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Moments backstage at the Oscars

Jennifer Lopez backstage at the 87th Academy Awards.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars

Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris is shown backstage in nothing but his tighty whities, socks and shoes at the 87th Academy Awards.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars

Julianne Moore is giddy with delight as she displays her lead actress award backstage at last year’s Oscars.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars

Presenter Jennifer Lawrence walks offstage with Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, who won for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club" at the 2014 Academy Awards.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars

Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres, left, chats with Lupita Nyong’o backstage minutes after the latter won the supporting actress award at the 2014 Academy Awards.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars

Supporting actor winner Jared Leto hugs Anne Hathaway backstage at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Charlize Theron, an Oscar winner, awaits her turn onstage as a presenter at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Best director nominee Clint Eastwood watches the show from a monitor backstage at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Adele and Catherine Zeta-Jones backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
After being nominated five times previously, Martin Scorsese clutches his very first directing Oscar, for 2006’s “The Departed, " which went on to win for top picture as well at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Actress Scarlett Johansson applies lip gloss backstage at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004. (Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Jennifer Lopez, right, and Cameron Diaz at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of the lead actor Oscar for “There Will Be Blood,” and Helen Mirren backstage at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Kate Winslet backstage after her win for lead actress at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Morgan Freeman walks off with supporting actress winner Rachel Weisz at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2006. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Sean Penn walks backstage after his acceptance speech for the lead actor Oscar at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004. (Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
From left, Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley and Adrian Brody backstage at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Presenter Forest Whitaker hugs Marion Cotillard who won the Oscar for lead actress for “La Vie en Rose” at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
George Clooney, left, with Cate Blanchett at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Actress Emmy Rossum backstage at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Martin Scorsese is hugged by Jack Nicholson, as Francis Ford Coppola, left, and Steven Spielberg, right, look on during the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Charlize Theron waits backstage to present an award at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004. (Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Presenter Nicole Kidman walks offstage with George Clooney after he won the supporting actor award at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2006. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Oprah Winfrey and Cate Blanchett backstage at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005. (Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Tim Robbins, left, shares a laugh with Sean Penn backstage at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2003. (Brian VanderBrug / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Actress Penelope Cruz prepares to make a presentation at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in 2010. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Julia Roberts watches the monitors with director Joe Roth during the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004. (Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Actress Mo’Nique and screenplay writer Geoffrey Fletcher make a toast with their Oscars backstage at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in 2010. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Halle Berry walks backstage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millipied backstage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Christian Bale backstage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards after accepting the Oscar for actor in a supporting role in 2011. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Robert Downey Jr. at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, center, and Brian Grazer at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Presenter Tom Cruise, left, chats with Brian Grazer backstage at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Robert Downey Jr. backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Host Seth MacFarlane prepares to take the stage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Seth MacFarlane has lint removed before taking the stage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Halle Berry, a Bond girl and Oscar winner, introduced a tribute to 007 that included movie clips through the decades at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Helen Bonham Carter, center, and John Travolta backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Catherine Zeta-Jones at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Nicole Kidman backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Quentin Tarantino walks off the stage with the Oscar for original screenplay at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Jennifer Lawrence took home the Oscar for lead actress at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Daniel Day-Lewis, who won for lead actor, and Meryl Streep, who presented the award, backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Moments backstage at the Oscars
Hilary Swank walks off with lead actor winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2006. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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