The 87th annual Academy Awards aired Sunday, Feb. 22 on ABC and brought out all of Hollywood’s A-list stars.
Many students from the University of Tennessee expressed their thoughts and opinions through Twitter.
Last year’s Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o presented the first award of the night for Best Supporting Actor to J.K. Simmons for his performance in “Whiplash.” Simmons thanked his wife and children and reminded everyone about the importance of parents.
“If you’re lucky enough to have a parent on this earth, call them,” he said.
Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Boyhood.” Her acceptance speech excited the internet (and Meryl Streep) with her mentions of the importance of equal pay for men and women.
The awards also featured performances from all of the nominees for Best Original Song. John Legend and Common’s performance of “Glory” from the movie “Selma” proved to be an emotional one, producing tears and a standing ovation from audience members. The song went on to win the category and was presented by Idina Menzel and John Travolta.
“I will be its custodian,” said Redmayne referring to his new Oscar statue.
Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” won awards in many categories including Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.
To see a full list of winners, go to the official Oscars website.
Edited by Courtney Anderson