000 retweets and still going!
If only Bradley”s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
And yes, everyone online is getting in on the fun. Even yours truly.
AND NOW, INTRODUCING…
John Travolta was supposed to introduce Idina Menzel to sing “Let It Go” from Frozen. I say “supposed to” because he actually introduced her as “Adele Dazim”. Fortunately, though… Adele Dazim is on Twitter. (No… really… an account was created within minutes of the flub!)
Last night marked the fourth time that Leonardo DiCaprio lost at the Oscars. And this time to Matthew McConaughey… (what? seriously?) While this is sad for Leo, the memes that have come out of this have been deliciously evil!
Ellen had pizza delivered to the Oscars. I swear! She mentioned that the stars must be hungry in one segment, and in the next she ushered in a delivery man from Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria. The delivery man was NOT an actor (lucky guy!), and the local pizza chain quickly jumped on Twitter to join in the fun.
#Oscars #BMPP, Thank you Ellen! pic.twitter.com/IHmtjW39qg
— Big Mama”s & Papa”s (@BigMamasNPapas) March 3, 2014
OK. So this one isn’t one you’ll see in the tabloids, but it’s just as important. The interaction of live-tweeting an event is EVERYTHING. Not only did I have lots of favorites, retweets, and some new followers. I had fun! And isn’t that what it’s all about? I always remind people that Social Media should always be SOCIAL! And it really was last night!
In fact, I can’t wait for the Tony Awards to do it all again!
So… what was your favorite moment from the 2014 Academy Awards?
SOUND OFF in the comments below!
Hmmmm my favorite part is reading about the Oscars the morning AFTER!
Absolutely! Always fun… 🙂
I think the acceptance speeches by Jared L and Lupita N were the best and most moving of the night.
And, Bette Midler and Darlene Love!
YES! Both of those speeches were heartfelt and beautiful! I did love Bette Midler, but Darlene Love? Not so much. She’s talented, but the sound guy had to be pissed!
I had wanted to live tweet as well, but after a day spent painting my living room i was physically and mentally drained! But it was pretty entertaining. Ellen did a nice job, the jokes were tame but funny. Overall good show.
I agree! I wish Ellen would have been a bit more racy, but I did love her social interaction!
Pink! She is extraordinary in everything she does.
I did LOVE her performance, even though she chose to breathe at odd places in the song. Some
where over the rain bow.
But it’s P!NK! I love her!
I didn’t watch any of it, but enjoyed reading your favorite moments, Brian!
Thanks Phil! 🙂
I like how Kevin Spacey photobombed the selfie. He is true class personified. – Rich
Oh yeah… so classy! 🙂
Bette Midler has always been one of my favorite entertainers. She outdid herself last night at the Oscars. She is class and talent personified. Just love her!
I completely agree! Bette is perfection!
I didn’t watch either 🙁 Which is shameful because I’ve seen almost all the nominated films (was actually watching one during the Oscars) and I LOVE Ellen…. so I really appreciated this post Brian!