What spurs memes better than a live televised event with lots of celebrities, high tension, and more than enough opportunities to go off script? The 2015 Oscars didn’t disappoint, with everything from red carpet looks to award acceptance speeches trending throughout the broadcast.
Birdman, Julianne Moore, and Eddie Redmayne may have walked away with the top prizes, but let’s be honest. The real winners of last night’s event were the memes.
Oprah blessed us with some of our favorite reaction GIFs that we’ll be using for some time.
As did Eddie Redmayne.
Adele Dazeem is so 2014. This year, John Travolta had his sights set on Brendadirk Cramplescrunch — err, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Stars — they’re just like us! J. Lo did as we all would do, and took a selfie. Meanwhile, Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston, like our very own friends, couldn’t resist a good photobomb opportunity.
Lady Gaga’s attire looked more fit for a cleaning lady job than the red carpet.
And Jared Leto looked a little Biblical.
But it’s important to note that not all memes are created equal, and the real winner of the night was Meryl Streep. How could anyone top her fiery reaction to Patricia Arquette’s call for women’s rights?
Naturally, the internet took off with it, proving once again that Meryl Streep wins everything — even when she doesn’t.