Last night was the 86th annual Academy Awards. It was actually a really great show, thanks to Ellen Degeneres who was an incredible host. So many great moments & so much diversity, I’m sure it thanks to the new president of the Academy, Cheryl Isaacs, the first black woman to hold the position.
I was so thrilled to see Lupita Nyong’o win for best supporting actress, more on her later. 12 Years A Slave won for best picture. Jared Leto won best male supporting actor, Cate Blanchett won best actress & Matthew McConaughey won best actor. Shoutout to Meryl Streep & Leonardo DiCaprio, who did not win, but gave great performances.
Below is a photo gallery of all of the great looks & moments of the night, along with Ellen’s opening monologue, Pharell’s performance of Happy, & Lupita’s acceptance speech: