The 86th annual Academy Awards aired last night, bringing another award season to its end. This year’s ceremony, hosted by Ellen Degeneres, brought cheerful moments like: Lupita Nyong’o’s historic win on the 75th anniversary of Hattie McDaniel’s “Best Supporting Actress” win, and awkward moments like John Ridley’s intense acceptance speech for “Best Adapted Screenplay” for “12 Years A Slave” where he threw director Steve McQueen palm trees worth of shade.
The red carpet brought angelic moments like, Jada Pinkett- Smith’s peach Versace number and Camila Alves’ (Matthew McConaughey’s wife) pale pink Gabriela Cadena gown. We gushed over Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s public display of affection and fell in love all over again with Charlize Theron.
From Jennifer Lawrence falling on the red carpet to Cate Blanchett’s epic acceptance speech (“Suck it, Julia”), here are the most memorable moments of the night:
“12 Years A Slave” Writer John Ridley Gives Steve McQueen The Cold Shoulder
An overwhelming feeling of Black pride swarmed our insides when John Ridley became the second Black person to win an Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” (Geoffrey S. Fletcher won for “Precious” in 2010) for “12 Years A Slave” but we were quickly cooled down when he threw massive shade at “12 Years A Slave” director Steve McQueen.
Ridley walked straight past McQueen without even cutting an eye-ball in his direction and didn’t even thank him in his overly intense acceptance speech. Rumor has it that McQueen and Ridley had a falling-out prior to the ceremony.
“My sources attributing John Ridley-Steve McQueen cold shoulder at Oscars tonight to dispute over screenplay credit,” tweeted Nikki Finke of The Hollywood Reporter.
Peep the snub, below:
Jada Pinkett-Smith Slays The Carpet (Like Shut It Down)
Yasss! We live!
Jada Pinkett-Smith completely stole the show when she and hubby/ “Best Picture” presenter Will Smith showed up the Academy Awards red carpet in this flowing Versace gown. While we’re still staring at the best dressed ensemble, folks noticed something different about Jada’s cheeks and think the starlet had plastic surgery to enhance them. (Take that one with a grain of salt).
She did that!
Darlene Love Snatched The Mic
The act of thanking God on stage might’ve gone out with ’90s interludes, but Darlene love took us to CHURCH when her film “20 Feet From Stardom” won the “Best Documentary” Award. Love thanked God and kept giving the praise with an A ccapella version of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” during the acceptance speech. Half the room looked confused, but no one dared interrupt Darlene’s moment and she took all of the minutes she had to bask in her moment on stage (apparently one can play the music on you if you’re the one singing it!).