A star-studded selfie, pizza and Liza: 5 memorable moments from the Oscars
WATCH: Selfies and pizza made for some memorable moments at Sunday’s Oscars
TORONTO — Couldn’t stay up late for the three-and-a-half-hour 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night?
Here are some highs and lows from Hollywood’s big night:
Liza dissed… but keeps her Oscar
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Liza Minnelli appeared slightly put off when Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres called her “one of the most amazing Liza Minnelli impersonators I’ve ever seen in my entire life.” DeGeneres added: “Good job, sir.” But Minnelli seemed moved by Pink’s powerhouse performance of “Over the Rainbow,” a song made famous by Minnelli’s mother Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
Minnelli also got to keep the Best Actress Oscar she won in 1973 for Cabaret. In January, she promised Matthew McConaughey: “Honey, if you don’t win the Academy Award, I’m giving you mine.” McConaughey won.
Travolta renames Idina Menzel
John Travolta raised eyebrows and set off a social media storm when he read a glowing introduction to performer Idina Menzel — but called her “the one and only Adele Dazim.” If she was taken aback, she didn’t let it show as she went right into a rendition of “Let It Go” from Frozen.
Surgically-enhanced Vertigo star Kim Novak, 81, presented an award with Matthew McConaughey, who used his hand on her back to focus her attention and move her closer to the microphone. Later, 72-year-old singer Darlene Love took the spotlight from the producers of the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom to belt out part of a song. It earned her a standing ovation. Also getting the audience to its feet was Bette Midler, 68, who sang her 1989 hit “Wind Beneath My Wings” following the In Memoriam tribute.
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres posted a star-packed selfie and challenged the audience to break the record for the most retweets. The record was broken — and 桑拿会所, too. DeGeneres came on stage later to announce the social media tool briefly went down. The selfie was epic, though. Taken by Bradley Cooper, it included stars like Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Spacey.
If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter杭州夜网/C9U5NOtGap
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
At one point in the Oscar show, Ellen DeGeneres and a delivery guy from Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria walked through the audience offering slices to the stars. Those who took some pizza included Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Dax Shepard, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harrison Ford and Channing Tatum. Leonardo DiCaprio declined. Later in the show, DeGeneres passed the hat — Pharrell Williams’ hat, of course — to collect money for the pizza.
Thanks @TheEllenShow haha we were actually starving!!! #pizza #oscars pic.twitter杭州夜网/yXxfmNseNk
— Corinne Foxx (@corinnefoxx) March 3, 2014
OSCAR PIZZA! #Oscars pic.twitter杭州夜网/TPbLHwvR4T
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) March 3, 2014
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