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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 [20] hugged winner Cate Blanchett [21] backstage after presenting Matthew McConaughey [22] with his best actor statue.

Pharrell shimmied with Meryl Streep [23] during his performance of "Happy" — making for one of the best GIFs of the night [24].

Lupita Nyong'o and her gorgeous blue Prada gown [25] floated down the carpet.

In one of the sweetest couple moments [26] of the night, Camila Alves congratulated Matthew McConaughey [27] on his big best actor win backstage.

The fun photobombs [28] continued after the show, when Jared Leto [29] snuck up behind Anne Hathaway [30] on his way into the Vanity Fair bash.

It was ladies' night for Reese Witherspoon [31], Jennifer Garner [32], Allison Williams, and Elizabeth Banks at the Vanity Fair afterparty [33].

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

Angelina Jolie [34] 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 [35]

Ellen DeGeneres [36] helped her wife, Portia de Rossi [37], 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 [38] immediately after the show.

Bradley Cooper [39] 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 [40] got grabby backstage when she tried to take Lupita Nyong'o's best supporting actress Oscar out of her hands.

Ben Affleck [41] was in the middle of a Hemsworth brother sandwich at the Vanity Fair afterparty [42].

Kate Hudson [43] was a vision in white Versace [44] on the red carpet.

Brad Pitt [45], Julia Roberts [46], and Meryl Streep [47] got in on the pizza party [48] action during the show.

Kurt Russell gave Goldie Hawn [49] a kiss on the red carpet — they were just one of many sweet couples at the Oscars [50].

There were gold statues all around when Lupita Nyong'o photobombed Jared Leto [51] while Matthew McConaughey [52] looked on backstage.

In one of the best photobombs of the night [53], Benedict Cumberbatch leaped behind U2 on the red carpet.

Zac Efron [54] and Anna Kendrick [55] shared a look as they left the show together.

The press room was the place to be [56] with winners Matthew McConaughey [57], Cate Blanchett [58], Lupita Nyong'o, and Jared Leto [59] posing with their statues.

Despite an improper introduction by John Travolta [60], 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 [61], on the red carpet — and she wasn't the only mom-to-be at the Oscars [62].

The red carpet was packed full of stars, including Brad Pitt [63] and Angelina Jolie [64], who posed next to Matthew McConaughey [65] and Camila Alves, and Jonah Hill [66].

In one of her multiple outfit changes, host Ellen DeGeneres [67] came out dressed as Glinda the Good Witch.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson [68] shared an adorable moment when they took the stage to present the award for best achievement in visual effects.

Julia Roberts [69] chose a custom Givenchy gown [70] for her walk down the Oscars red carpet [71].

Brad Pitt [72] and Angelina Jolie [73] stopped to chat with Jonah Hill [74] on the red carpet.

Fellow nominee Leonardo DiCaprio [75] congratulated Matthew McConaughey [76] on his best actor win with a kiss.

Bradley Cooper [77]'s girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, snacked on pizza in the front row after Ellen passed around a few pies in the audience.

Taylor Swift [78] and Jaime King embraced inside the Elton John viewing event [79].

Ben Affleck [80] got a surprise from Glenn Close while posing with his wife, Jennifer Garner [81], on the Vanity Fair red carpet [82].

Joshua Jackson [83] and Diane Kruger [84] shared a look of love on their way into Vanity Fair's afterparty [85].

Amy Adams [86] and original screenplay winner Spike Jonze gathered together at the Vanity Fair afterparty [87].

Despite not taking home any awards, Leonardo DiCaprio [88] brought his mom, Irmelin, along to celebrate at the Vanity Fair afterparty [89].

It was a Devil Wears Prada reunion when Anne Hathaway [90] and Meryl Streep [91] met up on the red carpet.

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

Jared Leto [92] captured the Oscars crowd from the red carpet on his iPhone.

Pharrell Williams walked the red carpet in shorts [93] with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, by his side.

This snap became the most A-list — and most retweeted — selfie [94] when Jennifer Lawrence [95], Bradley Cooper [96], Brad Pitt [97], Julia Roberts [98], Elle DeGeneres, and more squeezed in during the show.

Source: Twitter user TheEllenShow [99]

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

Jennifer Lawrence [100] went commando in a sparkly mini at the Vanity Fair afterparty.

Jennifer Lawrence [101] was a little confused when she took the stage to present the award for best actor — we found out why [102]!

Kelly Osbourne pretended to choke Lady Gaga [103] at the Elton John viewing party [104].

Ellen DeGeneres [105] brought Edgar the pizza guy [106] out on the stage — much to his surprise! — to serve pizza to the stars.

Charlize Theron [107] and her mom, Gerda, walked the red carpet [108] in matching black.

Matthew McConaughey [109] got a huge hug from Jennifer Lawrence [110] after she presented him with the statue for best actor.

Angelina Jolie [111], Brad Pitt [112], Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor couldn't contain their excitement when 12 Years a Slave won best picture.

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