The best photobombs of the 2014 Oscars

Behold, the Cumberbomb. 

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Mar 3, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:47 pm CDT

Last night’s Oscars might be remembered more for a selfie than any speeches or surprise wins. Host Ellen DeGeneres’s expertly composed celebrity selfie pyramid received more retweets than President Obama’s “Four more years” tweet. These are the times we’re living in.

If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014

You might notice Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and Kevin Spacey both photobombed the shot, which set the theme for the night. Celebs just couldn’t stop p-bombin’ other celebs. In Ireland Baldwin’s photo, the tables were turned, and Spacey was photobombed by Jared Leto:

Either before or after Jennifer Lawrence fell on the red carpet, she decided to photobomb these people. Or maybe this is just how she poses for photos:

A sneak peek at Jennifer Lawrence’s red @Dior dress at the #Oscars this evening! pic.twitter.com/JwE3Gj1Qm0

— Jennifer Lawrence (@JLdaily) March 3, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch might have had the best photobomb record of the night. He swooped in on another DeGeneres selfie, and changed the photobomb game with a patented Cumberbomb.

.@rainbowrowell Cumberbatch photo bombing U2. Holy crap! This is everything. pic.twitter.com/96pFvAPKY0

— Mitali (@AlleyofBooks) March 3, 2014

And then there was this guy photobombing Ellen and Liza:

#Besties #Oscars2014 pic.twitter.com/gpg9PX5i2H

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014

Aaaand back to Jared Leto:

Jared Leto’s epic photobombing of Anne Hathaway on the #VFOscars red carpet https://t.co/IR3VE9VpoE pic.twitter.com/vOJKXL5KEy

— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) March 3, 2014

But the prize should go to Lupita Nyong’o for this gem, snapped after the ceremony:

My favorite Lupita Oscars photo so far pic.twitter.com/o0o8yp42TI

— Nora Grenfell (@nlgrenfell) March 3, 2014

Photo via Ellen DeGeneres/Twitter

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*First Published: Mar 3, 2014, 12:34 pm CST