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Inside the Oscars Telecast: 7 Candid Instagram Moments (Photos)

See the backstage snapshots the Academy shared of everyone from Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette to Liam Neeson

Last Updated: February 22, 2015 @ 10:11 PM

The Oscars magic might have been happening on stage but the real fun was behind the scenes.

The Academy gave their Instagram followers a backstage pass to their prep space Sunday night, featuring candid snapshots of everyone from presenters Dakota Johnson and Jennifer Aniston to Neil Patrick Harris’ tighty-whities moment.

1. Miles Teller and Margot Robbie prep before taking the stage for their recap of the Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

Last min prep #oscars

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2. Seconds after Patricia Arquette’s Best Supporting Actress victory and Meryl Streep‘s enthusiastic reception, the “Boyhood” winner makes her way backstage

Last min prep #oscars A photo posted by The Academy (@theacademy) on

3. Dakota Johnson and Liam Neeson take a quiet moment while waiting for their turn to hit the stage

Liam and dakota waiting for their turn on stage #oscars

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4. Common and John Legend celebrating their win for “Glory”

The moment after they won #oscars A photo posted by The Academy (@theacademy) on

5. Will Arnett and Quest Love prepping for their moment to shine during “Everything Is Awesome”

Questlove and batman hanging with team oscar. Guess who batman is #oscars

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6. Julianne Moore gets escorted backstage by Matthew McConaughey after her first ever Oscar win

Backstage after her win #oscars A photo posted by The Academy (@theacademy) on

7. The rear view of Neil Patrick Harris you didn’t see during the Oscars broadcast

Yeah he just did that #oscars

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