ellen-degeneres Ellen DeGeneres snapped this star-studded Oscars selfie while hosting the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The photo made Internet meme history by quickly becoming the most retweeted image of all time. Photo: Twitter

Never before have celebrities been so accessible. The relatively recent proliferation of celebrity Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts has allowed an unprecedented glimpse into the private moments of our favorite stars. The celeb selfie, a portrait snapped and posted by the star herself, lets fans see the candid encounters that take place behind-the-scenes of, let’s say, a major awards show.

In the words of actor, director, writer and self-proclaimed selfie guru James Franco, “We speak of the celebrity selfie, which is its own special thing. It has value regardless of the photo’s quality, because it is ostensibly an intimate shot of someone whom the public is curious about.”

The candid celebrity selfie has, in some sense, replaced the crotch shot as the new intimate celeb Internet meme -- and thank God for that.

Franco’s words of wisdom certainly rang true last night during the 86th annual Academy Awards. No photo better epitomizes the Oscars celebrity selfie better than Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded, arms-length candid shot taken from the audience. The photo instantly garnered tons of attention online and quickly became the most retweeted photo of all time. When else in history have so many A-list celebrities -- including Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong'o and Brad Pitt -- appeared in the same frame?

But DeGeneres wasn’t the only celebrity attending the Academy Awards to share an honest Oscars moment with her fans. Here are 10 other celebrity selfies from Hollywood’s biggest awards night. 

Jamie Foxx

corinne-foxx Corinne Foxx with husband Jamie Foxx. The caption: “Ellen gave us PIZZA!!!! #oscars #actuallystarving.” Photo: Instagram


Jared Leto

jared-leto Jared Leto and his brother Shannon Leto backstage at the Academy Awards 2014. Jared Leto snagged a Best Supporting Actor award for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Photo: Instagram


James Franco

james-franco James Franco, the “selfie king,” enjoying some Oscars eats. Photo: Instagram


Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson 

joseph-gl Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson sharing a moment of silliness at the Academy Awards. Photo: Facebook


Channing Tatum

channing-tatum Channing Tatum “clowning around” backstage in the Oscars green room. Photo: Instagram


Kelly Osbourne 

kelly-o Kelly Osbourne wearing Steven Tyler’s glasses – according to her Instagram. Photo: Instagram


Ellen DeGeneres (OK, fine, Ellen took this selfie, too)

ellen-d Ellen DeGeneres has an Oscars selfie obsession! Photo: Twitter


Mario Lopez and June Squibb

mario-lopez Mario Lopez with Academy Award-nominated actress June Squibb. Squibb was up for a Best Supporting Actress award for her role in “Nebraska.” Photo: Instagram


Ireland Baldwin

ireland-baldwin Ireland Baldwin, daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, posing with Bill Murray. Her caption: “My FAVORITE! #oscarselfie.” Photo: Instagram

Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak

mk Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak. Caption: “Putting the vanity back in #VanityFair.” Photo: Instagram