Jennifer Aniston photobombed J.Lo, John Travolta kissed (a slightly reluctant) Scarlett Johansson and Lady Gaga hit the tiles - literally.
Oscars red carpet non-withstanding, some of our favourite moments from this year's show came from the candid and hilarious backstage photos uploaded by obliging celebrities, stylists and other insiders on Instagram.
These snaps cast a whole new light on the biggest night of the Hollywood calendar, revealing a level of detail and colour we had no idea of previously.
Who knew that Naomi Watts likes to prep for the red carpet with a pre-awards frittata. Or that Meryl Streep is so game for a laugh, sharing mid-ceremony "foot-bumps" with Jennifer Hudson and posing for selfies with J.Lo?
Love was certainly in the air last night, as Elton John cosied up with Kylie Minogue and Jared Leto, Gaga embraced Julie Andrews and Reese Witherspoon shared her mum's adorable good-luck texts.
From pre-party pampering (some did yoga, others channelled Prince) to the sheer drama of the ceremony backstage, and the after-party jaunts, come see our favourite behind-the-scenes Instagram snaps from the 2015 Oscars.
It's been emotional...
Pre-Oscars fritatta with Naomi Watts
"Oscars count down #Naomiwatts #fritatta game is tight .... Look out for it on the #redcarpet today #shhhhh"
Reese Witherspoon gets a good luck note from her mum
"One more. #LoveNotesFromMom (And for @Instagranph)"
... and her husband
"The best thing to have on the red carpet is someone who loves you and supports you....(and buys you flowers.) I love my #Oscars date!"
... And from Sofia Vergara
"Have fun tonight my little pony!! @reesewitherspoon #oscars"
Naomi Watts gets her make-up done
"#glam squad at work @patidubroff @jennychohair @lorealparisusa #Naomiwatts #oscars2015 #teamwatts lets do this #shhhhh"
Jennifer Lopez gets her hair done
"#BTS #TheDreamTeam #HairOnFleek #Oscars #Oscars2015"
Rita Ora gets the finishing touches done
"Quick change before showtime and yes cher bear is knocked out she's not even bothered. Sleeping on my lap cuuuuuute #Oscar2015 #usingmyrimmeleyeshadowstick @rimmellondonuk"
Oprah gets a little prep in
"Backstage practicing for tomorrow.#OSCARS"
Alessandra Ambrosio's yoga prep
"Just breathe it's #oscar sunday #trainlikeanangel @victoriassecret #VSAngel #preredcarpet"
Lupita Nyong'o looks to Prince for inspiration
"Channeling my inner Prince(ss) today. Happy #Oscars Day, people! @theacademy"
Lena Dunham gets her glam on
"Oscar look #bestdressed #classichollywoodglamour"
Alessandra Ambrosio gets roller happy
"My secret weapons for a perfect red carpet look @karanmitchellmua @jennifermazur1 @victoriassecret beauty #vsangel #oscar #oscars2015"
Margot Robbie is red carpet-ready
"Glamour at it's best‼️ @margotrobbie on @YSL @vancleefarpels #AwardSeason #Oscars @renatocampora @tyron111 @mobelisa #style"
Gwyneth Paltrow spreads the love
"It takes a village. #oscars @blakeerik #leslielopez @tracyandersonmethod jewels @annahuhautejoaillerie dress @ralphandrusso #gwynethheartsblo"
Reese Witherspoon is ready to roll
"Show time! #Oscars (dress @TomFord; jewels @TiffanyAndCo; styling @lesliefremar; hair by @hairbyadir; glow @mrsbymrs)"
... and a back view
"See you soon @reesewitherspoon @tomford @hairbyadir @mrsbymrs @mollyddickson @mereowass #oscars #babyblue"
Naomi Watts practises her red carpet poise
"#regram @wattsupphoto divine in every way..#naomiwatts #oscars @armani and it must be said..that #booty @lorealparisofficial"
Aaron Paul plays it casual
"#Oscars @laurenpaul8 @lolagil"
Jared Leto is excited
Emma Stone is raring to go
"One of the best smiles. #emmastone #oscars"
Lady Gaga and Keira Knightley say hi
"Lady gaga and keira knightley sharing a moment on the #oscars red carpet"
Jennifer Aniston's game for a laugh
"#cakewalk #jenniferaniston #oscars"
Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo's red carpet snuggle
"Emma Stone and mark Ruffalo share a mom on the carpet #oscars"
Rita Ora and Kerry Washington on the red carpet
"I love this woman @Kerrywashington #itshandled #gladiator4eva!!!"
A back view of Jennifer Lopez's incredible dress
"Jennifer Lopez takes a moment for an interview"
Oscars presenters get set
"Last min prep #oscars"
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend fool around at the security gates
An army of Oscars wait to be collected
"Look who we found waiting in the wings #oscars"
Scarlett Johansson gets a kiss from John Travolta
"Scarlett Johansson gets a surprise smooch from John Travolta at the #Oscars (her reaction tho!)"
Jennifer Aniston watches the show backstage
"Jennifer Aniston watching the show backstage #oscars"
Jennifer Aniston photobombs Jennifer Lopez
"Photo bombed by my favorite couple Jennifer and Justin #Oscars"
Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep take a selfie
"MERYL STREEP #oscars #oscarlegend #needsomeofthatoscarjuju lol"
Jennifer Hudson clicks heels with Meryl Streep
"She's just as sweet as she is gifted ! Non other than Meryl Streep! Us clicking our Oscar heels wooooooowwwwwww ! What a night !"
Scarlett Johansson is a Gaga fan
"Scarlett Johansson enjoying Lady Gaga's performance #oscars"
Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews embrace
Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain hang out
"Jes_chastain In selfie mode. We had a laugh! #AcademyAwards"
Ben Affleck takes a moment
"Ben Affleck prepping before presenting #oscars"
Jennifer Hudson backstage
"Backstage at the oscars!"
Anna Kendrick after presenting with Jack Black
"Hey!!!! We did it!! Bottoms up! #Oscars"
Lupita Nyong'o with her brother Peter
"This year, in our own #selfie. @nyongolaflame #Oscars @TheAcademy. @chopard @CalvinKlein"
Dakota Johnson and Liam Neeson hang out backstage
"Liam and dakota waiting for their turn on stage #oscars"
Patricia Arquette is the picture of calm after her win
"The moment after she won #oscars"
Best actress winner Julianne Moore is very happy
"Backstage after her win #oscars"
Jennifer Hudson helps celebrates Common and John Legend's Oscar win
"Chi town stand up!!! So proud n happy for @common and @johnlegend yes ! Yes! N yes ! Such a powerful moment ! So Proud to witness"
... and so does Oprah Winfrey
"Favorite moment of the night! Ahhh #Glory!"
A little look at the Oscars food
"A sample of the food from @chefwolfgangpuck that will be served at tomorrow's #Oscars Governors Ball - check out that smoked salmon Oscar matzo! *drool*"
... and the desserts
"Wolfgang Puck: Dessert: A category everyone always wins in.#GovernorsBall #Oscars"
The after-parties fun begins
"After the party, it's the after party... #VanityFair #BTS #MargotRobbie #Niwaka #TeamCE"
Solange Knowles takes to the decks
"Solange Knowles DJing at the Governors Ball"
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson strike a pose
"Little ditty bout Josh and Diane. Jackson and Kruger, that is. #vfoscarparty"
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher get camera-ready
"Sacha Baron Cohen and wife Isla Fisher pose with the newest member of their family for @markseliger #vfoscarparty"
It's sultry Sofia Vergara
"Va-va-vergara! Sofia strikes a sultry pose for @markseliger #vfoscarparty"
Kate Upton photobombs Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
"Gotta love @kateupton photo-bombing Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. #vfoscarparty"
Mindy Kaling gets her smoulder on
"Mindy projects pure confidence in this portrait by @markseliger #vfoscarparty"
Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones are all smiles
Monica Lewinsky joins the party
"Monica Lewinsky adopts a regal pose for @markseliger #vfoscarparty"
Elton John and family enjoy the show
"The boys stop by for a visit in the sweetest little black tie dinner suits. They are so happy to see Uncle Neil on the big screen!!@Ejaf #Oscars"
Elton John and Kylie Minogue
"Look who stopped by?!?!? @ejaf @kylieminogue #Oscars"
Elton John cosies up with Jared Leto
"Elton cosies up to Jared Leto at the Vanity Fair Party @eltonjohn @jaredleto #oscars #vanityfair"
Gaga ends the night in style
"Me right now. What a night. Congratulations to all the nominees, performers, and winners! Let's party!"
End of the night for Chrissy Teigen
"Booty had me like"