It’s the time of the year when the red carpet is rolled down and Hollywood unfolds its starriest night. For those who did not get a seat at this year’s Academy Awards, worry no more. We had compiled the top moments of the prestigious occasion where A-list actors and actresses walked down the red carpet with their finest long gowns and suits on Sunday Evening at Dolby Theatre.
Host Neil Patrick Harris, known as the king of awards show hosting, wowed the crowd of the 87th Academy Awards from the opening to its close, keeping everyone entertained, starting from his opening number having Anna Kendrick and Jack Black on stage with “Moving Pictures”, laughing with his jokes, and some magic tricks.
Birdman soared high at the Oscar’s as it sealed the most anticipated award of the night, bringing home the Oscar for Best Picture. “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” also won best original screenplay and best cinematography. The Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, also won best director. He is the second straight Mexican to win director, after “Gravity’s” Alfonso Cuaron in 2014.
The Oscar for best actor went to Eddie Redmayne, who tackled the real-life role of ALS-afflicted physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” He could hardly contain his excitement as he cradled his Oscar and rocked it like a baby.
Julianne Moore, nailed the best actress award for her performance in “Still Alice” whe she played the role of a linguistics professor battling with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. On her acceptance speech, she told the audience, “There is no such thing as best actress, as evidenced by the performances of my fellow nominees.”
Common and John Legend took a powerful performance as they went up the stage and sang “Glory” from the film Selma which brought tears to the audience, including David Oyewolo, the film’s star. Chris Pine and Oprah were also among others who are moved by the performance. The song clinched the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Lady Gaga surprised everyone in the Dolby Theatre as she sang songs from the 1959 musical “The Sound of Music”. She entered the stage donning a white dress and sang intro from Scarlett Johansson, Lady Gaga sang a medley of “The Sound of Music,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain,”. She kept everyone stunned as she hit all the high notes ending the show stopping performance a standing ovation from the audience and a surprise appearance of Julie Andrews who embraced and thanked her.