Circuit 3: The Best Moments from The 86th Academy Awards


Well, my friends, the Oscar season has come and gone once again. I don’t know about you, but for the first time in a few years I was thrilled with the way things turned out (and I’m not talking about a personal career-high 21 correct predictions; *pats self on back*). From the Best Picture selection of 12 Years a Slave to the potentially career-making/saving Supporting Actress decision of Lupita Nyong’o over Jennifer Lawrence, respectively, AMPAS did quite all right this time around, in my opinion.

From a bit of history being made, to a fun and jubilant host, to some pretty outstanding musical performances, and some rather fantastic speeches, the 86th Academy Awards provided quite a few moments to remember. Of course, there was the ridiculous amount of standing ovations (13?? 14??) and the unfortunate John Travolta incident (Adele Dazeem is the inevitable answer to a pop culture Trivial Pursuit question), but who’s complaining?

With so many things to be happy about, this week Circuit 3 is asking what your three Best Moments from the 86th Academy Awards were. Whether it is a certain winner, performance, or maybe a certain pizza guy, let us know what you enjoyed most about it!

My Circuit 3 for The Best Moments from The 86th Academy Awards:

  1. Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) winning Supporting Actress
  2. Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity) winning Cinematography
  3. 12 Years a Slave winning Best Picture

For me, clearly, it was all about the winners. It always is.

Hope you enjoyed the show and the Academy’s selections as much as I did. Looking forward to finding out with you what names will be stuffed inside the envelopes at the 87th Academy Awards!

What do you think?

AC Fan

Written by Mark Johnson

Lover of all things film and Oscar. Fantasy sports’ equivalent of George Steinbrenner. Your very own Han Solo, making friends all over the movie-loving galaxy in spite of himself. When he’s not ranking just about everything or dominating boardgames, Mark is breaking down the Oscar race 24/7 with Rain Man-like stats and knowledge. In his downtime, you can find him commiserating with other Northeast Ohio sports fans because a hero isn’t complete without a little heartbreak. If Game of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Survivor are your style, then congratulations, you have something in common with this inglourious basterd.


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