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9 Things You Need to Know From the 2014 Oscars

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After the 86th Academy Awards red carpet was thoroughly assessed, Ellen DeGeneres launched into the marathon awards ceremony in three suits and one Glenda the Good Witch costume. It brought us Pharrell and Pharrell's hat, Jared Leto's indomitable hommebré and so many pizza GIFs. Below, find really important things that happened this year (and head here for a list of winners).

1. This is what Johnny Weir wore. Just had to get that out of the way.

2. No one saw it coming, but Jennifer Lawrence fell in Dior again:

3. The men really stepped out this year with Kevin Spacey in a dark blue suit, Chris Hemsworth in oxblood and Pharrell Williams showing a little knee in formal shorts. And then there was Jared Leto in a white dinner jacket, tuxedo pants and a red bow-tie, being all long hair, don't care. In the wise words of the great Ellen Degeneres, "Everybody looks beautiful tonight. I'm not going to say who looks the most beautiful but it's clear. It's Jared Leto. I mean, he's the prettiest."

4. Liza Minnelli moments included (a) Going out of her way to hug Lupita when the actress won best supporting (b) confusing everyone briefly when all were reminded that she's Judy Garland's kid and (c) this selfie.

5. And Ellen took a popular kids selfie.


6. Sit tight because the next few are about pizza:
6a. Ellen orders pizza.

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6b. Bratt Pitt helps distribute pizza.

6c. Brad Pitt eats the pizza.

6d. Jared Leto gets pizza for his mom.


6e. Later, Ellen collects pizza money in Pharrell's hat. Lupita gives her lip balm.

7. Meryl Streep's shimmy is forever burned in our collective unconscious.

8. Parody twitter accounts include @LupitasHeadband, a very rude @OscarsPizzaGuy and @AdelaDazeem, the name that John Travolta announced that was not "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel.

9. Best speeches go to Lupita for telling the children "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." (See it here). And Cate Blanchett after winning best actress. The classy lady roused with her words, "As random and subjective as this award is, it means a great deal in a year of extraordinary performances by women. Amy Adams, everything you do, but your performance in American Hustle blew my mind. Meryl, what can I say? Sandra, I could watch that performance till the end of time, and I sort of felt like I had. Julia, hashtag, suck it. You know what I mean?" She continued with a message (all good speeches have one of those, right?), "And perhaps to those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences, they are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. So the world is round, people!"

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