Case in point, Jennifer Garner got the GIF treatment, when she seemingly came to an epiphany during the ceremony. Specifically, Ben Affleck‘s ex was seen clapping with the rest of the audience, when her hands noticeably stopped moving and an “OMG” look crept upon her face. LOLz.
Be sure to ch-ch-check out ALL the viral moments from the show for yourself (below)!!
A couple animals got shout outs during the Oscars. Special effects make-up artist Kazuhiro Tsuji kicked things off when he made sure to thank his cats while accepting the Best Makeup and Hairstyling award for his work on Darkest Hour. Later on, Allison Janney thanked “a cast and crew and bird that elevated [her] work” during her Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech.
Just remembering that a perfectly-coiffed Kazuhiro Tsuji thanked his cats in his #Oscars win last night. And how important it is to live your truth. — Mari Uyehara (@mariuyehara) March 5, 2018
for the record, someday i too will win an oscar for makeup/hairstyling and just like kazuhiro tsuji i will also thank my cat — The Empress (@aesterios) March 5, 2018
kazuhiro tsuji thanking his cat and dedicating the oscar to him is my spirit animal/mood forever — Mimi (@Mimitbd) March 5, 2018
alison janney the first non-british actor to thank a bird — andy levy (@andylevy) March 5, 2018
alison janney thanking her shoulder bird in her acceptance speech gave me new life & paid off my student loans ?? #itonya#Oscars2018 — brit wigintton (@britwigintton) March 5, 2018
The always classy Allison Janney shouted out her bird co-star in I, Tonya, who definitely deserved to share that award #oscars — Alison (@alison_walks) March 5, 2018
A Totally Unnecessary Tribute To Movies
An hour into the award show’s broadcast, the Academy decided to air a movie montage in order to celebrate the organization’s 90th birthday. Sadly, the footage wasn’t super enjoyable, as it served no real purpose. But hey, Hollywood celebrating Hollywood isn’t a SHOCKING thing — just extra AF.
WHAT IS THIS MONTAGE ABOUT — Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida) March 5, 2018
Yeah, guys. We’re on board with movies. We’re an hour deep into a show about movies. — Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 5, 2018
Amid the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, it seemed crazy that Kobe walked away an Oscar winner this year. In case you forgot, Bryant — who won for Best Animated Short for the film Dear Basketball — was arrested in ’03 for sexual assault after he was hit with rape claims by a hotel staffer. Ultimately, the criminal charges were dropped and Kobe settled the matter out of court.
now show me the sexual assaulter winning an oscar in slow mo !! — Joanna Rothkopf (@joannarothkopf) March 5, 2018
Hollywood – “Women are important!”
Also Hollywood – “Here’s Kobe Bryant, who sexually assaulted a woman!” — ChrisWarcraft@mastodon.social (@ChrisWarcraft) March 5, 2018
Accused rapist Kobe Bryant just won an Oscar. Hollywood loves (alleged) rapists and pedophiles. #Oscars — Makada ?? (@_Makada_) March 5, 2018
Kobe Bryant joins a long line of men who have both won an Oscar & have been accused of rape. #MeToo#Oscars — Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 5, 2018
Gary From Chicago Was MIA — And The World Took Notice
Host Jimmy Kimmel certainly tried to recreate the viral Gary from Chicago moment from last year’s Oscars, as he brought Gal Gadot, Ansel Elgort, Emily Blunt, and others to visit with unsuspecting movie watchers at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. In an attempt to incorporate the elated fans who were surprised with A-listers, Jimmy brought up Mike Young from Lake Elsinore to introduce Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph.
Unfortunately, Mr. Young did NOT leave a lasting impression…
update: gary from chicago with smartphone > mike from california with junior mints — Laura (@laurahopkinz) March 5, 2018
*Narrator – he was not Gary from Chicago — It’s Just Me (@JustNMS) March 5, 2018
Tiffany Haddish Recycles A Look For The Oscars
Tiffany is without a doubt the most relatable celeb out there right now. We mean, we just LOVED seeing Miz Haddish in the white Alexander McQueen dress she wore on Saturday Night Live AND to her Girls Trip premiere. The comedienne has previously joked that she spent “a lot of money on this dress” (priced at $4,000 gown). Get your money’s worth, girl!!
I have endless appreciation for celebs who maintain frugal habits. Tiffany Haddish wearing that dress again to get her money’s worth is fucking dope. #oscars — Chrissa Hardy ?♀️ (@chrissahardy) March 5, 2018
Wait. Is Tiffany Haddish wearing her SNL monologue dress, which was also her Girls Trip premiere dress, which she joked about wearing repeatedly because it cost $4k, to present at #Oscars? HEREFORIT. #Oscarspic.twitter.com/fNo1Wcwp6s — Lindsay L Miller (@lindsaylmiller) March 5, 2018
Frances McDormand Celebrates All Women In Her Acceptance Speech
During such an empowering show, it only seemed right that France McDormand celebrated all women in the industry amid her Best Actress acceptance speech. (She also gave a special shout out to Olympian Chloe Kim too). Unsurprisingly, Twitter has since rallied around the A-lister’s battle cry!
Be sure to watch the speech AND take a look at the reactions (below).
gary oldman used his speech to ‘salute’ racist war criminal winston churchill.
frances mcdormand used hers to literally celebrate every other woman nominated and push for more inclusive casts and crews on productions. pic.twitter.com/oSPuYMgMny — Ryan John Butcher (@ryanjohnbutcher) March 5, 2018
Frances Mcdormand had two words for everyone last night in her acceptance speech: Inclusion. Rider. Curious as to what that is? Here’s your answer, care of the extraordinary Stacy Smith at @Inclusionistshttps://t.co/n0ID4uGSBg — Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 5, 2018
Frances McDormand dominated awards season, which is why its so cool that best actress nominees-Meryl Streep, @MargotRobbie Saoirse Ronan & Sally Hawkins-in group embrace after Frances won tonight, closing out months of “competing.”Even more touching after Frances’ speech #oscarspic.twitter.com/kt4EeSd1Pp — Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) March 5, 2018
What did YOU think?? Did you have a favorite moment??