Pharrell’s hat made its first Oscars appearance when the musician glided onstage to perform the first song of the night, Despicable Me 2’s “Happy.” But seeing the little star in the giant hat wasn’t even the highlight of the performance: Pharrell joined a group of very enthuasiastic dancing kids onstage for the performance and made his way off the stage to enlist some of the lady nominees to dance along with him. First was Lupita Nyong’o, who jumped up out of her seat and showed off some moves that made America swoon over her for the millionth time. Next came Meryl Streep, who shimmied away – she was only a few seats away from Jennifer Lawrence, who made one of those “please don’t pick me” faces and unfortunately for us didn’t get a turn, but Amy Adams did and it was delightful. Then Jamie Foxx and his daughter showed up onstage, because if you’re Jamie Foxx and related to Jamie Foxx, it’s totally cool to just crash Pharrell’s Oscars performance. Thanks for a “Happy” start to the show, Pharrell.
Check out the performance below: