Oscar Night Social Media Style: The Show In Tweets

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Ahhhh Oscar Night on the Internet. What did we do when we had to just watch awards shows with our families and talk to each other like cave people? ::Shudder::

It can't be long now before they release a TV with twitter picture in picture to complete the experience, and I'll be the first in line. Because Twitter? I love you as much as I love movies, especially when you're mocking the people that make them.

Let's begin shall we? {I feel that I should warn there's explicit language ahead.}

I know it's uncouth to kick it off with my own tweet but I can't help it. Because WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH ON THE RED CARPET?




There was a lot of art deco on the red carpet last night, and of course, your usual amount of mutual adoration between hosts and guests. And there was Bradley Cooper looking like he'd just come off of a rough night in Vegas.


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...And of course Kristen Stewart looking like she was right there along side him (and I'm totally not buying the crutches.)




For those who were placing wagers on how long it would take for a celebrity body part Twitter account to appear...the show hadn't started yet.


Do you follow @WendiAarons on Twitter? Because actual LOLs over there--



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The show started off with a song about Boobs, which I chuckled at but the rest of the Internet pretty much hated (apparently I have the sense of humor of a fifth grade boy...or Seth MacFarlane...)


And we were off and running with a dance number from two of the hottest people on planet earth --



 Shatner made a weird show weirder, with his "from the future via satellite" appearance, and suiting up Star Trek style did him no favors.







Seth MacFarlane wasn't making any new e-friends when he brought out Marky Mark and Ted --




...But the push back was fantastic.



The musical numbers were off the chain, if not a bit overabundant. But with Hollywood's reigning kings of musicals Craig Zadan and Neil Meron producing the Awards, it didn't come as much of a surprise  --





And also:


There were few upsets, Christoph Waltz took home his second supporting actor trophy for Django Unchained, and Ang Lee surprised some by taking the director prize for Life Of Pi over...the blatantly snubbed Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow. Anne Hathaway surprised no one with her win for Les Mis.



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 And of course Jennifer Lawrence cemented her place in Hollywood forever by being unreasonably charming as always --


The theme of the night for the non-celeb winners was fabulous hair --





Michelle excused herself from casually chatting with members of our armed forces in a ballgown to bolster the Best Picture nominees --


And finally, Ben Affleck exacted his revenge --





And then, someone over at The Onion lost their mind and decided to divert all the Seth MacFarlane mysogyny rage over to their twitter team...



To be clear, Quvenzhané Wallis is the NINE-YEAR-OLD star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, who was nominated for Best Actress last night.

Y'know...this adorable little girl:



So one final tweet to sum up Oscar Night? Leave it to our own @ElisaC


Did you watch? Did you tweet? What did you think of the Oscars?