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The 55 Best Pictures From the Oscars!

Mar 8 2014 - 2:46am

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, and now we've narrowed them down to the 55 you absolutely must see. Scroll through now, and make sure to click the links for more details!

— Additional reporting by Kimberly Timlick

Source: Getty / Kevin Winter [3]

Lupita Nyong'o shared a winning moment with Quincy Jones at the Vanity Fair afterparty [4].

Charlize Theron [5] cracked up while chatting with Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult [6], in the front row.

Amy Poehler [7] got a lift from Andy Samberg [8], Nick Offerman, Bill Hader, Adam Scott, Bill Murray [9], and Paul Rudd [10] with a little extra help from Megan Mullally at the Vanity Fair afterparty [11].

Ellen DeGeneres [12] and Portia de Rossi [13] went in for a three-way kiss [14] with Bono [15] at the Vanity Fair bash.

Nominees Leonardo DiCaprio [16] and Jared Leto [17] chatted in the crowd.

Cate Blanchett [18]'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 [19] backstage after presenting Matthew McConaughey [20] with his best actor statue.

Pharrell shimmied with Meryl Streep [21] during his performance of "Happy" — making for one of the best GIFs of the night [22].

Lupita Nyong'o and her gorgeous blue Prada gown [23] floated down the carpet.

In one of the sweetest couple moments [24] of the night, Camila Alves congratulated Matthew McConaughey [25] on his big best actor win backstage.

The fun photobombs [26] continued after the show, when Jared Leto [27] snuck up behind Anne Hathaway [28] on his way into the Vanity Fair bash.

It was ladies' night for Reese Witherspoon [29], Jennifer Garner [30], Allison Williams, and Elizabeth Banks at the Vanity Fair afterparty [31].

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

Angelina Jolie [32] 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 [33]

Ellen DeGeneres [34] helped her wife, Portia de Rossi [35], 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 [36] immediately after the show.

Bradley Cooper [37] 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 [38] was in the middle of a Hemsworth brother sandwich at the Vanity Fair afterparty [39].

Kate Hudson [40] was a vision in white Versace [41] on the red carpet.

Brad Pitt [42], Julia Roberts [43], and Meryl Streep [44] got in on the pizza party [45] action during the show.

Kurt Russell gave Goldie Hawn [46] a kiss on the red carpet — they were just one of many sweet couples at the Oscars [47].

There were gold statues all around when Lupita Nyong'o photobombed Jared Leto [48] while Matthew McConaughey [49] looked on backstage.

In one of the best photobombs of the night [50], Benedict Cumberbatch leaped behind U2 on the red carpet.

Zac Efron [51] and Anna Kendrick [52] shared a look as they left the show together.

The press room was the place to be [53] with winners Matthew McConaughey [54], Cate Blanchett [55], Lupita Nyong'o, and Jared Leto [56] posing with their statues.

Despite an improper introduction by John Travolta [57], 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 [58], on the red carpet — and she wasn't the only mom-to-be at the Oscars [59].

The red carpet was packed full of stars, including Brad Pitt [60] and Angelina Jolie [61], who posed next to Matthew McConaughey [62] and Camila Alves, and Jonah Hill [63].

In one of her multiple outfit changes, host Ellen DeGeneres [64] came out dressed as Glinda the Good Witch.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson [65] shared an adorable moment when they took the stage to present the award for best achievement in visual effects.

Julia Roberts [66] chose a custom Givenchy gown [67] for her walk down the Oscars red carpet [68].

Brad Pitt [69] and Angelina Jolie [70] stopped to chat with Jonah Hill [71] on the red carpet.

Fellow nominee Leonardo DiCaprio [72] congratulated Matthew McConaughey [73] on his best actor win with a kiss.

Bradley Cooper [74]'s girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, snacked on pizza in the front row after Ellen passed around a few pies in the audience.

Taylor Swift [75] and Jaime King embraced inside the Elton John viewing event [76].

Ben Affleck [77] got a surprise from Glenn Close while posing with his wife, Jennifer Garner [78], on the Vanity Fair red carpet [79].

Joshua Jackson [80] and Diane Kruger [81] shared a look of love on their way into Vanity Fair's afterparty [82].

Amy Adams [83] and original screenplay winner Spike Jonze gathered together at the Vanity Fair afterparty [84].

Despite not taking home any awards, Leonardo DiCaprio [85] brought his mom, Irmelin, along to celebrate at the Vanity Fair afterparty [86].

It was a Devil Wears Prada reunion when Anne Hathaway [87] and Meryl Streep [88] met up on the red carpet.

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

Jared Leto [89] captured the Oscars crowd from the red carpet on his iPhone.

Pharrell Williams walked the red carpet in shorts [90] with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, by his side.

This snap became the most A-list — and most retweeted — selfie [91] when Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper [92], Brad Pitt [93], Julia Roberts [94], Elle DeGeneres, and more squeezed in during the show.

Source: Twitter user TheEllenShow [95]

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 [96]!

Kelly Osbourne pretended to choke Lady Gaga [97] at the Elton John viewing party [98].

Ellen DeGeneres [99] brought Edgar the pizza guy [100] out on the stage — much to his surprise! — to serve pizza to the stars.

Charlize Theron [101] and her mom, Gerda, walked the red carpet [102] in matching black.

Matthew McConaughey [103] got a huge hug from Jennifer Lawrence after she presented him with the statue for best actor.

Angelina Jolie [104], Brad Pitt [105], Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor couldn't contain their excitement when 12 Years a Slave won best picture.

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