Impassioned political acceptance speeches punctuated an otherwise run-of-the-mill Oscars ceremony last night, with Neil Patrick Harris landing half his jokes and the predicted frontrunners getting their due.
A notable upset, though, was the “Boyhood” Best Picture and Best Director snub, which incensed cinephiles and celebrities alike across the far reaches of the internet. Here’s how Twitter reacted to that and more.
The ceremony and fanfare
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) February 23, 2015
Good thing John Travolta wasn’t terrifyingly creepy this year
— elan gale (@theyearofelan) February 23, 2015
Terrence Howard sounded like the waiter that makes you uncomfortable while he’s passionately describing the specials.
— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) February 23, 2015
Terrence Howard thinks he is being nominated for his presenting #oscars
— marc maron (@marcmaron) February 23, 2015
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 23, 2015
Patty A now responsible for best Oscar moment in herstory (see what I did there!?!?)
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 23, 2015
Congratulations to Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews for a most emotional moment on this year’s Oscars. Oops, forgot to be satirical.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 23, 2015
Ethan Hawke just told Robin Roberts he feels like a “gentle pirate.” THE NIGHT HAS ALREADY PEAKED.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 23, 2015
I’d like to show Chris Pine my Selma
was that clear already?
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 23, 2015
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 23, 2015
— Robert Duvall (@RobertDuvall) February 23, 2015
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Nominees and winners
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 22, 2015
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) February 23, 2015
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) February 23, 2015
Yes common n John !!!!!! So well deserved ! So proud of u guys !
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) February 23, 2015
Vientos! Otro Oscar! Eso Alejandro!
— Gael Garcia Bernal (@GaelGarciaB) February 23, 2015
Normally, I hate this point, but here I go…The Joan Rivers oversight was bad.She invented the Red Carpet, which ABC now makes a show of.
— Ben Mankiewicz (@BenMank77) February 23, 2015
Birdman is a terrific movie. Boyhood is a masterpiece — The Academy just made its worst mistake in 20 years: http://t.co/LnlAQ28xH9
— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) February 23, 2015
Missed it; figured that Keaton carried Birdman.
— Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) February 23, 2015
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 23, 2015
Part of why Boyhood should have won is that the people who love it, love it much, much more than the people who love Birdman.
— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum) February 23, 2015
After critics groups almost unanimously embraced BOYHOOD, academy ended up embracing BIRDMAN, which features a nasty critic. Oh, the irony.
— Lou Lumenick (@LouLumenick) February 23, 2015
Me right now. What a night. Congratulations to all the nominees, performers, and winners! Let’s party! �� pic.twitter.com/AhDgfTJEUK
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 23, 2015
— COMMON (@common) February 23, 2015