Oscars: 15 Memorable Audience Reactions
The stars at the Academy Awards had interesting responses to some of the top moments of the night.
At the Oscars, with every iconic speech or joke, there's a hilarious reaction from an audience member to go with it. Last year, Meryl Streep's cheering and Nicole Kidman's clapping both became memes. Here are some of the most fun and interesting reactions from the 2018 Academy Awards.
The night started off with an obligatory "envelopegate" joke, which Jennifer Lawrence couldn't help but make fun of Emma Stone for. Stone was in La La Land, and it was the envelope announcing her best actress win that was mistakenly given to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, leading to the epic mistake.
The first award of the night went to Sam Rockwell for best supporting actor. In the audience, Willem Dafoe, also nominated, looked on with pride.
Elsewhere in the audience, Rockwell's Three Billboards castmate, Frances McDormand, was very happy for him.
At one point during the show, Jennifer Garner came to a grave realization. Twitter immediately took to guessing what she could've been thinking about.
What realization did Jennifer Garner just come to? pic.twitter.com/pWtycEDEVs— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) March 5, 2018
Later, Tiffany Haddish joked with Meryl Streep, who was sitting in the front row.
"Hi, Meryl," she said before presenting best documentary short, "I want you to be my momma one day."
James Ivory won best adapted screenplay, prompting a heartfelt response from his Call Me By Your Name stars.
Both Daniel Kaluuya (the star of Get Out) and Chelsea Peretti, Peele's wife, had sweet reactions to Jordan Peele winning best original screenplay.
Viola Davis jammed to "This is Me" from The Greatest Showman, performed by Keala Settle and written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Meryl Streep was completely taken aback by Jodie Foster walking out on crutches and saying Streep I, Tonya-ed her. Bonus points for a confused but elated Denzel Washington.
Greta Gerwig, the fifth woman in history to be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards, graciously said "I love him" as Guillermo del Toro gave his acceptance speech.
Frances McDormand ended her powerful speech by asking all the female nominees in the room to stand up. "Meryl, if you do it, they'll all do it," she begged.
So, Meryl stood.
Allison Janney and Margot Robbie from I, Tonya stood and cried.
Rachel Morrison, cinematographer from Mudbound, and Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville stood right up.
Saorise Ronan, Greta Gerwig, Octavia Spencer, Sally Hawkins and so many more women stood for McDormand. Although the Oscars still had best picture to give out, McDormand's speech made sure things ended on a feminist note.