Away from the podium, wedged between the closely arranged dinner tables, during commercial breaks, there is a different experience of the 72nd
"I think it's going over well."
"North Korea — it's all fair game. I was glad they mentioned 'Je suis Charlie.' I did love that."
Ruffalo added: "It's good we know that there's stuff going on outside of this room."
Dressed in a red Badgley Mischka gown Strayed purchased herself — though she had help picking it out from her Portland, Ore.-based stylist — Strayed said she would wear it again.
"I'm a writer who spends days in her PJs," she joked.
Flanked by Witherspoon, Strayed was brought over to
"You're kicking ass," said Louis CK, embracing
"I watch everything you do," Hart replied.
Their lovefest concluded, we asked CK what he thought about hosts
"Pretty funny," he smiled. "Great jokes from very funny people."
Then he spotted
"Baby!" Iron Man yelled.
"I'm too drunk to answer anything real."
Overhearing the conversation,
"I love the Je Suis Charlie stuff," Felicity Jones said. "It's so important that it be discussed."
Jones, who was seated next to Eddie Redmayne and his new wife, smiled at the couple's affectionate interactions.
"How cute are they?" she asked.
A moment later she stifled a yawn. Asked if she'd be awake enough to make it to any parties, she smiled enthusiastically: "Oh, I'm gonna party my face off!"
Later, after Redmayne accepted the award for actor in a drama motion picture, "The Theory of Everything" actor returned to his table and received a huge standing ovation from his crew.
His wife, who looked as if she had been crying, wrapped him in a hug for what seemed like a minute.
Lorde wandered over to
"You look sooo gorgeous," Dunham exclaimed, referring to the pop star by her real name, Ella. "Who are you sitting with? We'd really like to have you. Taylor (Swift) is going to meet us at the HBO party. I'll text you."
As Anna Faris rushed back to her seat, she stopped to awkwardly tap
"I think I missed my category,"
His famous braids were gone, however, having been straightened into long locks. "You gotta change it up," he said.