Congrats Leo, but you were a little outshone this time around…again.
Of course, by now we all know that Leonardo DiCaprio was the biggest winner of the night at the 2016 Oscars (…unless you live under a rock.) But the real MVP of this year’s Oscars goes to no other than Girl Scout Cookies.
It’s no surprise that this year’s host Chris Rock brought the jokes in his opening monologue – that’s his job. But what did come as a surprise was when midway through the award show, Rock declared that due to his hosting duties, he was away from his daughters and missed a crucial time of year- Girl Scout Cookie season.
Without hesitation, Rock called out attendees in order to help his youngest earn the most cookies sold. “I want you to reach into your millionaire pockets and I want you to buy some of my daughter’s girl scout cookies. Are we going to deny my princesses from cookies? ”
“Leo, you made $30 million —come on!”
And much to no surprise, celebrities flocked to the boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and Trefoils, attempting to satisfy their mid-show sugar cravings. Celebrities such as Olivia Munn and Mindy Kaling even took to Instagram to brag about their boxes.
Within less than a day, you guessed it- memes were made. Poor Leo, finally wins after years of being the butt of so many jokes, instantly became the star of another one. Josh Peck took to Twitter after a cameraman caught Leo’s reaction to his own box of cookies. And I think I can speak for most when I say, we’ve all been there.
Afterwards, Rock pulled the girl scout troop on stage to reveal that they raised over $65,000!!! That’s like, more than 13,000 boxes of cookies – and then that’s like 300,000 Thin Mints!!! Wow.
But besides Chris Rock winning unnamed Father of the Year, the Girl Scouts raising over $65,000 and seeing the greats like Leonardo DiCaprio, John Legend and Kate Winslet eating the same cookies I covet year in, and year out, the closing of the Oscars really crowns these cookies as winner of the night. After presenting the Oscar Award for Best Picture, Morgan Freeman did exactly what we were all wanting to do by the end of the show.
Can we all just agree that Morgan Freeman is the man? This is just one of the many reasons why. You steal those cookies, Morgan.
I hate to say it Ellen, but Chris Rock did quite a number on your Pizza delivery in 2014. I wonder what the next presenter will have in store. I vote tacos. And good news, if you’re craving Girl Scout Cookies now, you can use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder App to order some!