Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards returned to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting for a third time. Here are the GIFs that sum up this year’s Oscars.
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1. Kimmel started the evening with a few references to last year’s show during his opening monologue. “If any of you get mad at a joke and decide you want to come up here and get jiggy with it, it’s not going to be easy. There’s a few of my friends you’re going to have to get through first,” said Kimmel before listing off a few attendees who have portrayed characters known for packing a powerful punch including Michelle Yeoh, Michael B. Jordan and Pedro Pascal.
Everyone seemed to relate to the face Andrew Garfield made after Kimmel mentioned the Spider-Man actor.
2. Speaking of Garfield and Pascal, Twitter loved this year’s presenter pairings including Pascal with Elizabeth Olsen and Garfield with Florence Pugh. Many hoped to see more of the duo’s, either presenting again at future award shows or as potential co-stars.
The talked-about moment is also an indication of how mild this year’s Academy Awards was compared to years past.
3. It’s safe to say that attendees did not want to get pulled into any unnecessary drama this year. This was made apparent when Kimmel asked Malala Yousafzai her take on whether or not Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival last year and she responded with “I only talk about peace.”
4. One of the only hiccups throughout the ceremony seemed to be when Elizabeth Banks tripped on her way to present best visual effects.
Related: See photos of the stars’ Academy Awards fashion5. The rest of the evening remained pretty wholesome. Brendan Fraser won best actor for his role in “The Whale.”
6. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” not only won big with seven Academy Awards, the cast won over viewers at home with their reactions.
Most notably everyone couldn’t get enough Ke Huy Quan. The Actor gave a heartfelt speech after winning best supporting actor, which resonated with many. “They say stories like this only happen in the movies, I cannot believe it’s happening to me,” said Quan.
However, it was his on stage reunion with his “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” co-star, Harrison Ford, that was the highlight of the night.
7. Jamie Lee Curtis had an authentic reaction to winning best supporting actress, where she could be seen saying “oh shut up” after her name was read.
The category was arguably one of the more competitive this year, where no matter who won, someone would have been snubbed.
It’s not only Curtis’ first Oscar, but her first Academy Award nomination in her nearly 50 year career. She used her time onstage to express her gratitude but to also acknowledge her parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh who were each nominated for Academy Awards.
Related: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ takes best international film and more8. While there were many powerful performances throughout the night from the best original song nominations, there was something special about seeing David Byrne with hotdog hands as he performed “This Is A Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with Stephanie Hsu and Son Lux.
9. It wasn’t the only “Everything Everywhere All at Once” reference during the ceremony. Yeoh and Curtis made a bagel motion with their hands when the film’s directors, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, won the award for best directing.
The cast’s sincere reaction continued when Yeoh won best actress, which resulted in a group hug with her co-stars before she took the stage.
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