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Oscars 2015: The ceremony in pictures

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Image caption This year's Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris' first joke reflected the lack of racial diversity in the acting categories: "Tonight we honour Hollywood's best and whitest. Sorry best and brightest" before performing his opening number
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Image caption Jennifer Lopez was escorted by Chris Pine before they announced the best costume award
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Image caption Adam Levine performed his track Lost Stars from the movie Begin Again at the 87th Academy Awards
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Image caption Naomi Watts was pictured mid-air kiss with best actress winner Julianne Moore
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Image caption The wrap-up music came on twice before director Pawel Pawlikowski finished his speech for winning best foreign language film for Ida
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Image caption Lady Gaga's red gloves were much-talked about by red carpet fashionistas ahead of her performance, a tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music

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Image caption Host Neil Patrick Harris dragged Selma star David Oyelowo out of his seat to take part in a joke during the ceremony
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Image caption Harris performed a spoof skit from Birdman, where he was locked out of his dressing room and ended up on stage in just a pair of pants
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Image caption Ethan Hawke kissed co-star Patricia Arquette, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Boyhood. She made an impassioned speech calling for "wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women of the United States of America"
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Image caption Stars, writers, directors who died in the last year were remembered with portraits followed by a performance by Jennifer Hudson
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Image caption Common and John Legend performed their Oscar-winning track Glory from the film Selma ,which had stars including Chris Pine in tears
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Image caption Lady Gaga performed a medley of tracks from The Sound of Music for its 50th anniversary
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Image caption Eddie Redmayne literally skipped with joy after winning the best actor award for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything
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Image caption Best director Alejandro G. Inarritu joked he was wearing Michael Keaton's "tighty whities" from the movie Birdman for luck
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Image caption Julianne Moore won best actress for her performance as an Alzheimer's sufferer in Still Alice
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Image caption JK Simmons clutched his golden statue tightly as he posed for photographers backstage after winning his best supporting actor Oscar for his role in Whiplash
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Image caption Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for best actor for his role in American Sniper didn't win but thought it might be fun to pose with some Lego Oscars

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