2015 Oscars {Video} The Academy Awards Best & Worst Moments & Red Carpet Fashion

Published On February 23, 2015 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

The Oscars The 87th Academy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 22, at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.

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BEST: The opening number. We won’t waste our breath bemoaning the cliché of A) musical numbers about the year’s nominees or B) Neil Patrick Harris singing at at awards shows, because that is useless. Instead, we’ll praise the clever opening, which got the #OscarsSoWhite and #CumberbatchGonnaLose jokes out of the way within seconds and rapidly segued into chirpy appearances from Anna Kendrick, Jack Black and a few Stormtroopers (via a song composed by “Let It Go” writers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, no less).
Grade: 7

WORST: NPH’s recurring joke about the lock box. Octavia Spencer didn’t understand what was going on either.
Score: 4.5

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BEST: “Everything Is Awesome.” If you said to yourself after about an hour, “This would be so much better on acid,” then you were probably quite pleased with the raucous performance of this “Lego Movie” sensation. The Lonely Island! Tegan and Sara! Questlove! And, far more importantly, Oprah holding a Lego Oscar.
Grade: 8.5

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BEST: John Legend and Common’s “Glory” performance and win. The ballads that preceded it (Adam Levine’s “Lost Stars,” Tim McGraw’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Rita Ora’s “Grateful”) were a snooze, but the duo brought out a choir and melted the room with a stunning speech about the ongoing struggle for equality.
Score: 8.5

BEST/WORST: Lady Gaga’s “Sound of Music” tribute. She was good, but let’s process the fact that, at 11:15 p.m., with seven awards left to go and 15 minutes until the show’s slated end, a pop star sang a tribute to a movie that is 50 years old.
Score: 5

WORST: “Boyhood” lost Best Picture and Best Director. Congrats, “Birdman,” but Richard Linklater will still be the most popular person at the after-parties.
Score: 4.5

WORST: The length. Boy, do we love us some Oscars. But this telecast lasted more than three-and-a-half hours so Neil Patrick Harris could chuckle at his own jokes? No thanks.
Score: 3

Overall grade: 6

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