Oscars 2014: Ellen's breaks record with Selfie as U2 get photobombed

Oscar night 2014 was a blast with Ellen DeGeneres making the show memorable in a number of ways. And it was Ellen that instigated the highlight of the evening by getting Bradley Cooper to snap a selfie that went viral and caused Twitter to stall for a moment or two.

The selfie was jam packed with celebs including Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Lawerence, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep with Ellen and Bradley front and center. The pic rapidly became the most retweeted image in history with well over 2 million retweets.

Ellen was in flying form all night and even managed to order pizza for everybody and then borrowed Pharell Williams' hat in order to collect money to pay the pizza delivery guy.

Meanwhile, outside on the red carpet, U2 were just about set in a very professional pose when who should jump up behind them and photobomb them? Benedict Cumberbatch is who and he was snapped in a fantastic pose of his own with what could only be described as Jazz Hands flying high over Bono and the band's heads.

Another highlight was Pharell performing is song Happy to get the crowd going and he got the stars so heated up that Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Lupita Nyong'o jumped off their seats and danced with him.

Laugh of the night has to go to the Academy as they chose Will Smith to present the Best Picture award. Smith has just won a Razzie for his performance in After Earth so the choice seemed wholly tongue in cheek.

There were some touching moments on Oscar night too. Brad Pitt was spotted on camera giving his squeeze Angelina Jolie a tender kiss on the forehead in a moment that did not seem contrived for the cameras.

As for lowlights, Liza Minelli will certainly argue that she got hard done by as Ellen praised her for being the best MALE Liza Minelli impersonator she had ever seen. Needless to say, Liza was not at all impressed and her face tells the whole story in another great selfie posted to Ellen's twitter feed.

The big winners from Oscar night then all headed off to celebrate in style at an after party at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party.

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