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Exclusive photos: Backstage at the Oscars 2020

Renée Zellweger accepts her award from Rami Malek as seen from backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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The Times had exclusive backstage access at the Oscars, photographing the night’s biggest winners and off-camera moments. Scroll through images here and check out reporter Amy Kaufman’s diary of the night, including an emotional Joaquin Phoenix the moment he stepped offstage and a jubilant Bong Joon Ho, wondering where he left his Oscars statuettes.

The audience including Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Charlize Theron reacts as Renée Zellweger, winner of the lead actress Oscar for “Judy” walks to accept her award as seen from backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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Penelope Cruz and Bong Joon Ho winner of the international feature Oscar for “Parasite” backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

Dominic Tuohy and Greg Butler, winners of the visual effects Oscar for “1917” walks with James Corden as a cat backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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The audience watches as Joaquin Phoenix, winner of the lead actor Oscar for “Joker” walks on stage to accept his award as seen from backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

Joaquin Phoenix, winner of the lead actor Oscar for “Joker” accepts his award as seen from backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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Joaquin Phoenix, winner of the lead actor Oscar for “Joker” with Olivia Colman and Jane Fonda backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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Renée Zellweger, winner of the lead actress Oscar for “Judy” and Rami Malek backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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James Corden and Rebel Wilson dressed as cats backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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Bong Joon Ho after being named winner of the directing Oscar for “Parasite” with Spike Lee, who presented the award
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Brad Pitt, winner of the supporting actor Oscar for “Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood,” walks offstage with presenter Regina King.
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Han Jin Won, left, and Bong Joon Ho, winners of the original screenplay Oscar for “Parasite,” backstage
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Taika Waititi, winner of the adapted screenplay Oscar for “Jojo Rabbit,” with presenter Natalie Portman
Taika Waititi, winner of the adapted screenplay Oscar for “Jojo Rabbit,” with presenter Natalie Portman
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Laura Dern, winner of the supporting actress Oscar for “Marriage Story,” faces backstage cameras. Presenter Mahershala Ali stands beside her.
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Performers backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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Oscars statues await their trip to the stage
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Presenter Regina King backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards
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Workers backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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