It was another soggy night at the Oscars. And as the stars began arriving on the red carpet, Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne described the weather as:
The first joke of the night came from host Neil Patrick Harris when he opened the show with:
Accepting the Best Director gong for Birdman, Alejandro G Inarritu joked the Academy should bring in "immigration rules" after his win followed Alfonso Cuaron's success last year with Gravity.
A shocked Pawel Pawlikowski said as he picked up his award for Best Foreign Language film Ida:
While introducing the Oscar for best supporting actor to J.K Simmons for the film Whiplash, Lupita Nyong'o mixed her words up, saying:
Later in the show, host Neil Patrick Harris stripped down to his pants. Speaking about Channing Tatum who starred in male stripper film Magic Mike, he said:
And it seems the Oscar statuettes can be difficult to handle. Director Mat Kirkby, who won Best Live Action Short Film for The Phonecall, quipped: