The Oscars 2014 looked pretty impressive on our screens, but what went on side of stage and behind the scenes is what we really wanted to see close up.
The Oscars 2014 from the inside is a whole other story. Sneak a peek at the winners’ total glee as they collect their awards and rush backstage for mini Mexican waves and personal celebration dances, and which of the losers were able to keep up their gracious loser faces right the way back to their seats.
Without the backstage pictures, we might have missed some especially sweet candid kisses between Angelina and Brad in the corridor of the Dolby Theatre and Jennifer Lawrence’s sweet fan girl moment with Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey.
Step behind the scenes at The Oscars 2014...
Matthew McConaughey looked ecstatic as his name was read out for the Best Actor award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves in the crowd after his name is announced as the winner of the highly sought-after Best Actor Oscar.
Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey backstage after she presented him with the best actor gong.
Lupita Nyong'o celebrates her Best Supporting Actress win at the Oscars.
The star-studded crowd congratulate Lupita Nyong'o on her win.
Cate Blanchett looked stunning in her nude Armani gown as she accepted the Best Actress award for her role in Blue Jasmine.
Will Smith presented Brad Pitt with the Oscar for Best Motion Picture for 12 Years A Slave.
Matthew McConaughey thanked his wife, children, family, the cast and God in his acceptance speech for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club.
Jared Leto scooped the Best Supporting Actor gong for his part as a transgender Aids patient in Dallas Buyers Club, which he starred in alongside Matthew McConaughey.
Pharrell Williams sung part of Happy straight to Lupita Nyongo', who stepped up to the mark and danced along.
Host Ellen DeGeneres hands out pizza to the star-studded crowd.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie embraced backstage after Brad won his very first Oscar.
Sidney Poitier, who in 1963 became the first black person to win Academy Award for Best Actor for his part in Lilies of the Field, took to the stage to thunderous applause to present the Best Director award with Angelina Jolie.
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron fluffed their lines as they presented Gravity with their second Oscar of the evening, for sound mixing.
Penelope Cruz and Robert De Niro presented John Ridley with the Oscar for best adapted screenplay, who said: "All the praise goes to Solomon Northup. Those are his words."
Jason Sudelkis leaves pregnant wife Olivia Wilde in the crowd as he gets up on stage to present with Kate Hudson.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson took to the stage to present the Oscar for the best visual effects, which went to... Surprise, surprise... Gravity.
Pharrell Williams performed his Oscar-nominated song Happy from Despicable Me 2.
Jim Carrey larks about on stage at the Oscars.
Pink performed a beautiful rendition of Over The Rainbow as a tribute to Judy Garland.
Jamie Foxx kept Jessica Biel in stitches as they presented the Oscar for Best Original Score.
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Oscars for the second year in a row.
Jennifer Lawrence embraces Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey backstage after she presented his award.
Lupita Nyong'o having a moment of quiet reflection on her massive win before seeing the crowds.
Daniel Day-Lewis presented a genuinely shocked Cate Blanchett with the Oscar for Best Actress for her part in Blue Jasmine.
Jared Leto looked ecstatic with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Despite having been nominated for an Oscar six times in her career and receiving one for her part in The Aviator in 2005, Cate Blanchett looked genuinely shocked by her Best Actress win.
Jared Leto pipped the other incredible nominees to the Best Supporting Actor post for his part in Dallas Buyers Club.
Lupita Nyong'o looked gorgeous in her Prada gown as she received her Best Supporting Actress gong for her part in 12 Years A Slave.
Chris Munro was presented with the sound mixing Oscar for Gravity alongside Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri and Christopher Bensteadby Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.
Jared Leto was congratulated on his Best Supported Actor Award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, alongside Matthew McConaughey.
John Ridley was presented with his Oscar
for best adapted screenplay for 12 Years A Slave by Penelope Cruz and Robert De Niro. In his teary acceptance speech he said: "All the praise goes to Solomon
Northup. Those are his words."
Happy duo Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews won the make-up Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club.
20 Feet From Stardom won the Best Documentary Feature gong.