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Oscars 2015’s 20 Best, Worst and WTF Moments

From stirring speeches to truly ‘Awesome’ musical performances

Neil Patrick Harris and Patricia ArquetteNeil Patrick Harris and Patricia Arquette

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The names have been announced, the corks on the champagne bottles have been popped, and we can finally put a pin in the 2015 Oscars. Some of the statuettes went to the expected favorites (we've been keeping your Oscar-winner seats warm for months, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette). There were a few upsets in store (RIP, Boyhood as a sure thing for Best Picture). And a handful of nice surprises — people really love The Grand Budapest HotelLady Gaga can sing the hell out of old showtunes! — kept things lively during the nearly four-hour long ceremony.

And as always, along with the stirring speeches and the musical extravaganzas, there were a smattering of dud jokes, D.O.A. gags and plain old weirdness that happened during the broadcast of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Here were 20 things that had us cheering in our living room, booing at our TV and straight-up scratching our heads in bewilderment.

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