Ellen DeGeneres' Twitter-breaking celeb-selfie aside, there was a veritable army of photohogs at the Oscars yesterday.
The Academy Awards were on at Elton John AIDS Foundation's viewing dinner party, but the real entertainment came from the performances, celeb watching, and the surreal moments of the evening.
The brutal, unshrinking historical drama 12 Years a Slave took home best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards, where diversity was perhaps the biggest winner.
Actors Jon Voight, Martin Landau and George Chakiris all have one shiny, golden thing in common. They're all former Oscar winners
Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kenyans in celebrating the Oscar victory of Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie 12 Years A Slave.
The difference between Pharrell Williams' Oscar and Grammy performances was this - he still had the Sorting Hat he stole from Harry Potter's Hogwarts but he acquired three new and very glamorous dance partners.
The engraving station has been going for five years, and nearly every winner stops by.
After downing stuffed chicken at the glitzy Night of 100 Stars Oscar viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, former Oscar winner Jon Voight stood up from his seat, looked toward the screens set up around the room and proudly watched his daughter Angelina Jolie co-present the Oscar trophy for best director.
Winning acting honours at other major awards shows didn't make the Oscars ceremony any easier for Cate Blanchett.
Remember that metal plaque engraved with Leonardo DiCaprio's name that caused such a flutter of hopeful hearts two weeks ago? That's going to be junked.
Here's what we learnt from watching the Oscars 2014 - some stars can and do glide gracefully up the podium stairs in the ballgowns.