Most of the action went down on the red carpet and the stage at last night's Oscars, but there were a few behind-the-scenes moments that didn't make it to television. For instance, Penelope and Javier sharing a rare display of affection and Sandra Bullock carefully kissing Carey Mulligan without ruining any makeup. The stars went right from the show to the many afterparties, but click through to see 10 photos of these almost-missed classic moments!
Alec Baldwin buried his face in his Oscars program as his driver checked out the minor damage from backing into a taxi outside the Sunset Marquis at the end of last night. Most of you thought that Neil Patrick Harris stole the show with his opening number, but it was Alec and Steve Martin's job to keep the show going all night long. The two hosts had some highlights throughout the telecast like the Paranormal Activity spoof and Snuggies. So tell us, after sleeping on it, what do you think about Steve and Alec's performance — super hosting or total snoozefest?
We’ve taken a look at all this year's Academy Award winners (don't forget to vote in my polls!), but what about the show itself? Did you think it was better than years past? I’m breaking down some of my favorite moments and appearances of the night and handing out my own awards. From Ben Stiller’s out-of-this-world Avatar getup to Kathryn Bigelow’s history-making honor, let’s recap the highlights that have everyone talking!
The 2010 Oscars have come and gone with The Hurt Locker standing out as the night's big winner. The acting awards went to this season's favorites — Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side, Mo'Nique for Precious, Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart, and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds. The show kicked off with Neil Patrick Harris's opening number, which was the perfect lead-in to Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin playing off each other throughout the night. Young Hollywood had an exciting evening as well with presenters including Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart, who both chatted backstage about being a bit nervous before stepping out. Kristen got to have a moment with her dad on the way in, which gave us a super sweet sighting. Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick also made a sweet duo giving out a statue together.
The Academy Awards red carpet provided some excitement, of course, and the acceptance speeches had us laughing and crying as the winners took the stage. Penelope Cruz didn't make it two in a row, but she was holding hands with Javier Bardem when the cameras announced the best supporting actress nominees — that's a pretty big public display of affection for the private couple. Sarah Jessica Parker got animated in the crowd before Matthew Broderick took part in the touching tribute to John Hughes. Keep track of all our Oscar coverage all over the network, and weigh in on all the winners too!
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Now that the Oscars have wrapped, let's go back to the beginning and one of the show's best kept secrets: Neil Patrick Harris! The funnyman showed up for an elaborate, Busby Berkeley-style song and dance number to introduce hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Martin and Baldwin then descended the stage, making jokes about the nominees, as is custom. The George Clooney/Baldwin stare-down was pretty fantastic, but I'm not sure that their combined power topped that of their opening act, NPH. Watch the clip of Harris's number below if you missed it, and then tell me which part of the opening you liked more!
Oscar night saw many a star on stage at the Kodak Theater, but all eyes were on Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart as they presented a tribute to horror films (which succeeded in giving me the creeps). Sadly Robert Pattinson couldn't join his costars this time, but Taylor filled in and escorted an adorably nervous Kristen down the stairs. Check it out!
What a night — and it was groundbreaking to boot! Avatar may be the big gun when it comes to special effects, but it was Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker that swept the two major awards of the 2010 Oscars with best picture and best director. Her win marks the first time a female director has ever won the honor, and I couldn't help but let out a gleeful "yes!" when her name was announced.
The rest of the categories pretty much stuck to the favored picks with Jeff Bridges taking the stage for Crazy Heart, Mo'Nique for Precious, Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds — and in a tearful acceptance speech, Sandra Bullock accepted her best actress win for The Blind Side. That was one of my favorite highlights of the evening (check back later for the rest), but let's go ahead and cover all the night's winners. Head over to my Oscar polls to vote on whether you think each is deserving, but I've got the entire list for your perusal when you read more
Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick played beloved characters in John Hughes movies (Ringwald played multiple, in fact), and the actors took the stage to honor the life of the acclaimed director. After sharing a few memories, we were treated to a montage of some of Hughes's most famous movies from Ferris Bueller's Day off to The Breakfast Club and beyond. Afterward, more actors including Macaulay Culkin, Jon Cryer, and Ally Sheedy took the stage to add to the love. Check out the touching tribute below.
Kathryn Bigelow is the winner of the Oscar for best director for The Hurt Locker and the first woman to ever win in the category! She beat out James Cameron for Avatar, Lee Daniels for Precious, Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds, and Jason Reitman for Up in the Air. Do you agree with this win?
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Sandra Bullock is the winner of the Oscar for best actress for The Blind Side! She beat out Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia, Gabourey Sidibe for Precious, Carey Mulligan for An Education, and Helen Mirren for The Last Station. Do you agree with this win?
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