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The Most Important Photos from Before, During and After Last Night's Oscar Ceremony

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrities Are Better than You | March 3, 2014 | Comments ()


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The Fashion segment of our Oscar coverage will be along this afternoon, and the meta-commentary will be along shortly. In the meantime, here’s our live coverage of the Academy Awards, and here’s a complete list of winners. Below are the best photos and GIFs from before, during, and after the ceremony.


The Photobombs

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Inspiring Moments in Pizza Eating (and what a goddamn gentleman Bradd Pitt was all night)

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John Travolta’s Hair Introducing Idina Menzel

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DiCaprio’s Keeping-It-Together Face After McConaughey Won for Best Actor

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The Jennifer Lawrence Segment of the Oscars

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The Two Best Moments of the Night

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The Cutest Couple of the Night

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And if you want to stoke those flames, they have some kind of history

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And the second cutest couple of the night.

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And, of course, the selfie that not only broke Barack Obama’s retweet record within half an hour, but that literally broke Twitter.

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Here’s McConaughey’s Oscar speech (via Celebrity Gossip Academic Style):

All right, fine. Here’s the real speech (but it’s not as good):





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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • e jerry powell

    Jared and Matthew look like a gay wedding cake topper.

  • Nathan Convey

    The Bill Hader, Bill Murray, Paul Rudd, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Amy Poehler pics were clearly the most important!

  • ellie

    I think there needs to be a future Pajiba post with just those pictures.

  • DangerBlouse

    So, I guess that we are all just going to ignore Ellen's bad attempt at Anti-comedy last night. Ok. Let's move on to discussing True Detective.

  • Sean

    I actually didn't watch the Oscars. I watched True Detective,Walking Dead, and Top Gear.

  • webelos8

    Is that Matthew McConaghey in the header pic? when did he turn into Christopher Walken?

  • Jim

    Oh, Coop, you're back near the top of my list again - the beard, that hair, the genuine smile - so adorable. Make a movie with Henry Cavill and you'll up another notch or two. (Make a movie MAKING OUT with Henry and, well, ...)

  • Dumily

    So is there going to be a separate posting just about Bill Murray's Harold Ramis shout out? Because it is outside the realm of possibilities that Pajiba could post the most important Oscar moments, and not include that, right? I've only just now managed to clean out all of the dust/ recently cut onions that spontaneously appeared in my living room during that moment last night.

  • loo shag brolley

    I actually forgot to watch the Oscars (do not underestimate the power of The Wire) but did catch a clip of Murray's shout-out. But I need context. Was Ramis left out of the In Memoriam segment?

  • Dumily

    No, he was included. Murray's presentation and shout out were before the dead people segment.

  • JustOP

    McConaughey’s speech was really fucking good.

  • AudioSuede

    I was irked by his statement that every single opportunity he'd ever been given was thanks to God. I imagined all the directors who ever worked with him thinking, "What, am I God now?"

  • Ryan Ambrose

    Yes, it was.

    Even my mother who dislikes "liberal Hollywood" (she's one of those people) was charmed by his sincere acceptance speech and how "he was was the only one who thanked God".

  • E Robb

    Must be my dead liberal heart, but I was kinda bummed McConaughey went all God-y, and not like shirtless bongo God is love type of god, but like "He blessed my life." (while pointing upward) type of god.

    Yesterday was the day I realized Rust Cohle was just a character. It was the day I stopped believing.

  • emilya

    my reaction to the speech was threefold.
    1. it was super god-y, which isn't a problem but was surprising since he's won almost every other award this season and i think this was the first time i've heard him mention god.
    2. there were a few seconds where i worried he wouldn't do wooderson, and then he did it and i sighed with relief.
    3. for winning for such a topical movie, i was SUPER surprised how little he talked about aids, although i will admit that i can't remember his speech in it's entirety due to my champagne hangover. in all his other speeches he's talked/babbled about how hard it was to get the movie made and i was expecting more of a "stay true to yourself, dreams are good, embrace people who are different, etc" of a speech.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Leto covered that so well...how could T-rex arms match it?

  • Mrs. Julien

    I was really surprised by the God elements, too.

  • cruzzercruz

    It broke my heart, too. I was really hoping that, deep inside, McConaughey was just a more laid back, loopy Rust Cohle.

  • E Robb

    Yeah. Then he started referring to god as "He" and talked about his dad making gumbo in heaven. And he just kinda seemed like a sweet hick. I want my philosophizing psychobabblin' McConaughey. The one I paid for!

  • Maddy

    All I care about is Benedict Cumberbatch photobombing everything

  • BWeaves

    That header pic would be the best gay marriage wedding photo ever, if they were gay and getting married.

    Also, I think JLaw is contractually obligated to fall down at the Oscars.

  • Davis

    Or just trying and steal the spotlight from everyone else? Just maybe

    She even threw out a 'son of a..' then pulled a funny face when she was presenting the best actor award.

  • grr arrgh

    I still believe that it was Bradley Cooper laughing at her and waiting for her to trip when she went to present Best Actor.

  • Lupita's brother must be thinking, 'Phew! Thank fuck I never farted in that girl's pillows when we were little!'

  • TacoBellRey

    JGL and Emma Watson need to get married right now.

  • foolsage

    They seem like they'd be good for each other.

  • Or at least have a long, healthy relationship that produces at least two beautiful, albeit short, children.

  • Mrs. Julien

    The camera loves short!

  • I'm sorry but I cannot allow that to happen. I've been waiting for her to come around and I think it's close now.

  • Also also: Kevin Spacey's face int hat photo, you guys.Just Kevin Spacey in general!

  • AudioSuede

    Except when he totally tried to steal Darlene Love's thunder after that singing acceptance speech, which made my cringe like ten times more cringey.

  • Mrs. Julien

    "This is for you."

  • Bananapanda

    You forgot this:

  • nosio

    Watching the Oscars at my parents' house last night:

    "She stole this pizza bit from Martin Mull! He used to order pizzas for the audiences during his shows. Do you even know who Martin Mull is?"

    "Of course I do, Dad."

    "He is a comedian and a musician! He has some great albums! Sex and Violins! AND HE DID THE PIZZA BIT FIRST. I'm going to bed."

  • kirbyjay

    Men Men Men Men
    It's great to be on a ship with men......

  • Amanda Graham

    And one guy we call Sally...

  • Snath

    And now he's relegated to a horrible Fox sitcom. Ugh on everything.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    We'll always have Clue...

  • Oooh, let's get a .gif of Steve McQueen jumping like a maniac when they won Best Picture. He was so happy!

  • cox

    god, that cumberbomb fills me with such a joy, its unbelievable. and somehow, the fact its U2 makes so much better for me.

    also, does anyone know who is the girl in the black whose neck Jennifer tries to grab as she goes down?

  • Monica

    I haven't seen any mention of it elsewhere, not that I've been looking that hard, but who the eff did JLaw attack as she fell?

  • L.O.V.E.

    And no mention of the CHP officer who copped a feel?

  • chanohack

    They're saying on the teevee that it's one of her friends. I guess she brought a posse. Which is good, because girlfriend keeps falling over and keeping friends around to catch her isn't a bad plan. :)

  • Yes, Hugh Jackman can't always be there.

  • chanohack

    Ha! Would that he could!

  • BendinIntheWind

    Why is there no GIF of Steve McQueen clapping like a baby with fat arms? Because I was CACKLING at it.

    Allow me:
    http://img.gawkerassets.com/im...

  • AudioSuede

    I'm pretty sure he really doesn't like the screenwriter for 12 Years, because that gif is from that win, and not only did he not even look at the writer when he was walking by, but the writer thanked literally everyone on earth tangentially related to the film except Steve McQueen.

  • Was waiting for someone to create Steve McQueen Otter Clap Dot GIF. Wel done.

  • chanohack

    I missed this-- is there a reason he's doing it so weird?

  • AudioSuede

    What they said.

  • BendinIntheWind

    This was when the screenwriter for "12 Years A Slave" won - I think there's beef between the two of them: the writer didn't acknowledge McQueen on his way up to the podium, and didn't mention him at all in his speech.

  • Monica

    I think this is when John Ridley won and they apparently have some beef going on?

  • Mrs. Julien

    That's a keeper.

  • Erin S

    So, are Lupita and her brother like, twins? Because...hey there. A male version of Lupita=literal dream come true for straight ladies of the Internet.

  • Samantha Klein

    LUPITA LUPITA LUPITA LUPITA. My phone autocorrects her name to all caps now.

  • foolsage

    That's a feature, not a bug.

  • Jim

    As well it should.

  • Boothy K

    It was a fun, light - hearted and pretty sincere show. Twitter has made celebrity culture so accessible and generally humanized the people in it. It's as though "they" finally figured out they would be nothing without the fans buying movie tickets.

  • chanohack

    That picture of Meryl Streep eating pizza is EVERYTHING. And did you guys hear her, after the group selfie? With a look of pure joy (paraphrased), "I've never tweeted before!"

  • I feel like she needs to be nominated for everything she does in the future just so she'll show up and be delightful at the Oscars.

  • loo shag brolley

    I believe the academy came to that conclusion in 1986.

  • Kala

    Yes! I thought that was so adorable. Between the pizza eating and the Pharrell shoulder shimmy, I think I want Meryl to be my best friend.

  • chanohack

    I badly want her and Emma Thompson to come over to my house for wine. And pizza.

  • I loved the pizza bit so much.I feel like it could've been awful and awkward, had it not been for Ellen being, you know, ELLEN, and everyone playing along. It was adorable. Brad Pitt throwing more money into the hat was just perfection.

  • It was so bad. SO BAD. The entire ceremony, with the exception of Murray's shoutout to Ramis and Nyong'o's moving speech, was a complete disaster. Justified every criticism people have of awards shows.

  • BWeaves

    PIZZA? I cannot think of a WORSE food to eat when you're in a white satin evening dress, than greasy, tomato PIZZA.

  • idiosynchronic

    And you can tell everyone's just going, Oh shit, I'm going to PASTE this damn thing and then go on camera . .

  • FrayedMachine

    Uhm. No mention of Lupita's win? C'mON guys. Or how friggin drop dead 100% on point and fabulous she looked?

  • LaineyBobainey

    I'm fairly certain he said the fashion segment would come later. Yep, I reread what he wrote and he did, in fact, write that.

  • FrayedMachine

    Yeah, def still saying that it was one of the more important greater highlights of the night but okay

  • Stu Rat

    Important? Huh?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Shame on Dustin, using a wry headline for Oscar reporting on a pop culture website!

  • Stu Rat

    Aww. You're one of the adults from Peanuts.

  • Mrs. Julien

    ...

  • pajiba

    You are feisty lately, Mrs. J (and I'm not complaining).

  • Mrs. Julien

    Should I check myself before I wreck myself?

  • pajiba

    That won't be necessary. Wreck away!

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