A Few Takeaways from Hollywood’s Big Night

Sunday night was The 86th Annual Academy Awards. Did you watch it? Can I be honest with you? I was ALL about the red carpet special, but somehow couldn’t manage to keep my eyes open past 8:30 to watch any of the actual shows. B even tried waking me up, but to no avail…

Though technically, I didn’t watch the actual show, from what I can gather, there seem to be several “lessons learned” from Sunday’s big night:

1. When it comes to a “Twitter Selfie,” the more the merrier!


2. As Bridget Jones would say, “Introduce people with thoughtful details”…and make sure you pronounce their name correctly….I’m looking at you, John Travolta!  “Idinia Menzel,” “Adele Dazeem”…what’s the big difference?!  Looking to “Travoltify” your own name?  Click here.  Mine is “Elijah Wazeems”


3. Sometimes, even when you’re all dressed up, there may be a time when you fall flat on your face, and that’s okay! Get up, laugh it off, and keep on walking… (If video doesn’t load, click here).

4.  When it comes to fashion, even on the biggest fashion night of the year, I think less is more.  Don’t Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence look amazing?  Simple.  Elegant.  Classic.

Image via Us Weekly
Image via Us Weekly


5.  And the biggest “lesson learned” Sunday’s Oscars taught us comes from best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong’s acceptance speech:

Image via Us Weekly
Image via Us Weekly

“When I look down at this little golden statue, may it remind me and every child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

Don’t you love that??  God has planted God-sized dreams in each one of our hearts.  Don’t ever let people dissuade you from believing in them or cause you to discount your dreams–no matter who you are, or where you’re from, you’re dreams are valid!

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!
Luke 1:45

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13