No pants? No problem! Somehow managing to outdo his ridiculous Grammys hat, Pharrell walked the Oscars carpet in a pair of tuxedo shorts. (With all this talk of rain, maybe he was preparing for a flood?)
The Enough-Is-Enough Award
Remember when Jennifer Lawrence fell at last year’s Oscars, and everyone loved her for it? Well, it happened again on the red carpet this year… and we’re less impressed. Get it together, J-Law!
Seriously, J.Law couldn’t win on the red carpet, here attacked by a fly, effectively disrupting Lara Spencer’s heady interview about nail polish.
Best Donna Martin Reference
Thanks to Frozen‘s multiple nominations, Kristen Bell’s husband Dax Shepard (aka Parenthood man-child Crosby) got to grace the Oscars carpet, where he dropped the best (only?) Beverly Hills, 90210 reference of the night. “I started in Donna Martin Graduates, then moved to Varvatos, which is what I landed on,” he said of his outfit.
Does Matthew McConaughey know that in order to take a selfie, you actually have to take the picture yourself? Fail.
Best New Couple
Move over, Brad and Angelina! After sharing a moment on the carpet, nominees Jared Leto, 42, and June Squibb, 84, finally made their romance public. “Our evening in Santa Barbara was great,” Squibb teased. (So. Hot.)
Weirdest Red Carpet Interaction
We know this is the first time Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) has been nominated for an Oscar, but is it also her first time speaking to an interviewer? After telling Ryan Seacrest she was “shocked” that he was speaking to her, she went on to explain that she felt like “…a creature.” What?
Best Loss Of Mani-Cam Virginity
Not enough people point out how truly weird E!’s Mani-Cam really is, so we loved Jessica Biel’s astute observation upon taking the finger walk for the first time: “This is the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.” (Bless you, Jessica.)
Best Dress Explanation
When asked what went into choosing her Oscars dress, Viola Davis simply said, “I put it on, it fit and I didn’t bust a zipper.” Works for us!
Most Mysterious Photobomb
$10 to the first TVLine reader able to identify this vision in blue behind Ryan Seacrest.
Best Misunderstood Joke
At the start of E!’s broadcast, the camera panned to a flooded BMW parked on Hollywood Blvd., which Ryan Seacrest jokingly referred to as Giuliana Rancic’s car. Clearly offended that anyone would think she drove herself to work — that’s what Ross Matthews is for — Rancic took to the mic and explained very matter-of-factly, “That was not my car, Ryan.” (Thanks for clearing that up, G.)
Over on ABC, Tyson Beckford was in charge of introducing people as stoically as possible. And apparently something went wrong on the assembly line, because Beckford-bot’s biggest moment was announcing everyone’s favorite nominee… Jessica Roberts?
Will Smith paused his interview with ABC to give a shout out to the cameraman, whom he recognized from his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air days. (A-listers all around!)
Most Awkward Fan Involvement
We’re all about getting average humans involved in the Oscars, but there was something super weird about ABC’s “My Oscar Photo” segment. (In other news, we hear Leonardo DiCaprio and @Marie_0092 are totally hooking up.)