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The 55 Best Pictures From Last Year's Oscars!

Feb 22 2015 - 2:05pm

The 86th annual Academy Awards were an affair to remember with a seriously A-list selfie [1], exciting winners [2], a pizza party, and plenty of postshow bashes. There were so many amazing photos from Hollywood's biggest night last year, we're hoping for another memorable event this Sunday. Take a look back at the 2014 Academy Awards, and then make sure to fill out your 2015 Oscars ballot [3] before the big show!

— Additional reporting by Kimberly Timlick

Source: Getty / Kevin Winter [4]

Lupita Nyong'o shared a winning moment with Quincy Jones at the Vanity Fair afterparty [5].

Charlize Theron [6] cracked up while chatting with Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult [7], in the front row.

Amy Poehler [8] got a lift from Andy Samberg [9], Nick Offerman, Bill Hader, Adam Scott, Bill Murray [10], and Paul Rudd [11] with a little extra help from Megan Mullally at the Vanity Fair afterparty [12].

Ellen DeGeneres [13] and Portia de Rossi [14] went in for a three-way kiss [15] with Bono [16] at the Vanity Fair bash.

Nominees Leonardo DiCaprio [17] and Jared Leto [18] chatted in the crowd.

Cate Blanchett [19]'s reaction to hearing her name for the best actress win was priceless.

Steve McQueen was beyond excited to win best picture for 12 Years a Slave and his cast, including Lupita Nyong'o and Benedict Cumberbatch, cheered right alongside him.

Jennifer Lawrence hugged winner Cate Blanchett [20] backstage after presenting Matthew McConaughey [21] with his best actor statue.

Pharrell shimmied with Meryl Streep [22] during his performance of "Happy" — making for one of the best GIFs of the night [23].

Lupita Nyong'o and her gorgeous blue Prada gown [24] floated down the carpet.

In one of the sweetest couple moments [25] of the night, Camila Alves congratulated Matthew McConaughey [26] on his big best actor win backstage.

The fun photobombs [27] continued after the show, when Jared Leto [28] snuck up behind Anne Hathaway [29] on his way into the Vanity Fair bash.

It was ladies' night for Reese Witherspoon [30], Jennifer Garner [31], Allison Williams, and Elizabeth Banks at the Vanity Fair afterparty [32].

Kevin Spacy was one of many stars who contributed to the pizza guy's tip that Ellen collected in Pharrell's hat.

Angelina Jolie [33] cuddled up to Sidney Poitier on stage as they presented the award for best director.

Pregnant Kerry Washington snacked on pizza backstage.

Source: Instagram user kerrywashington [34]

Ellen DeGeneres [35] helped her wife, Portia de Rossi [36], out with her train while they posed outside the Vanity Fair bash.

Lupita Nyong'o got her best supporting actress statue engraved at the Governors Ball [37] immediately after the show.

Bradley Cooper [38] was surrounded by love at the Vanity Fair party with his mom, Gloria; his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse; and his sister, Holly, by his side.

Jennifer Lawrence got grabby backstage when she tried to take Lupita Nyong'o's best supporting actress Oscar out of her hands.

Ben Affleck [39] was in the middle of a Hemsworth brother sandwich at the Vanity Fair afterparty [40].

Kate Hudson [41] was a vision in white Versace [42] on the red carpet.

Brad Pitt [43], Julia Roberts [44], and Meryl Streep [45] got in on the pizza party [46] action during the show.

Kurt Russell gave Goldie Hawn [47] a kiss on the red carpet — they were just one of many sweet couples at the Oscars [48].

There were gold statues all around when Lupita Nyong'o photobombed Jared Leto [49] while Matthew McConaughey [50] looked on backstage.

In one of the best photobombs of the night [51], Benedict Cumberbatch leaped behind U2 on the red carpet.

Zac Efron [52] and Anna Kendrick [53] shared a look as they left the show together.

The press room was the place to be [54] with winners Matthew McConaughey [55], Cate Blanchett [56], Lupita Nyong'o, and Jared Leto [57] posing with their statues.

Despite an improper introduction by John Travolta [58], Idina Menzel took the stage for an amazing rendition of "Let It Go."

Jason Sudeikis stepped back to take a snap of his pregnant fiancée, Olivia Wilde [59], on the red carpet — and she wasn't the only mom-to-be at the Oscars [60].

The red carpet was packed full of stars, including Brad Pitt [61] and Angelina Jolie [62], who posed next to Matthew McConaughey [63] and Camila Alves, and Jonah Hill [64].

In one of her multiple outfit changes, host Ellen DeGeneres [65] came out dressed as Glinda the Good Witch.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson [66] shared an adorable moment when they took the stage to present the award for best achievement in visual effects.

Julia Roberts [67] chose a custom Givenchy gown [68] for her walk down the Oscars red carpet [69].

Brad Pitt [70] and Angelina Jolie [71] stopped to chat with Jonah Hill [72] on the red carpet.

Fellow nominee Leonardo DiCaprio [73] congratulated Matthew McConaughey [74] on his best actor win with a kiss.

Bradley Cooper [75]'s girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, snacked on pizza in the front row after Ellen passed around a few pies in the audience.

Taylor Swift [76] and Jaime King embraced inside the Elton John viewing event [77].

Ben Affleck [78] got a surprise from Glenn Close while posing with his wife, Jennifer Garner [79], on the Vanity Fair red carpet [80].

Joshua Jackson [81] and Diane Kruger [82] shared a look of love on their way into Vanity Fair's afterparty [83].

Amy Adams [84] and original screenplay winner Spike Jonze gathered together at the Vanity Fair afterparty [85].

Despite not taking home any awards, Leonardo DiCaprio [86] brought his mom, Irmelin, along to celebrate at the Vanity Fair afterparty [87].

It was a Devil Wears Prada reunion when Anne Hathaway [88] and Meryl Streep [89] met up on the red carpet.

Lupita Nyong'o didn't hold back during Pharrell's performance of "Happy."

Jared Leto [90] captured the Oscars crowd from the red carpet on his iPhone.

Pharrell Williams walked the red carpet in shorts [91] with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, by his side.

This snap became the most A-list — and most retweeted — selfie [92] when Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper [93], Brad Pitt [94], Julia Roberts [95], Elle DeGeneres, and more squeezed in during the show.

Source: Twitter user TheEllenShow [96]

Pink looked glamorous in red when she took the stage to perform "Over the Rainbow."

Jennifer Lawrence went commando in a sparkly mini at the Vanity Fair afterparty.

Jennifer Lawrence was a little confused when she took the stage to present the award for best actor — we found out why [97]!

Kelly Osbourne pretended to choke Lady Gaga [98] at the Elton John viewing party [99].

Ellen DeGeneres [100] brought Edgar the pizza guy [101] out on the stage — much to his surprise! — to serve pizza to the stars.

Charlize Theron [102] and her mom, Gerda, walked the red carpet [103] in matching black.

Matthew McConaughey [104] got a huge hug from Jennifer Lawrence after she presented him with the statue for best actor.

Angelina Jolie [105], Brad Pitt [106], Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor couldn't contain their excitement when 12 Years a Slave won best picture.


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