Oscars 2015 Highlights and Top Moments: Your Cheat Sheet for Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris speaks onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Hooray for Hollywood! The 2015 Oscars have come and gone, but our heads are still spinning from all the craziness. From the star-studded red carpet pre-show to the final sign-off from host Neil Patrick Harris, every minute of the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22 was a conversation starter. (Just look at Twitter!)

In case you need a cheat sheet, here are just a few of the many highlights and top moments from Hollywood’s biggest night. 

1. Neil Patrick Harris Flubs Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Oyelowo, Margot Robbie’s Names

Practice doesn’t always make perfect! Neil Patrick Harris stumbled over several names during the telecast, some on purpose, some not. To be fair, though, he had his hands full with that opening song-and-dance number — and he was mostly naked when he mispronounced Margot Robbie’s name as Margot Row-bie. (Who wouldn’t be flustered?)

After giving a sweet shout-out to fiance Taylor Kinney earlier in the night, newly engaged Gaga took the stage at L.A.’s Dolby Theatre to sing a medley of songs from The Sound of Music, including “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things.” Even Julie Andrews — who played Maria in the 1965 movie musical — was impressed with her performance!

Lady Gaga performs
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Patricia Arquette turned her acceptance speech for best supporting actress into a call to action for equal rights for women, eliciting enthusiastic responses from fellow nominee Meryl Streep and presenter Jennifer Lopez. Let’s hear it for the girls!

After flubbing Idina Menzel‘s name at the 2014 Oscars, John Travolta reunited with the Frozen songstress at this year’s show to mock his memorable mispronunciation. Adele Dazeem, meet Glom Gazingo!

John Travolta and Idina Menzel
John Travolta and Idina Menzel present an award on stage at the 87th Oscars Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

5. John Legend and Common Bring Stars to Tears With “Glory” Song 

Not a dry eye in the house! Best Original Song winners John Legend and Common treated the Oscars audience to a moving rendition of “Glory” from the Selma soundtrack. By the end of their performance, everyone was on their feet, and stars including David Oyelowo and Chris Pine were in tears. (Us too, guys — Us too!)

Moms, right? Dakota Johnson couldn’t hide her annoyance on the red carpet when mom Melanie Griffith reiterated to ABC’s Lara Spencer that she would not be seeing her daughter’s new movie, Fifty Shades of Grey. Watch the video in the link above!

Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith
Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Music? What music? Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski refused to be played offstage during his acceptance speech for Best Foreign Language Film. Despite attempts from the orchestra to cut him off, Pawlikowski continued to speak over — and past — the music. You earned it, man!

American Sniper director Clint Eastwood had everyone talking when he hit the Oscars with girlfriend Christina Sandera. The happy couple walked arm in arm on the red carpet, stopping to pose for photos along the way. 

Clint Eastwood and Christina Sandera
Clint Eastwood and Christina Sandera attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards George Pimentel/Getty Images

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave love to a lot of different films this year, with big wins for almost every Best Picture nominee. Check out the complete list of winners! 

10. Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island Give Awesome Performance of “Everything Is Awesome”

“Everything Is Awesome” was, well, awesome! Andy Samberg‘s comedy trio The Lonely Island joined rock duo Tegan and Sara for a spectacular performance of the Oscar-nominated tune from The Lego Movie, complete with Lego Oscar trophies, a huge troupe of dancers, and appearances from Questlove and Will Arnett.

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