The 34 Most Important Things That Happened This Awards Season
By John Boone
Roll up the red carpet -- it’s finally over.
When Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won Best Picture at the Oscars, it marked the official end of Awards Season or (The Expected Time of the Year When Attractive Celebrities Give Awards to Other Attractive Celebrities). There was the Golden Globes, the GRAMMYs, the SAG Awards, every other guild’s awards, the Critics Choice, the BAFTAs, the Independent Spirit Awards and, of course, the Academy Awards.
Damn, Hollywood, do you really need that many award shows?!
25. At the Oscars, Melanie Griffith and her daughter, Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson, got into the best mother-daughter argument we’ve ever witnessed on a red carpet:
Griffith: “She’s a really good actress. I don’t need to see [Fifty Shades] to know how good she is.” Johnson: “All right, you don’t have to see it. God. I’m like, ‘You can see it.’ And you’re like, ‘Eh, no.’”
26. Patricia Arquette made a call to arms for women’s equality:
27. And got this amazing reaction from Meryl Streep and J.Lo:
28. Oprah was very excited to win a LEGO Oscar (see: No. 7):
29. And even more excited when John Legend and Common’s song “Glory” from Selma won for Best Original Song:
There were so many tears.
30. Eddie Redmayne was surprised when he won Best Actor, then was surprised again when halfway through his speech, he realized he had an Oscar in his hand: