The 87th Academy Awards on social media

Celebrities offer viewers a behind the scenes look

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — (NEWS10) The 87th Academy awards is all about the stars, the fashion, and the takeover on Twitter.

RAIN OR SHINE

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 was covered in a thick plastic sheet, and the area surrounding the red carpet was cased in a plastic tent due to the rain.

But there definitely weren’t any rain-boots in sight! Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars were dressed to the T. Actress, Anna Kendrick chose a coral Thakoon gown featuring a jeweled collar and Norman Silverman jewelry on the red carpet.

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Actress, Emma Stone looked ravishing in a long-sleeve, chartreuse custom Elie Saab gown.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Actress, Reese Witherspoon wore a white Tom Ford column dress with two black strips of fabric at the horizontal off-the-shoulder neckline and waist.

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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:

gold

THE HOST

Last year, Ellen DeGeneres hosted the award show, but this year she tweeted from home, as Neil Patrick Harris took over for this year’s event.

When the show was over, Ellen decided to give NPH a shout-out:

BEHIND THE SCENES

Lady Gaga walked the red carpet wearing red gloves that took Twitter by storm.

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!

THE SHOW

Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black and Anna Kendrick opened the show with a tribute to motion pictures.

Tegan and Sara joined The Lonely Island to perform “Everything is Awesome” and Oprah came out a LEGO winner!

Host Neil Patrick Harris stripped down to his tighty whities.

Actress Meryl Streep gave tribute to the legends lost this year:

Winning the Oscar for actress in a supporting role, Arquette’s acceptance speech set Twitter on fire.

“To every woman who gave birth to every tax payer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

John Legend and Common won for best original song “Glory” for the movie Selma. The duo made a moving speech, and Twitter was quick to respond.

Lady Gaga took us all by surprise as she performed a melody of songs from the popular musical, The Sound of Music. It was a beautiful performance and is reportedly one of the best Gaga has ever delivered. Julie Andrews walked on stage afterwards, thanking Gaga for her powerful tribute.

This is what Ellen thought of Gaga’s performance…

Lady Gaga reflects on her unforgettable performance with a celebratory drink in hand.

Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game, using the win to give a memorable speech about depression and suicide awareness.

Ellen thought Graham Moore’s speech was fantastic, in her own sarcastic, playful way.

BIG WINNERS: 

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