86th Annual Academy Awards – The Big Moments

Last night Hollywood’s A-listers came together to celebrate the year that was at the movies in 2013 at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

The ceremony goes on for what feels like forever, and as the night goes on the audience end up looking bored and uncomfortable. Last night, however, it felt like the audience genuinely had fun.

Below are some of the biggest moments from the night.

Ellen’s Moments
Ellen DeGeneres was back as host (first hosting in 2007). She refused to be mean spirited in her joke and brought a light heartedness feel to the awards ceremony. While it was fun, it did sometimes feel like we were watching an extended version of her talk show, The Ellen Show.

Opening Monologue

The Selfie that broke Twitter

This is what it looked like from the front and from behind – poor Liza!

Selfie

The Awkward Pizza (running) Gag

Favourite Acceptance Speeches

Lupita Nyong’o – Best Supporting Actress

Jared Leto – Best Supporting Actor

Performances

Pink’s Over The Rainbow
Pink proved last night that she does not always have to be suspended upside down high above the audience, while singing, to amaze and move us. Check out her stunning version of one of the best movie songs ever.

Pharrell Williams gets the crowd Happy
While he walked the red carpet with out it (but still caused much talk on the carpet, thanks to his tuxedo shorts), the hat was back for Pharrell’s perfomance.

It was more than just about the hat though. Pharrell’s performance set the mood for the night. It was high energy. He had the crowd on their feet and even danced with A-listers Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep & Amy Adams

U2 – Ordinary Love
U2 had the audience in the palm of their hands

Bette Middler
Bette Midler’s In Memoriam performance of Wind Beneath My Wings

Bill Murray
Bill Murray made a touching tribute to fellow actor, ghostbuster and friend Harold Ramis, while reading out the nominations for Achievement in Cinematography.

So that’s it for another year. It’s been fun celebrating the power of cinema – the fact that it can take us anywhere and make us feel so many different things – passion, anger, escapism, fun, and the list goes on. I can’t wait to see what’s to come in 2014!

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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