Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night. In the three-and-a-half-hour show, five standout moments made worldwide audiences laugh out loud, shake their heads and cover their eyes.
The Hollywood Reporter reminisces on five laugh-out-loud moments from the 2015 Oscars.
Funnyman Jack Black surprised audiences when he made his way onstage mid-performance to interrupt Neil Patrick Harris and Anna Kendrick‘s duet. He satirically sang about the Hollywood industry. “This industry’s in flux, run by mucky mucks,” he belted out in his solo.
After mispronouncing her name as “Adele Dazeem” at the 2014 Oscars, Idina Menzel returned a flub favor to John Travolta by calling him “Glom Gazingo” when she welcomed him to the stage to co-present best original song. “You are my wickedly talented Idina Menzel,” Travolta responded, embracing her face with his hands.
Neil Patrick Harris Strips Down
The awards host went barely there during the live show by stripping down to his tighty-whities. He unashamedly took to the stage in the bun-huggers and black socks, poking fun at Michael Keaton‘s character in best picture winner Birdman.
Alejandro Inarritu’s Underwear “Smells Like Balls”
Best director and best picture winner Alejandro G. Inarritu allocated time during his director acceptance speech to get personal. After joking about “good luck charms,” the director revealed that he was wearing Michael Keaton‘s Birdman tighty-whities that “smells like balls.”
Neil Patrick Harris’ Predictions List
The awards host had audiences waiting the entire evening for the unveiling of his Oscar predictions, which were “guarded” by Octavia Spencer from the start of the show. When Patrick Harris read aloud his predictions list, the multifold card addressed his name flubs, Meryl Streep cheering on Patricia Arquette and Travolta touching Menzel’s face, among other moments. Clearly, the “predictions” were written as the show unfolded.