By People Staff
March 17, 2014 12:00 PM

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY SUNSET BOULEVARD

BLONDE BONDING

Reese Witherspoon (in Hugo Boss) and Elizabeth Banks (in Jenny Packham) kicked back as Witherspoon savored a night out without the kids. “Reese was having one hell of a good time,” said a partygoer.

KISS, KISS, KISS

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi swung by just long enough to share a three-way air buss with Bono.

LUPITA LETS LOOSE

She didn’t arrive until 1 a.m., but Nyong’o (with Rosario Dawson, in Vivienne Westwood Couture) quickly became the life of the party in yet another knockout dress, this time from Miu Miu.

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY

OSCAR-BOMBED!

Anne Hathaway (who changed into Viktor & Rolf) was playfully photobombed by Jared Leto. “Anne thought it was funny,” says an onlooker. “Then they posed together.”

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY

COUPLA JOKESTERS

Chris Hemsworth, who came with his brothers, got a big laugh from Channing Tatum.

FLIPPING OUT

Working on some fancy acrobatics was Amy Poehler, held up by (from left) Megan Mullaly, Bill Hader, Bill Murray and Paul Rudd as Andy Samberg, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott and Brian Doyle Murray looked on.

LEGENDARY LADIES

Anjelica Huston (who has one Oscar) and Jane Fonda (who’s got two) lounged at a corner table together much of the night.

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY

BIG SQUEEZE

A Best Original Screenplay winner for Her, Spike Jones went in for a group hug with Amy Adams (in Carolina Herrera), her husband, Darren Le Gallo, and singer Karen O.

UNCURBED ENTHUSIASM

Jennifer Lawrence (who changed into a Tom Ford dress) stuck close to boyfriend Nicholas Hoult but took time out to greet an obviously pleased Larry David.

HEAD-TURNING TRIO

Emma Roberts (in Fendi), Leslie Mann (in Jenny Packham) and Olivia Munn (in Alexander McQueen) struck a pose.

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY

FRIENDLY EXES

They may have separated in December, but Miranda Kerr (in KaufmanFranco) and Orlando Bloom (inset) smiled and cheek-kissed when they had an unexpected run-in on the red carpet.

ELTON JOHN’S VIEWING PARTY

WEST HOLLYWOOD PARK

GLAM GIRLS

New mom Jaime King (left, in Ulyana Sergeenko) took a night off from baby duty for some quality time with pal Taylor Swift (in Julien Macdonald) at the party, where Elton John performed “Candle in the Wind” with Ed Sheeran.

PUCKER UP

Lady Gaga (in Versace) joined Sheryl Crow (in Roberto Cavalli) for a smooch-fest with their host.

BORROWED GLORY

Olympians Erin Hamlin and Devin Logan let Ben Affleck hold their medals at InStyle’s Oscar-viewing party.

HOT MAMA

Since son Maceo-Robert’s birth in October, “I’m not quite where I want to be with my body,” Halle Berry (in vintage Versace) told PEOPLE at the Fame & Philanthropy gala. Could have fooled us!

GOVERNORS BALL

DOLBY THEATRE

GOLDEN GIRL

Tired? Cate Blanchett? “No, I’m having too good a time!” the Best Actress winner (stunning in Armani Privé with husband Andrew Upton, above) told reporters.

ALL SMILES

He didn’t win Best Actor, but 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (with girlfriend Sari Mercer) wasn’t letting it dampen his spirits.

MEET MY NEW FRIEND, OSCAR

Best Director Alfonso Cuarén – whose film Gravity won seven awards, the most of the night – celebrated with his statuette.

THE LOOK OF LOVE

Clutching the Oscar statuette he won for producing 12 Years a Slave, Brad Pitt enjoyed a sweet backstage moment with Angelina Jolie before the pair headed to dinner at Ago and then to Madonna‘s post-Oscars bash. Calling Jolie “my better, otherworldly half,” Pitt told PEOPLE, “We’re all going to go out together and just enjoy the time.”

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