The 86th annual Academy Awards aired last night, bringing another award season to its end. This year’s ceremony, hosted by Ellen Degeneres, brought cheerful moments like: Lupita Nyong’o’s historic win on the 75th anniversary of Hattie McDaniel’s “Best Supporting Actress” win, and awkward moments like John Ridley’s intense acceptance speech for “Best Adapted Screenplay” for “12 Years A Slave” where he threw director Steve McQueen palm trees worth of shade.
The red carpet brought angelic moments like, Jada Pinkett- Smith’s peach Versace number and Camila Alves’ (Matthew McConaughey’s wife) pale pink Gabriela Cadena gown. We gushed over Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s public display of affection and fell in love all over again with Charlize Theron.
From Jennifer Lawrence falling on the red carpet to Cate Blanchett’s epic acceptance speech (“Suck it, Julia”), here are the most memorable moments of the night:
“12 Years A Slave” Writer John Ridley Gives Steve McQueen The Cold Shoulder
An overwhelming feeling of Black pride swarmed our insides when John Ridley became the second Black person to win an Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” (Geoffrey S. Fletcher won for “Precious” in 2010) for “12 Years A Slave” but we were quickly cooled down when he threw massive shade at “12 Years A Slave” director Steve McQueen.
Ridley walked straight past McQueen without even cutting an eye-ball in his direction and didn’t even thank him in his overly intense acceptance speech. Rumor has it that McQueen and Ridley had a falling-out prior to the ceremony.
“My sources attributing John Ridley-Steve McQueen cold shoulder at Oscars tonight to dispute over screenplay credit,” tweeted Nikki Finke of The Hollywood Reporter.
Peep the snub, below:
Jada Pinkett-Smith Slays The Carpet (Like Shut It Down)
Yasss! We live!
Jada Pinkett-Smith completely stole the show when she and hubby/ “Best Picture” presenter Will Smith showed up the Academy Awards red carpet in this flowing Versace gown. While we’re still staring at the best dressed ensemble, folks noticed something different about Jada’s cheeks and think the starlet had plastic surgery to enhance them. (Take that one with a grain of salt).
She did that!
Darlene Love Snatched The Mic
The act of thanking God on stage might’ve gone out with ’90s interludes, but Darlene love took us to CHURCH when her film “20 Feet From Stardom” won the “Best Documentary” Award. Love thanked God and kept giving the praise with an A ccapella version of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” during the acceptance speech. Half the room looked confused, but no one dared interrupt Darlene’s moment and she took all of the minutes she had to bask in her moment on stage (apparently one can play the music on you if you’re the one singing it!).
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"