But after the race ended I switched channels over to ABC for the Oscars red carpet. Honestly I don't know why they think 90 minutes of interviewers kissing celebrities rears is necessary, but as I had friends at the Oscars in the bleachers I watched in hopes of seeing them on TV (I didn't, but I did find them in a photo online!)
As for the Oscars themselves, honestly I wasn't that engaged before it started. I haven't seen ANY of the films nominated for a major award (not even Frozen...I know I'm a bad Disney fan! I do know all the words to "Let It Go" though!) But once the show started I was ROTFL, Ellen DeGeneres was one of the best hosts ever. I honestly don't think the jokes she cracked at the beginning where that bad, even the people she took digs at seemed to mind (even Liza, after all she was totally up for taking selfies later...and yes I did help by retweeting Ellen's ultimate group selfie).
The Oscars are the ultimate in Hollywood glamour, but this year's seemed to be one big party!
From Benedict Cumberbatch photobombing U2
Pharrell William's infectious performance of "Happy"
Lupita Nyong'o's joyous Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech
Director Steve McQueen literally jumping for joy at '12 Years a Slave' winning Best Picture
And Ellen's celebrity pizza party
But let's get to one thing that gets talked about each year, the outfits! Honestly there wasn't one dress that stood out to me as my ultimate favorite, but there were plenty of ladies who hit it out of the park both for the show and the post-awards parties.
On The Red Carpet
Amy Adams in Gucci
Idina Menzel in Vera Wang
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab
Lupita Nyong'o in Prada
Julia Roberts in Givenchy
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
Olga Kurylenko in Suzy Amis-Cameron
Lupita Nyong'o in Miu Miu
Anne Hathaway in Viktor & Rolf
Doutzen Kroes in Delphine Manivet
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta
And let's not forget...the men!
My favorite, hands down, Benedict Cumberbatch *drools*
Post-show party images from Who What Where
All red carpet and in-show images from Yahoo! Movies unless otherwise indicated