Pharrell Williams performed his hit song "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, and he left the entire audience feeling "like a room without a roof."
Williams might not have been accompanied by any minions for the performance, but he still managed to get the crowd excited as he belted out the uplifting and inspirational tune, which hit the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 last week.
A legion of backup dancers gave the performance an especially joyous feel, which Williams heightened even further when he jumped off of the stage to dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
Williams wore his signature tall hat, this time in black, for the night's performance.
"Happy" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original song, along with "Let it Go" from "Frozen," "The Moon Song" from "Her" and "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the star-studded awards show, which took place at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater. Follow all of the Oscars action with the live blog below.
03/03/2014 12:39 AM EST
That's A Wrap
An historic night for Steve McQueen and "12 Years a Slave," wins for Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o, seven Oscars for "Gravity" and no love for "American Hustle." These were your 2014 Oscars. Hope you enjoyed it!
03/03/2014 12:01 AM EST
"12 Years A Slave" Is Your Best Picture
As expected, "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture. Producers Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen accepted the award.
03/02/2014 11:56 PM EST
All Right, He Said It
"To that I say alright, alright, alright." http://t.co/3MHHnAXXUv— ThePlaylist (@ThePlaylist) 6 years ago
03/02/2014 11:52 PM EST
NO ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT WUT BIGGEST UPSET OF THE NIGHT.— Christopher Rosen (@chrisjrosen) 5 years ago
03/02/2014 11:51 PM EST
Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor
#truedetectiveseason2 is McCounaughey and his Oscar. He won for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."
03/02/2014 11:47 PM EST
Cate Blanchett Thanked Woody Allen After Winning Her Oscar
She also gave an impassioned plea to Hollywood to acknowledge that people want to see movies with female leads. One of the night's most memorable speeches.
03/02/2014 11:42 PM EST
Time For Best Actress!
Will Cate Blanchett thank Woody Allen? Let's find out!
03/02/2014 11:39 PM EST
Not The Best They've Ever Done
"American Hustle" has lost seven times, thus far, on Oscar night, including in the Original Screenplay category where Spike Jonze's "Her" took top honors.
03/02/2014 11:38 PM EST
"Gravity" Has Seven Oscars Right Now
Just because it's great and you need to know that.
03/02/2014 11:35 PM EST
Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director For "Gravity"
Cuaron wins his second Oscar of the night for "Gravity."
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