Celebrities' viral facial expressions are real winners this awards season

Every awards season, the stars and filmmakers of the year's most popular films attend a lavish parade of luncheons, screenings and red carpet events, all part of an orchestrated bid for the coveted Oscars. But this year, their wins and nominations came second only to their facial expressions, which became the real stars of awards season.

Stars like Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Cillian Murphy are among the nominees at various award shows, including the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and BAFTA Awards And the all-important Oscar. But what really captures fans' attention is their reactions to the craziness around them, which range from warm support to dark side glances.

Even Taylor Swift isn't immune to the danger of becoming a viral meme. Below, relive the hilarious moments from the awards season.

cillian murphy side eye

On July 11, 2023, Cillian Murphy attended the Paris premiere of " Oppenheimer " . JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP/Getty Images

Even though Cillian Murphy plays the title role in "Oppenheimer," it's his side eye that steals the show. His perfect eye rolls and side glances on the red carpet at the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards earned him the nickname "Judgy Cillian."

Taylor Swift's unhappy blank stare

Taylor Swift got upset over Jo Koy's joke at the 2024 Golden Globes. Golden Globes via Twitter

During the 2024 Golden Globe Awards, host Jo Koy joked that the NFL would feature Taylor Swift at the game and said the ceremony would be "less camera-friendly."

Understandably, Swift was not amused. Instead of smiling, she avoided eye contact with the camera, looked blank, and continued to sip her drink.

Ryan Gosling's Confusion

Ryan Gosling looked confused at the 2024 Critics' Choice Awards. Critics' Choice from The CW

Billie Eilish's Barbie song "What Was I Made For?" dominated the awards season, winning a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and a Grammy for Song of the Year. This might explain why Ryan Gosling was so confused by his own Barbie song "I'm Just Ken" when he beat Eilish to the Critics' Choice Awards that he had a blank look on his face became popular.

The actor ended up joining the crowd in giving songwriters Mark Rosen and Andrew Wyatt a standing ovation while shaking his head in disbelief.

Ayo Edbiri talks to Prince William

Prince William meets Phoebe Dynevor, Ayo Edebiri, Sophie Wilde and Mia at the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards in London, England on February 18, 2024 ·McKenna Bruce. WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

There's a lot to analyze in this photo of Prince William meeting the BAFTA Rising Star Award nominees at the 2024 awards ceremony, most notably Ayo Edebiri's response to William Laughter reaction. Did he make a terrible joke? Was she distracted by his tie? The possible reasons for her reaction feel endless, which is why the photo went viral and was accompanied by many, many memes.

Judging from the video of the meet and greet, the meeting actually went well, suggesting Edbiri's reaction was her own joke.

Emma Stone applauds Lily Gladstone

No one was happier than Emma Stone to see Lily Gladstone win a Screen Actors Guild Award. At the 2024 ceremony, Stone was the first to react with joy when Gladstone won best actress for "Killers of the Flower Moon," although she also won for "Poor Things." Nominated.

Given that the two seemed neck-and-neck in the race for the Best Actress Oscar, audiences were surprised by Stone's ecstatic support when Gladstone won at the Screen Actors Guild. No matter who wins the Academy Award, it could be a great night for both stars.