The 2015 Oscars contained plenty of buzzworthy moments and fashion wins, like Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress with 6,000 pearls, as reported by the Inquisitr. And yes, while sites like Forbes have the full official list of winners for the 2015 Oscars, YouTube tells the official story of which stars and performances actually won Oscars’ viewers’ hearts due to their popularity. As such, a search for “Oscars” on YouTube with filters that pull results from the most-viewed YouTube videos on Monday, the day after the Oscars, proves that folks like Lady Gaga, John Legend, Common, and Neil Patrick Harris were the real winners on Sunday evening.
First off, this YouTube video of Lady Gaga’s Oscars performance has commanded more than 320,000 views in 10 hours, while replica videos of Lady Gaga’s full Sound of Music performance also gained hundreds of thousands of views to command the top spots on YouTube. Folks are praising Gaga for her eloquent and powerful performance of gems like “Climb Every Mountain” and crediting Gaga’s new state of engagement with a gorgeous heart-shaped ring as one of the things that’s helping mature Gaga and assisting the shocking singer into toning things down for the Oscars.
Next up, videos like this OSCARS 2015: Neil Patrick Harris Opening 87th Academy Awards by ABC News have gained a ton of views in 17 hours since it was uploaded — amassing more than 100,000 views from people who enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris as the host of the Oscars. There is no doubt that people are searching for NPH’s jokes, which included a gag with Harris being nearly naked on stage, and a quip about a woman’s “ballsy” dress that some claim was ill-timed after she discussed the death of her son by suicide, whilst others said it was perfect, non-offensive to its target, and helped lighten the mood.
Beyond Gaga and Harris, this Oscars 2015 YouTube video showing Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep applauding Patricia Arquette has gained 100,00 views on YouTube within hours, because of the highly demonstrative show of support that Lopez and Streep gave Arquette, who ended her winning speech with calls for equal pay for women in Hollywood and across the United States.
Another big Oscar moment was when John Legend and Common performed “Glory,” and got a standing ovation from the Hollywood crowd, moving some of them to tears — like actor Chris Pine. That YouTube video uploaded 10 hours ago has already received more than 75,000 views. Other funny moments at the Oscars showed Oprah acting confused by Neil Patrick Harris’ American Sniper joke, a video that gained about 75,000 views in 11 hours, and Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Oscars in his underwear was also pulled in more than 70,000 views.
The Oscars 2015 opening “Moving Pictures” with Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, and Anna Kendrick received more than 70,000 YouTube views, while Eddie Redmayne’s emotional speech after winning best actor for The Theory of Everything also gained plenty of buzz.
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