Beyond Ellen’s Internet-breaking selfie: The funniest Oscars tweets
Was Twitter the real winner last night? Read the best jokes, snark and burns from the 86th Academy Awards.
Mon Mar 3 2014
The 2014 Oscars happened.
Gravity grabbed the most statues, Pharrell's hat came back, and host Ellen DeGeneres posted a selfie that became the most retweeted tweet off all time in just over 30 minutes. Also, pizza.
From the moment Jennifer Lawrence tripped before even making it inside the building to Steve McQueen's victory dance when 12 Years a Slave took the award for Best Picture, comedians, critics and commenters were keeping track of every high and low of the evening. Here, a look at the funniest tweets from the biggest night in film.
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Minutes until McConaughhey turns his Oscar into a bong.— Nathan Rabin (@nathanrabin) March 3, 2014
brad pitt is like a fine wine because every time I want him, I have to settle for soothing my urges with $4 pink champagne instead— Rega Jha (@RegaJha) March 3, 2014
Thanks, John Travolta, for letting me know that this song is performed by Adele Dazime or somebody WTF.— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) March 3, 2014
Saw Kevin Spacey on the red carpet & expected him to look at the camera & say something like "The Oscars are so humiliating" #HouseOfCards— allison shiffler (@allisonshiff) March 3, 2014
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