The award season was wrapped up last night with the most anticipated show being hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. And what a show it was!
Birdman took the Best Picture award with it’s director Alejandro González Inarritu snapping up the Best Director award. The award for Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything and Best Actress to Julianne Moore for her portrayal of Alice Howland in the film Still Alice. Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech was the highlight of the big awards. Upon scoring the Best Supporting Actress nod,she opted to use her platform on the grand stage to highlight the need for wage equality,stating : ” To every woman who gave birth. To every tax payer and citizen of this nation,we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s time to have wage equality once and for all,and equal rights for women in the United States of America”. Her speech drew a rousing applause from several in the audience but most notably Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.
The most moving moment of the night came when John Legend and Common performed their song ‘Glory’ from the movie Selma and went on to win the Best Original Song award after the performance. With an intro of Legend on the piano followed by Common emerging from a bridge like set with a choir walking behind him resembling a scene in the movie of Dr. King leading a march. The performance left several in the audience highly emotional and Selma star David Oyelowo in tears.
Lady Gaga’s Sound Of Music medley was a highlight for many and earned her praise from Sound of Music star Julie Andrews who thanked Gaga and remarked : “It really warmed my heart”.
The entertainment not only came from the main show,the red carpet had a few notable moments of it’s own and here are a few looks from that dazzling red carpet.