Ellen DeGeneres may have been taking selfies and delivering pizza, but she wasn't the only one having a blast at the Oscars Sunday night.
At times, the ceremony felt more like the Golden Globes with a loose, and even giddy, feel to it. But there were also several touching occasions that packed plenty of emotional oomph.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the 2014 Academy Awards:
"It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's, and so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey, for her guidance," she said in a highly moving speech that brought the audience to its feet.
A tearful Nyong'o, who looked stunning in a pastel blue dress, ended on a beautiful note by saying, "When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that, no matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."
And then he wrapped things up with this:
"This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS. And to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you."
Wearing shiny red boots and his trademark huge hat, he was accompanied by a crew of exuberant youthful dancers. Midway through the performance, he descended into the audience and got Lupita Nyong'o to bust a few impromptu moves with him. Then he encouraged Meryl Streep and Amy Adams to do a little shimmy as well.
It was a fun moment that set a tone for an Oscar celebration that seemed a little less stuffy than usual. Still, we want to know what Pharrell is hiding under that hat.
After "20 Feet From Stardom" won the prize for best documentary feature, singer-actress Darlene Love took viewers by surprise by belting out some lines from the gospel hymn, "His Eye Is On the Sparrow."
The crowd went crazy.
It was a nice touch, and the orchestra can never play you off if you're louder than they are.
But perhaps the showstopper of the evening was provided by the "wickedly talented" Idina Menzel, who delivered a powerful performance of "Let It Go," the number from "Frozen" that later won the award for best song.
Now, if only John Travolta hadn't butchered her name.