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BLOG: The 5 most memorable Oscar moments

By Michelle Li, mli@wisctv.com
Published On: Mar 03 2014 01:00:29 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 03 2014 01:03:57 AM CST
86th Academy Awards - Best Moments

Getty Images, Academy Awards, Ellen Degeneres, Jared Leto

PHOTOS courtesy Getty Images, Academy Awards, Ellen Degeneres, and Jared Leto

MADISON - Wis. -

There were a handful of viral moments from the 86th Academy Awards--speeches, introductions, performances and antics were all up for Internet scrutiny.

Personally, I rarely watch the Oscars, but this year I got caught up in the show.

What were your most memorable moments?  Do you agree?  Let me know yours!

1.  Jared Leto's speech.  

Jared Leto's acceptance speech

He won for best supporting actor in "Dallas Buyers Club" and the most endearing moment was when he mentioned his mother.

WATCH his speech

2.  The selfie that broke a record AND Twitter.

Oscar Selfie

Ellen took a selfie with a handful of stars and it got retweeted nearly two million times before midnight.  And Twitter confirmed that her tweet shut down the platform, which drove people bonkers for about 10 minutes.

3.  Lupito Nyong'o gives a heartfelt speech and awesome quote.

Lupito Nyong'o

Her quote resonated with a lot of folks. "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid," she said.  It threw actor Benedict Cumberbatch into tears.

4.  One pizza delivery guy had the best night at work.  Ever.

Oscar pizza

So, Ellen decides to buy three-or-so pizzas for the folks in the front rows.  And apparently, ABC confirms the delivery guy was legit.

5.  John Travolta flubs Idina Menzel's name.  And the Twitterverse revolts.

Travola on Menzel

Poor John.  He couldn't say Idina Menzel's name correctly.  And, it was brutal.  Idina Menzel is a Broadway goddess and her voice is behind the movie "Frozen" -- ask any little kid what she sings and they'll know!  

What do you think?  Does that sum it up for you?  There were other great moments, too, but those were the ones that resonated with me.  Share your thoughts! 

Tweet me!  @MichelleLiTV 

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