Go ahead and call the Academy Awards a stuffy, overbearing four-hour affair, but just you try and watch this dance montage we put together from Sunday’s ceremony without getting out of your seats and shamelessly busting a move.
So what precipitated all this Oscar-worthy boogieing? Pharrell Williams, of course. His performance of “Happy,” the Oscar-nominated song from “Despicable Me 2,” brought down the house, inspiring everyone to jump out of their seats at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
There’s Meryl Streep — who played a foul-mouthed matriarch in “August: Osage County” — doing some solid shimmying. “12 Years a Slave” star — and Oscar winner! — Lupita Nyong’o gets her groove on in the front row. Even Amy Adams — who played a con artist in “American Hustle” — gets into the action, dancing up a storm and throwing her hands in the air in front of her “Hustle” co-stars.
In fact, Pharrell’s song is so infectious we went a bit overboard and added a few famous faces from throughout the evening. Keep an eye out for Michael Fassbender, Barkhad Abdi, Jennifer Lawrence, June Squibb and tonight’s host, Ellen DeGeneres.
Williams famously put together a 24-hour music video for the track in 2013, inviting celebs like Jamie Foxx, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Carell, Kelly Osbourne, Magic Johnson, and many more to get in front of the camera and shake their stuff.
Anyway, take a cue from the stars. Watch the video below, dance and most importantly, be “Happy.”