The 86th Academy Awards were playing at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's viewing dinner party in Los Angeles, but the real entertainment came from the performances, celeb watching and the surreal moments of the evening.
Lady Gaga, members of the Kardashian clan (including new mom Kim), Steven Tyler, Britney Spears, Heidi Klum, Quincy Jones, Whoopi Goldberg and more were among the celebrities taking part in the 22nd annual event, which raises funds for those afflicted with HIV and AIDS.
The party was held in a cavernous tent a few miles away from where the actual awards were taking place, at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. Huge screens adorned the venue as party-goers watched the Oscar action. "If Pharrell Williams doesn't win best song, then I'm (expletive) going home early," John bellowed to the crowd after Williams performed his nominated song "Happy" (Williams didn't win, but thankfully for the crowd, the award was handed out late in the ceremony, making John's threat moot). Read more at CBS News
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