Awards Season Viral Recap

With all of the awards in hand and the red carpets put away, the 2015 award season has officially ended. Now in the past we here at MintTwist have enjoyed our fair share of social media predictions, from the 2014 Oscars to the 2013 X Factor winner, but this year we decided to do things a little differently. We decided to take a nice little walk down memory lane to look back on the social media highlights of the 2015 award season.

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Golden Globes

Award season kicked off with the 2015 Golden Globes, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did not disappoint as the hostesses during their third, consecutive time hosting the show. As always, they had everyone laughing. Some critics, however, felt that they took things a little too far by poking fun at Bill Cosby.

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Tina said, “In Into the Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince, and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.” The joke caught many attendees off guard, and some celebrities didn’t know quite how to react.

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Many celebrities knew exactly how they felt about #JeSuisCharlie and showed their support for the cause on the red carpet and during the show, which took place four days after the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices. Celebrities from Amal and George Clooney to Kathy Bates publicly carried signs or wore buttons saying Je Suis Charlie or spoke of their support for the hashtag movement on stage or in interviews.Hours before the Golden Globes started, power producer Harvey Weinstein also showed his support in an

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Screen Actors Guild Awards

The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards made people flash back a bit to the 2013 Oscars when Jennifer Lawrence famously tripped while going up the steps to receive her award. However, this year it was not JLaw that tripped, but rather Naomi Watts who tripped while she was approaching the microphone to speak about their film Birdman winning Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. This moment caught a lot of viral attention thanks to Emma Stone’s reaction, and the next day her wide-eyed look was just about everywhere.

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Grammy Awards

Everyone at the 2015 Grammy Awards was certainly wide-eyed as well when Kanye West jokingly approached the stage like he was going to interrupt Beck’s acceptance speech for his album Blue Moon winning Album of the Year. This was another award season flashback to when Kanye infamously stormed the stage during the 2009 MTV VMA awards. Interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech Kanye declared that Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ video should have won the award.

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Compared to the stage-rushing in 2009, this incident seemed to become even more viral with Jay-Z and Beyonce’s reactions catching popularity. Saturday Night Live even parodied it during their 40th anniversary episode where Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar (or rather Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey) poked fun at the incident during their SNL’s Top Ten Wayne’s World sketch.

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Academy Awards

The 2015 award season ended with the 2015 Academy Awards, and despite having the lowest ratings since 2008and not having a famous selfie, it still packed a viral punch thanks to the hashtag #AskHerMore.

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The campaign was first brought to the 2015 award season’s attention when Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls tweeted the hashtag on the evening of the Golden Globes. However, it really picked up traction when Reese Witherspoon instagrammed two photos featuring the hashtag, which collectively gathered over 40,000 likes.

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Reese didn’t keep her love for the hashtag just to her social media platforms, however. While talking on the red carpet to ABC’s Robin Roberts the actress said “This is a movement to say we’re more than just our dresses…. It’s hard being a woman in hollywood or any industry so it’s exciting for me to talk to some of the other nominees  about the work they’ve done.” By the time the the Oscars red carpet ended, #AskHerMore had been used in over 27,000 tweets and was trending on U.S. Twitter search terms.

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