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Academy Awards spark Twitter outrage

Written by: Isaiah Smart

High-energy tweets full of government scandal and angry Oscar reactions fueled timelines in the last week.

The popular ABC show Scandal returned to the spotlight Thursday after a two-month hiatus and picked right back up where it left off.

With Sally looking to resign, the team scrambled to find a potential replacement.

Huck, a fan favorite, blackmailed the coroner who worked the death of Daniel Douglas, who died of natural causes.

The spin of the show was Olivia’s threat to resign. Her conversation with Fitz sent Twitter into overdrive and would’ve sent the system over capacity had that bug not been fixed a year or so ago.

In typical “Scandal” fashion, the hour of plot twists and dumb decisions left fans wanting more. Luckily (and not so luckily), more scandal would come during the weekend.

The Oscars were just as scandalous as the ABC show.

After another year of great performances, Leonardo DiCaprio once again left the Oscars with a feeling of disappointing defeat.

In 2013, fans saw DiCaprio in “The Great Gatsby” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”  “The Great Gatsby” won Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, but that offers little to no satisfaction for DiCaprio and his fans.

DiCaprio was nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Wolf of Wall Street”;  Matthew McConaughey ended up snatching the award away from DiCaprio for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

On the lighter side of the night, “12 Years A Slave” took home three awards: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Lupita Nyong’o took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Nyong’o joined the ranks of African-American women like Mo’Nique (“Precious”), Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”), and Whoopi Goldberg (“Ghost”) who have also won the coveted award.

“12 Years A Slave” has won an impressive 216 awards out of 409 nominations.

WHEW! What an eventful week! Who knows what twists and turns pop culture will take next?



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