The 87th Academy Awards on Social Media

The forecast in Hollywood wasn’t the best for the Sunday event, and organizers tried to protect the Dolby Theatre rotunda from the worst of the weather. The large Oscar statue has been covered in a thick plastic sheet, and the area surrounding the red carpet has been cased in a plastic tent due to the rain.

For the first time, Los Angeles International Airport was painted in gold for the 87th Academy Awards. Anthony Samaniego brings you this moment in his stunning GIF:



Last year, Ellen DeGeneres hosted the award show, but this year it looks like she’ll be taking any “viral selfie’s” from home if she chooses to as Neil Patrick Harris hosts this year’s event.


The Twitter account @TheAcademy offered viewers a look behind the scenes as celebrities filtered in Sunday night.

Reese Witherspoon, nominated for Wild is getting ready for show time!



J.K. Simmons had the first win of the night, for his supporting role in Whiplash.

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