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Last night, the world’s most beautiful people gathered in one room
to cringe while watching Terrence Howard make a bid for the Most Over-Dramatic Oscar Presenter Of All Time Award for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony. Viewers at home were treated to all of the incredible (and super awkward) moments that unfolded onstage, but half of what makes the Oscars so great is everything that goes on behind the scenes. Thanks to social media and iPhone-obsessed celebrities, we didn’t have to miss a thing. The following are the 20 cutest Instagram photos shared by the stars during last night’s Academy Awards ceremony.
1. Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
(Photo: Zoe Saldana/Instagram)
Love this super sweet and simple snap of Zoe and her husband Marco Perego holding hands before hitting the red carpet.
2. Sara Quin
(Photo: Tegan and Sara/Instagram)
Sara Quin, one half of the Canadian musical duo Tegan and Sara, shared this mirror selfie a few hours before she took to the stage to perform the Oscar-nominated song “Everything Is Awesome.” And I love that Bruce Springsteen shirt she’s wearing here, naturally.
3. Oprah and Steadman
This shot of Oprah and Steadman makes the cut because Steadman reminds me of the stereotypical cute-but-clueless Dad–he’s trying his best to take a nice picture, but he’s not really sure where to look and it doesn’t really matter anyway because he’s going to be blinking in every photo he appears in.
4. Reese Witherspoon
Speaking of adorable parents, please read these texts Reese Witherspoon received from her mom before the show. Did you just die from cuteness? Because I’m already 6 feet under! Love that Reese’s mom was at Whole Foods prepping for the show and that she made sure to wish Wild star Laura Dern and writer Cheryl Strayed good luck too.
5. Reese Witherspoon (again)
Reese also shared this second screenshot of sweet texts from her mom. Here’s hoping that she was actually able to say hello to Neil Patrick Harris–I’d hate for her to disappoint her super cute mom.
6. Reese Witherspoon (last one, I promise)
Reese captioned this photo, “Oscar day! #BreakfastOfChampions #Oscars”. Is it a wafer? A pancake? And more importantly, where do I buy one?
7. Lady Gaga
Full disclosure: this shot came from Lady Gaga’s Twitter, not her Instagram, but I couldn’t resist. Lady Gaga’s performance of a medley of songs from The Sound of Music was one of the highlights of the entire show. I mean, I knew the girl had a great set of pipes, but I had no idea she had such an incredible range. Love this shot of Gaga sprawled out on the ground and swimming in tulle post-performance.
8. Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian Paul
Love this shot of Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul and his wife, activist and documentarian Lauren Parsekian Paul, pre-show.
9. Anna Kendrick and Jack Black
Anna Kendrick and Jack Black both gave memorable performances during the opening act of last night’s show. I love this photo of the two actors reveling in the moment. Anna’s really rocking that Cinderella dress, don’t you think?
10. Ansel Elgort
Musician and The Fault In Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort’s caption says it all: “MY MOM IS MY DATE! So excited for the OSCARS!” One other thing though: how gorgeous is his mom? Now we know who Ansel got his good looks from.
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