August 11, 2016 at 11:23 pm #1201906056
I was watching Leonardo Dicaprio’s oscar speech last night. I thought his was the most peculiar address winning the oscar. Later I browsed for unusual oscar winnings. This is what I reached at the end. (http://www.houlthellewell.com/blog/awards/oscar-winners-and-their-memorable-reactions/) Do you remember when Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar? I watched it over and yeah, it was so touching. He didn’t expect a win. In 1999 , Roberto Benigni walked over the seats to get to the pavilion for the accepting the prize. It was funny.
Which Academy award night was your most memorable one? Mine would be the one hosted by Hugh Jackman , where he sang and danced.August 22, 2016 at 7:51 am #1201911604
One of my favorite Oscar moments was when Philip Seymour Hoffman won for Capote. That was major news in my area since I live about 20 minutes away from the town where Hoffman grew up.
I loved Lupita Nyong’o’s win for 12 Years A Slave. It was her Cinderella moment, as she was pretty much dressed like her. I loved how Liza Minnelli just came up to her and hugged her as she walked toward the stage. Plus, her speech was one of the best Oscar acceptance speeches I’ve ever seen.August 22, 2016 at 10:57 am #1201911768
I watch the oscars live since 2009, I guess, but I’ll consider moments I’ve only seen on youtube as well.
– Cotillard’s oscar win – not only for considering it one of the most deserving EVER, but also for the surprising factor (Christie was clearly favourite, while Cotillard was a foreign newcomer back then, etc.), her emotional speech and Blanchett’s reaction (if I were watching it, mine would have been just like that).
– Denzel Washington brilliant line before announcing Kidman’s oscar: “by a nose” (which both makes fun out of her makeup buzz and makes a reverence to the other nominees, who, in fact, were great, especially Lane).
– Morricone’s win – is it necessary to say why? I’m glad I watched it live and almost cried.
– Akira Kurosawa’s honorary oscar – one of the world’s master filmmakers getting recognized at the most famous awards show. I get thrilled every single time I rewatch it.
– PSH oscar win and speech.August 22, 2016 at 11:16 am #1201911780
In terms of moments I’ve watched live, I was particularly fond of the presentations and speeches for Blake Edwards and Robert Altman’s honorary Oscars.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1997) – Titanic Steamrolls the OscarsAugust 22, 2016 at 11:16 am #1201911781
The 74th Annual Academy Awards: Whoopi Goldberg hosted; Sidney Poitier received an Honorary Oscar; and Denzel Washington and Halle Berry took home the Lead Oscars on a historic night.August 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm #1201913456
I have to say that, save Chris Rock’s monologue, the last Oscars were rather dull in my opinion. Perhaps Jenny Beaven’s win was something nice, even though I wasn’t rooting for her. But, I feel as if audience wanted to be anywhere else but there, given all the controversy.
Some great moments from recent years…
1. Cate Blanchett’s speech… I think that the greater the actor/actress is , the more attention they pay to their colleague’s work (same can be said for Moore’s 2015 win). Even though I think that her SAG speech was hilarious, there was a gravitas in her Oscar speech that truly touched all the right notes in my book.
2. Patricia Arquette (featuring Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez). The way Streep and Lopez reacted to Arquette’s call for equal pay should be remembered. And we kind did. It was one of the best memes post-Oscars last year.
3. Marion Cotillard (featuring Cate Blanchett’s reaction). Don’t know what was more impressive. Her winning for that brilliant performance and emotions she poured in her speech, or the way Blanchett showed that she could never be called a sore loser by anyone.
4. Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt with Meryl Streep. Ah, the Oscar Streep never got. During presenting the Best Costumes, the joke between three actresses worked like a charm.
5. Songs sometimes can be impressive. Lady Gaga this year, Selma song last year, the entire Adele Dazeem thing.
6. Hosts can be really hit or miss (nothing new, I know). Ellen was great, Chris Rocked dealt with hot potato in a classy way with minimum of misses. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were also amazing. Whoopi, too. Billy Crystal. Those are the greats in my book.August 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm #1201913492
In terms of things that I’ve seen live (not much), the speeches from Patricia Arquette and Lupita Nyong’o really stand out.
Julie Andrews making a surprise appearance after Gaga’s outstanding Sound of Music performance was awesome as well.
And who could forget Meryl presenting Daniel with his third Oscar without even opening the envelope?
A more comical moment that stands out in my mind is the “Everything is Awesome” performance where a dancer presented a Lego Oscar to Oprah and she freaked about it.
Are the Oscars the show where JLaw tripped walking up the stage steps to accept her award? Lmao.
And then some memorable things I’ve seen on YouTube: Dustin Lance Black’s speech for Milk (Sam Smith could have taken some notes), Whoopi Goldberg’s Queen Elizabeth host skit, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s partner accepting for “Beauty and the Beast,” and the Hathaway / Blunt / Streep moment.
I’m gonna go look for the Cotillard speech several of you have mentioned.