The 2021 Oscars was certainly one for the books.
While the 93rd Academy Awards was different this year due to the ongoing pandemic and COVID-19 safety precautions, it failed to disappoint, as the A-list celebs still pulled out all the stops for the dazzling Hollywood event.
The awards show date was pushed back two months due to the impact of the pandemic on the film industry. The 2021 Oscars — which took place on Sunday, April 25, at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station — happened fully live and in person, following a year's worth of virtual award shows.
Scroll through to see the best candid moments from the 2021 Oscars.
The highlight of the ceremony was certainly when Glenn Close danced to "Da Butt." While playing a game of “name that song” towards the end of the Oscars telecast, the actress — who has been nominated eight times but has never won — shocked the audience (and everyone watching the ceremony) when she stood up and showed off her bootylicious dance moves.
Marlee Matlin, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Halle Berry
Angela Bassett's dramatic custom red Alberta Ferretti off-the-shoulder gown and Christian Louboutin heels took a toll on the actress, as she made sure to get off her feet during the Oscars mid-show.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Nomadland filmmaker Chloé Zhao comically flaunted her two Oscar wins for Best Director and Best Picture.
Vanessa Kirby and Zendaya
Frances McDormand and Yuh-jung Youn
While rocking Alpha Industries' MA-1 Bomber Jacket, Yuh-jung Youn, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Minari, threw up a peace sign on the red carpet alongside Frances McDormand, who starred in Nomadland.
Marlee Matlin, Renée Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern
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Matlin, Witherspoon, Dern also posed with Renée Zellweger, who opted for a pink, strapless floor-length gown.
Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, H.E.R., Daniel Kaluuya and Tiara Thomas
Oscar winners Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, H.E.R., Daniel Kaluuya and Tiara Thomas proudly flaunted their trophies from the evening.
Amanda Seyfried, a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Mank, was seen happily waving into the distance while rocking her exceptional red tulle ballgown.
Viola Davis and Yuh-Jung Youn
Viola Davis and Youn were seen sharing a laugh.
Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson and Sergio Lopez-Rivera
Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson and Sergio Lopez-Rivera took home the prestigious award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, with Neal and Wilson making history as the first-ever Black women to win in the category.
Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed
It's not an awards show without a celeb selfie. Directors Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed made sure to get their gold trophies in the snap after their African film, My Octopus Teacher, won Best Documentary Feature.
Keith and Kenneth Lucas
Judas and the Black Messiah screenwriters Keith and Kenneth Lucas appeared to be almost identical (not only in their looks) as they stuck their right hands up while holding their masks in their left.
Kaluuya has a lot to smile about after winning the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah.
Alan S. Kim
It looks like Minari breakout star Alan S. Kim brought one of his birthday gifts to the ceremony. The Critics' Choice Award winner turned nine on Friday, April 23 — just days before the Academy Awards — and received a FitBit for kids, new bike, new iPad mini 5 and more!
H.E.R dazzled in a whimsical embellished purple Dundas jumpsuit with a matching cape. However, her camera-ready poses couldn't be complete without some off-camera assistance.