While the 2018 Oscars were nowhere near as eventful or surprising as the 2017 Oscars, the evening was still chock-full of the glitz, glamour, unintentionally awkward moments (e.g. the A Wrinkle in Time moviegoer who mispronounced Tiffany Haddish’s name) and rousing acceptance speeches (all hail Frances McDormand) that we’ve come to expect and appreciate.
Fortunately, most Oscars attendees know how excited we peasants get whenever they give us brief glimpses into the lives of the rich and famous. The good celebrities usually treat us to a red carpet photo or two. The great celebrities take the time to tweet, Instagram, and photobomb whenever they get the chance. So to give thanks to these considerate famouses (and to convince them to take even more behind the scenes pictures at next year’s Oscars), we decided to put together a 2018 Oscars recap completely comprised of celebrity social media posts. If you want to relive the night in its entirety, you can check out the Oscars broadcast on the CTV website.
Call Me by Your Name’s Armie Hammer snapped a photo of his jam-packed Oscars makeup table (most of the products were for his wife Elizabeth Chambers, supposedly).
Hammer later took a selfie with his Call Me by Your Name co-star Timothée Chalamet and Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort. Not quite sure what he’s doing with his face back there, but we love him anyway.
Presenter Salma Hayek danced out all her nerves before heading to Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
Best Original Screenplay nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon got dressed up to attend the fanciest ‘Oscar viewing party’ of the century.
On our way to an Oscar viewing party. pic.twitter.com/4NRxREEKa9
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 4, 2018
And the always stylish Taraji P. Henson put together one of the most eye-catching red carpet looks of the night.
Presenter Laura Dern celebrated Throwback Thursday early with a black and white photo from her first Oscars red carpet in 1974 (she attended the ceremony with her mom, actor Diane Ladd).
And speaking of red carpets, rock musician St. Vincent, who accompanied Sufjan Stevens during his performance of Best Original Song nominee “Mystery of Love,” struck a pose outside the theatre before the ceremony began.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who’s never not star struck, shared photos of himself posing with St. Vincent and stand-up comic Dave Chappelle, among others. He also managed to take a photo of Best Actress winner Frances McDormand being her best, sassiest self.
These are a few of my favorite things pic.twitter.com/9t8NE4M67Y
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 5, 2018
Rachel Morrison, the very first female Best Cinematography nominee in Oscars history, paid tribute to Wakanda with a little help from her friends.
Jordan Peele, who won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Get Out, had the most relatable Oscar win reaction of the year, if not ever.
I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 5, 2018
And luckily his wife, the incomparable Chelsea Peretti, made sure to pack some Oscars essentials before the big day. A lady’s gotta do what a lady’s gotta do.
Meanwhile, Get Out actor Lakeith Stanfield let us know how it feels to have a celebrity scream a famous quote at you.
Taraji just screamed GET OUT at me. I mean….i can quote Baby Boy if you want me to….my point is WE ALL GOT QUOTABLES haha
— Lakeith Stanfield (@lakeithlakeith) March 5, 2018
Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress award in 2017 for her moving performance in Fences, so she decided to spread the good vibes to her The Help co-stars Allison Janney (who just won the Best Supporting Actress award for her turn as LaVona Golden in I, Tonya) and Octavia Spencer (who was nominated in the same category for her performance in The Shape of Water).
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) March 5, 2018
And Janney’s The West Wing co-star, Get Out’s Bradley Whitford, admitted to getting a little emotional when Janney delivered her acceptance speech.
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) March 5, 2018
Judd Apatow honoured the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while simultaneously gifting us with a luminescent shot of presenter Maya Rudolph.
Zendaya, who introduced her The Greatest Showman co-star Keala Settle before her stirring performance of “This Is Me,” explained a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it food mishap.
It was a chip…and I caught that shit hella quick https://t.co/DGCrwgFYYc
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) March 5, 2018
Two-time host Jimmy Kimmel commemorated the Oscars’ A Wrinkle in Time takeover with a star-studded group photo.
This was not your average screening of #WrinkleInTime… #Oscars @GalGadot @AnselElgort @MargotRobbie @HamillHimself @RealGDT #EmilyBlunt @Lupita_Nyongo @ArmieHammer @Lin_Manuel @IamGuillermo @ChineseTheatres pic.twitter.com/CdpwRO6NS0
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 5, 2018
And presenter Ashley Judd recovered from a long night of schmoozing, applauding, and walking in heels by hanging out with an adorable dog (which is how we and everyone else should recharge after attending grueling events from now on).
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 5, 2018