Julian, Moritz (via Skype from New Zealand) and I sat in front of the TV the whole night to follow the 86th Academy Awards live from Los Angeles. As always we were betting against each other on who to win the prestigious Oscars? I must admit that I'm proud of myself that I guessed 17 out of 24 categories correctly (and I therefore won the small jackpot, consisting of Fr. 30.00.- - dinner's on me!), especially all the important ones like best motion picture, actor / actress in supporting resp. leading role and the best director. It was a great evening hosted by Ellen DeGeneres who did a fantastic job! She even managed to take the ultimate selfie with Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o and Angelina Jolie which ended up being the most retweeted picture of all time on Twitter (2.3M and counting)! We also really enjoyed the performance of Pharrell William's Happy and U2's Ordinary Love. Read below the winner's of tonight:
Best Motion Picture: 12 Years A Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years A Slave
Besides the winners - and losers - of the awards there are always the red carpet looks! While I enjoyed watching the Oscar's from the comfort of my home on the couch and in my pajama's (there goes the best dressed award..) the elegant Ladies and Gentlemen wore some stunning gowns and suits last night. Stylequeen Lupita Nyong'o wowed in a custom Prada dress while Jennifer Lawrence wore a stunning red Christian Dior dress. Most stylish men of the evening? Clearly Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto - both awarded for Dallas Buyers Club - wearing a white blazered tuxedo.
Did you watch the Academy Awards 2014? If so what did you think? I am going to bed now, talk to you later!