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Oscar statuettes backstage

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Oscar statuettes backstage

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Bill Murray and Amy Adams

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Lawrence presents the Oscar to Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club."

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Kate Hudson and Jason Sudekis

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Ellen DeGeneres hands out pizza she ordered from backstage.

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Ellen DeGeneres' selfie with various stars during the Oscars ceremony became an instant viral hit.

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Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres from backstage at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Deborah Peters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences watches Jim Carrey on the monitor.

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Pharrell Williams (at center with hat)

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Jennifer Lawrence eats and Bradley Cooper looks on.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

MCT AND WIRE SERVICES OUT. NO SALES. TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS, WEBSITES AND TELEVISION STATIONS ONLY. THIS PHOTO IS EMBARGOED UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW. IT CANNOT BE POSTED ON THE INTERNET OR ELSEWHERE. HOLLYWOOD, CA - March 2, 2014. Presenter Zak Efron backstage at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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Jared Leto

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Mark Sanger, left, and Alfonso Cuaron with his Oscar backstage after winning Best Director for "Gravity."

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Catherine Martin, left, winner in costume design for "The Great Gatsby," receives her award from Samuel L. Jackson and Naomi Watts.

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Jared Leto

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Bono and U2 perform.

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Kate Hudson and Jason Sudekis

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Performer Pink gets a standing ovation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Oscar statuettes backstage

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Cate Blanchett accepts her best actress Oscar for "Blue Jasmine."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Presenters Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson

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Adruitha Lee, winner of Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, backstage.

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Anders Walter, right, and Kim Magnusson backstage after winning Best Short Film, Live Action.

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Paolo Sorrentino backstage after winning Best Foreign Language Film of the Year for "The Great Beauty."

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Lupita Nyong'o accepts her Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for "12 Years a Slave."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Anne Hathaway presents an award.

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Host Ellen DeGeneres during the telecast.

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Peter Del Vecho, left, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck celebrate their animated feature win for "Frozen."

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Presenters Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.

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Catherine Martin and Beverly Dunn share the production design Oscar for "The Great Gatsby."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Host Ellen DeGeneres plays dress-up at the ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jim Carrey€ introduces some of the Oscar-nominated animated films.

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Spike Jonze wins the Oscar for original screenplay for "Her."

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Naomi Watts and Samuel L. Jackson present the costume design award.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Lupita Nyong'o celebrates as she walks off the stage after winning the supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave."

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Idina Menzel performs "Let it Go," which won the original song Oscar.

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Presenters Amy Adams and Bill Murray.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Pink performs "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" during a "Wizard of Oz" tribute.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Host Ellen DeGeneres has pizza delivered during the Oscars ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews accept their win for "Dallas Buyers Club" in the hair and makeup category.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Pharrell Williams performs the song "Happy."

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Presenters Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson.

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Brad Pitt

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U2 performs.

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Karen O performs "The Moon Song" from the film "Her" with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig.

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Ellen DeGeneres takes up the guitar.

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The "Gravity" crew celebrates after winning the Oscar for visual effects.

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Nicholas Reed, left, and Malcolm Clarke accept the short subject documentary Oscar for "The Lady In Number 6."

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Lupita Nyong'o wraps up what has been a number of acting accolades this awards season with a supporting actress Oscar win for her devastating portrayal in the drama "12 Years a Slave."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Alfonso Cuaron heads to the stage to accept his director Oscar for "Gravity."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

€Alfonso Cuaron celebrates winning the directing Oscar for "Gravity."

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Cate Blanchett heads to the stage to accept her lead actress Oscar for "Blue Jasmine."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Cate Blanchett wins the lead actress Oscar for "Blue Jasmine."

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Matthew McConaughey wins the lead actor Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Director Steve McQueen celebrates the best picture win with his "12 Years a Slave" cast.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Sandra Bullock arrives at the Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Charlize Theron on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett on the red carpet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Oscar statues are covered to protect them from the rain at the start of arrivals for the 86th Academy Awards.

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Cate Blanchett plays around with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Brian Cullinan as she arrives at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre. Blanchett won the lead actress Oscar later that night for her role in director Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine."

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Jared Leto on the red carpet. After winning an Oscar, he said, "I'm going to be celebrating to the break of dawn."

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Tyson Beckford arrives at the Academy Awards.

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Channing Tatum helps Jenna Dewan-Tatum as they arrive at the Academy Awards.

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Sandra Bullock

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Charlize Theron

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 Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Anne Hathaway

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Actor Bill Murray arrives at the Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Meryl Streep

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Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke

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Jared Leto

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Cate Blanchett, left, Jessica Biel and Kristen Bell

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Steve McQueen and guest arrive at the Academy Awards.

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John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Fans cheer the arrival of the stars at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis

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Amy Adams, left, Naomi Watts and Anna Kendricks

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Julia Roberts

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Lupita Nyong'o

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart arrive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Members of the band U2

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Kate Hudson

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