Hosted by talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, the 86th Academy Awards sure had it’s funny moments, while there were also moments that were touching. Here’s a look at some of the best memories from the night.
Pharrell Williams performed his hit song, ‘Happy’ that even got actress Meryl Streep grooving. Wearing his now-trademark oversized Vivienne Westwood hat, Williams went down into the audience and literally shimmied with Meryl, Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams.
Jared Leto who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor gave a heartfelt tribute to his mother. The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actor’s speech included thanks to his brother, a dedication to the victims of AIDS and the unrest in Ukraine.
Lupita Nyong’o got emotional when she took the stage to receive her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ’12 years a Slave’. The actress thanked everyone from her director to the Yale School of Drama and her family.
Singer Pink was sensational in ruby red as she paid tribute to the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Host for the night, Ellen DeGeneres made history with the most retweeted photo ever as she gathered Hollywood A-Listers Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pit, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts and Kevin Spacey to pose for the camera.
U2 performed their Oscar-nominated original song ‘Ordinary Love’ from ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ live for the first time. This is the band's second Oscar nomination.
Ellen DeGeneres was extremely thoughtful about the Hollywood stars as she ordered some pizza and distributed it to Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Lawrence and Jared Leto among others. Actors Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey helped the host to pass out the slices.
Ellen in a Glinda costume: Comical host Ellen Degeneres took the stage in a Glinda costume from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, saying that she was ready to take part in the anniversary tribute.
Bette Midler made her Oscar debut performance with ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’.