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Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie turns 10: Remember the epic moment

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie turns 10: Remember the epic moment

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(From left) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o, Angelina Jolie, Peter Nyong'o Jr. and Bradley Cooper pose for a selfie at the 2014 Academy Awards. In Los Angeles Angeles.


It's been 10 years since Ellen DeGeneres broke X (then Twitter) by instantly posting an icon selfie Full of A-list actors during the 2014 Academy Awards telecast.

DeGeneres managed to squeeze Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o and Channing Tatum into the frame.

Revisiting this moment, and the famous faces in it, is like a time capsule. Some of those photographed have been working steadily ever since. For others — like Spacey, who was Disqualified From “House of Cards” in 2018 amid the #MeToo movement after facing sexual misconduct allegations -Things have definitely changed.

Cooper, for example, has become a leading Oscar contender since his supporting actor nomination in 2014 for “American Hustle.” A decade later, he has double-digit Oscar nominations, and he will return to the Academy Awards next week as an actor candidate About the movie “The Maestro” – a movie he directed, produced and starred in.

Lawrence was also nominated for her performance in “American Hustle.” She won another Oscar the following year for her performance in “Joy” and has appeared in a film every year since. she also I became a mother Along the way.

Leto won an Oscar that year for Dallas Buyers Club, and Nyong'o won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave. Leto has since switched roles in several blockbuster films, such as the 2022 miniseries “WeCrashed,” and has stuck with his rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.

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Ellen DeGeneres at the final taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

At the time, DeGeneres was still hosting her long-running daytime talk show “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” which aired its final episode in 2022 after 19 years.

Jolie and Pitt at the time of the selfie were still a couple. Because they arrived married In the same year in an intimate ceremony in their palace in France but since then absolute They are in a different environment Legal battles. Pitt won a supporting actor Oscar in 2020 for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

In 2014, Meryl Streep broke her own record when she received her 18th Academy Award nomination for August: Osage County. It's a record that became a bargaining chip for DeGeneres when she called Streep to help her “break another record” for the most retweets, sparked by the epic selfie.

strap Lost It was sent to Cate Blanchett that year, but the selfie ended up generating 2.7 million retweets and 2 million likes, and remains one of the most iconic images in pop culture to date.