Every year, the stars come out in full force for the Academy Awards. This year had a number of musical moments that made us "Happy," as well as one incredible acceptance speech. Check out our Top 5 Oscar moments and share yours with us in the comments!
1. Pharrell Performing “Happy”
When an introduction from the phenomenal Kerry Washington is the least exciting moment in an Oscar moment, you know something magical is happening. The singer took his joyous single into the crowd, with Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep taking a moment to dance along to the singer’s beloved song from “Despicable Me 2,” which recently topped the Billboard 200.
2. Ellen’s A-List Selfie Break
While we’re the first to admit that Ellen might have spent a bit too much time out in the crowd, there’s no denying the power of a good selfie. Of course, being the Academy Awards, she had a little help from her friends, who just happened to include Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
3. Darlene Love’s Surprise Musical Moment
Darlene Love took the stage during the acceptance speech for Best Documentary Film, “20 Feet From Stardom.” After the filmmakers were given their due, Love took center stage. She may not have been a featured performer on the show, but she gave one heck of an impromptu performance, while viewers bit their nails hoping she wouldn’t be played out.
4. Lupita Nyong’o’s Inspiring Acceptance Speech
Already a critical darling for both her incredible acting ability and fashion-forward status, "12 Years A Slave" actress Lupita Nyong’o got another notch in her belt with a major Oscar win. Taking home the Best Supporting Actress award with a standing ovation, her speech was even more incredible: “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
5. The Oscars Finally “Let It Go”
Everybody’s most-anticipated moment – particularly if they’re under 12 – had to be Idina Menzel’s amazing live performance of future Best Original Song “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” also an Oscar winner. The famous Broadway diva proved that she can still hit the big screen and not lose any of her live singing chops, certainly delivering one of the night’s most upbeat performances. Not to mention John Travolta’s incredible flubbing of her name. “Adele Dazeem”?