While 43 million viewers watched the Oscars on television, the winners -- including Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt and Jared Leto -- and presenters gathered backstage.
U2's Bono prepares to take to the stage to perform their nominated song "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie celebrated each other in a romantic -- and sparkling -- clinch following 12 Years a Slave's win for best picture.
Cate Blanchett mirrored classic Hollywood in every way as she held up her best actress Oscar for Blue Jasmine.
Jared Leto -- and his amazing flowing locks -- was one of the big winners of the night for Dallas Buyers Club.
Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey
After presenting Matthew McConaughey with his best actor Oscar, last year's best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence shared a laugh with him.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
Jolie (in Elie Saab) and Blanchett (in Armani Prive) glittered together, as Pitt looked on proudly.
Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis
Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis practiced their lines backstage.
Hudson made a last-minute check of her perfectly styled retro waves before taking the stage.
Lupita Nyong'o kept a tight grip on her best actress Oscar as she floated backstage in a powder blue Prada gown.
Penelope Cruz was captured in a candid shot taking a quiet moment away from the action.
12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen signs a piece of Oscar memorabilia.
Presenter Zac Efron soaked up the atmosphere of Hollywood's biggest night.
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