GIFs via Les Fabian Brathwaite
The 87th annual Academy Awards were last night, and while you may have varying opinions on the success of host Neil Patrick Harris, the nearly four hour telecast offered up some memorable moments. Not nearly four hours worth, but like Hollywood, there were more misses than hits. But let’s took at the big, fat, gay hits from the 2015 Oscars.
Here are the gayest GIFs from the 2015 Academy Awards.
The opening number was treacly and more sincere than I’m comfortable seeing with NPH, but it did offer this touching moment.
Benedict Cumberbatch doing and saying what everyone in the audience was thinking by the last hour of the show.
Shirley MacLaine’s sequined pantsuit
The performance of “Everything is Awesome” featuring sapphic sister duo, Tegan and Sara.
NPH giving the clothes off of his back for a laugh.
Chris Evans’ beard.
Anytime Meryl was on-screen. Like this reaction to her Into the Woods nomination clip.
Or Meryl and J.Lo screaming “YAS!” at Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette for preaching about equal wages for women.
And of course, this skirtsuit.
Meanwhile, the In Memoriam notably left out Joan Rivers. [Ed. note: And Elaine Stritch].
Jennifer Hudson reminding us all why she has an Oscar with her soul-stirring performance after the Rivers-less In Memoriam.
David Oyelowo and Chris Pines’ man-tears after John Legend and Common brought down the house with their performance of “Glory.”
This incredibly creepy moment between Adele Dazeem and Glom Gazingo.
Lady Gaga making it rain glitter and unicorns with her epic Sound of Music tribute. Also, just gonna say it, Voice of a Generation.
National treasure Julie Andrews approved.
Though the greatest (if not gayest) moment at the Oscars belonged to Best Adapted Screenplay winner Graham Moore. First of all, this queen won life when Oprah called his name, “Everybody gets a new car!” style.
Then he got a hug and a kiss from Benedict Cumberbatch.
Pretty sure he just died a little when this happened.
And he gave the most moving speech of the night. Watch this and try not tearing up:
John Stamos approved. And I approve John Stamos.
[Ed. note: in the biggest upset of the night, turns out Graham Moore’s not gay. Still, what he said certainly resounds for LGBT kids around the country. So gay or not, go ‘head queen!]
Les Fabian Brathwaite, so glad Julianne Moore finally has an Oscar, is awaiting Annette Bening’s to right the injustice of the world.