The five most important moments from the Oscars 2014

From Pharrell and Meryl's dancing to the BEST selfie of all time, here are the Academy Awards events everyone's talking about..

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The five most important moments from the Oscars 2014
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Susanna Lazarus

Pharrell Williams dancing with the star-studded front row

Happy hitmaker Pharrell Williams may have turned up on the red carpet minus that Vivienne Westwood hat, but he brought it out once again to perform his Oscar-nominated smash hit for the star-studded audience tonight. And not content with entertaining Hollywood's elite from a distance, the 40-year-old leapt off stage to dance it out with the A-lists on the front row.

Pharrell Williams got Lupita, Meryl and Amy dancing #Happy #O... on Twitpic

Lupita Nyong'o, Amy Adams and - most excitingly - this special lady. Yes, that really is Meryl Streep getting her groove on... 

Ellen orders take-out

Ever the consummate host, Ellen made sure none of her audience sat hungry during the lengthy ceremony. And winning himself perhaps the greatest gig of all time, a pizza delivery man was charged with handing out sustenance to the great and the good of Hollywood with Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep among the A-listers tucking in (none for Leo - he's watching his waistline). Bless adorable Jared Leto, making sure his mother got a piece...

And not to worry, Ellen made sure she was reunumerated for her efforts, collecting payment from the likes of Kevin Spacey and Lupita Nyong'o in Pharrell's hat, no less.

There's no place like home...

With The Wizard of Oz celebrating its 75th anniversary at tonight's Oscars, many an outfit was inspired by the land of Oz. First up, Pink, belting out her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow in a dazzling red dress. But she wasn't the only one paying homage to Dorothy's famous footwear - introducing her was Whoopi Goldberg sporting some rather jazzy stripey socks and red sparkly slippers. And then there was this. Ellen, we salute you... 

An acceptance speech to remember...

Why speak when you can sing? That was the philosophy of 20 Feet from Stardom singer Darlene Love after her film was crowned best documentary. Her booming rendition of gospel hymn His Eye Is on the Sparrow hit the ceiling of the Dolby Theatre and then back again, winning a standing ovation from her audience. Certainly an Oscars acceptance speech to go down in history.

Officially the best selfie of all time

Two weeks ago we all cringed as Brits host James Corden took the awkwardest of selfies with performer Prince. But tonight Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres gave us the greatest, roping in the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto's left eye for the selfie to end all selfies taken by long-armed Bradley Cooper. Props go to Lupita's brother who found himself front and centre. And the tweet from Ellen's account is now officially the most retweeted tweet of all time. In case you haven't seen it... 

And because we're not content with just five moments, we can't help but draw your attention to this Benedict Cumberbatch selfiethis red carpet tumble from Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Murray's on-stage tribute to Harold Ramis, Jamie Foxx's Chariots of Fire rendition and Ellen comforting losing nominee Bradley Cooper with a set of Lotto tickets. 


 


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