Goldberg introduced the tribute, connecting the film to the Oscars' heroes theme, saying that they don't always wear capes, but sometimes they wear ruby slippers, lifting up her dress to reveal that she was wearing a pair of ruby shoes -- a reference to the movie. Goldberg also introduced Garland's three children.
"Now in 1939, moviegoers first fell in love with a girl named Dorothy who longed for a life different from her own and in one of the most beloved cinematic magic journeys of all time, and with the help of some very memorable friends -- a tin man, a lion and a scarecrow -- Dorothy got her wish. Now that year, the incredible Judy Garland, one of my personal heroes, received an honorary juvenile Oscar after following the yellow brick road right into our hearts."
Minnelli made a striking appearance on the Oscars red carpet, showing off bright blue highlights to match her cobalt blue dress. She has also been a part of a couple of bits with DeGeneres, with the comedian even referring to her as a male impersonator, saying "well done, sir."
The Hollywood Reporter previously revealed exclusively that Garland's kids would reunite for the tribute.?? "The Wizard of Oz" received six Oscar nominations in 1939, including one for best picture, and won Academy Awards for original score and song.
Goldberg then introduced Pink to perform the film's signature song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," which the artist, otherwise known as Alecia Moore, sang while wearing a ruby-slipper-like red sparkly gown.
On Feb. 21, Pink was added to the list of bold-faced names making appearances at the live telecast. Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron gave hints to the singer's Academy Awards debut, saying at the time "we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast.”
Pink is a three-time GRAMMY and six-time MTV Video Music Awards winner. She was named Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2013 and has sold more than 40 million albums and 65 million singles. She also starred in 2013's "Thanks for Sharing" opposite Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Oscars are held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.