The 12 Most Smile-Inducing GIFs From The Oscars Last Night

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Ellen DeGeneres taking a selfie of herself at the 2014 Oscars


From what I'm reading today, there were a lot of mixed opinions about the Oscars last night, but I personally found them pretty delightful. I thought Ellen DeGeneres did a great job, and more than that, I just kept finding myself grinning widely at the television.

Sometimes my eyes would get misty and sometimes not, but the most important thing was that I smiled through pretty much the whole thing. (At least the parts where I wasn't yawning and foraging for food in my barren apartment.)

And in case you didn't have the same experience because you were busy live-tweeting out how grumpy you were about this, that, or the other thing, I wanted to share some GIFs with you. Just take a look at them, and I dare you not to crack a little baby smile.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt bowing to Emma Watson at the 2014 Oscars GIF(via)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt bowing to his presenting partner, Emma Watson. This is the bow that launched a thousand ships. By which I mean people who ‘ship' them, aka want them to date real bad. (But would they have the most gloriously beautiful, talented babies??)

When Ellen offered to order pizza and asked how many takers there were, just look how quickly (the very pregnant) Kerry Washington shot her hand into the air. (And don't worry guys, she got some pizza later. She just didn't take any of the stuff Ellen handed out during the ceremony because she's gluten-free.)

Brad Pitt handing out plates for Ellen's pizza at the Oscars 2014(via)

And once the pizza got there, Brad Pitt handed out plates! I want to go to this A-List potluck, and I want to go to it now.

Ellen DeGeneres scaring Leonardo DiCaprio and Sandra Bullock at the 2014 Oscars(via)

Apparently Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't know about Ellen's penchant for jumping out from behind people, because he was totally startled when she did it to him mid-conversation with Sandra Bullock. Look at his face! So adorbz.

Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded selfie at the 2014 Oscars GIF(via)

Ah yes, the selfie that briefly capsized Twitter. YOU ARE SMILING RIGHT NOW, DON'T YOU DARE LIE TO ME.

Jared Leto's brother kissing their mom at the 2014 Oscars How sweet Jared Leto was toward his mom in his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor! As if being blessed with that beautiful silvery hair wasn't enough, she also has a super talented, super appreciative pair of sons.

Jennifer Lawrence falling down on the red carpet  at the 2014 Oscars (via)

Annnnnd there goes Jennifer Lawrence taking another tumble (on the red carpet this time) and very nearly taking that woman in front down with her. Just love the way she completely freezes up when she feels J-Law's hand hit her in the back. Obsessed.

John Travolta calling Idina Menzel 'Adele Dazeem' at the 2014 Oscars(via)

THIS THIS THIS FOREVER. When John Travolta tried to introduce Idina Menzel, instead he introduced someone named…Adele Dazeem. She sounds really fun, and I'd really like to hear her sing ‘Let It Go' from Frozenbut unfortunately she doesn't exist, so that's awkward. (And also incredibly hilarious.)

Lupita Nyong'o and Pharrell dancing at 2014 Oscars (via)

And then there was that glorious sequence where Pharrell Williams came off the stage during his performance of ‘Happy' and danced with all our favorites in the front row, starting with this perfect moment with Lupita Nyong'o

Meryl Streep dancing with Pharrell at the 2014 Oscars (via)

…to a tasteful shimmy with Meryl Streep.

Pharrell dancing with Amy Adams at the 2014 Oscars


To an out-and-out shakefest with Amy Adams. Love it, girl.

Ellen DeGeneres wearing a Glinda costume from the Wizard of Oz 2014 Oscars


And finally this. My most favoritest thing ever, that nothing will ever top, so don't even bother trying. LOOK AT HER EAGER LITTLE FACE AND THE WAY SHE RUNS. I can't.