Oscars 2015 | Backstage moments
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Oscars 2015: Backstage photos

Actors Chris Pine and Jennifer Lopez make their way backstage. The pair presented the award for costume design. More Oscars: Full coverage | Complete list | The show | Red carpet | Quotes | Best & worst | Winners’ room | Top nominees | Video Q&As (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Presenter Reese Witherspoon finds herself rushed backstage with the winners of the make-up and hairstyling winners, Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Common, left, and John Legend cruise backstage after winning the original song Oscar for “Glory” from the biopic “Selma” as performed by the pair.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Director Alejandro G. Inarritu, along with some of the cast of “Birdman,” celebrate their win for best picture backstage.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Actors Jennifer Aniston of “Cake” and David Oyelowo of “Selma” take a journey backstage.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow gets a mini touchup backstage.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Neil Patrick Harris races to the stage in his undies, making reference to Michael Keaton in a memorable scene from the dark comedy “Birdman.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Actress and presenter Cate Blanchett can’t contain her laughter as she makes her way backstage with lead actor Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, who won for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.”

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Octavia Spencer, right, cracks a few jokes with producers backstage.

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Host Neil Patrick Harris, left, can’t seem to contain his excitement upon crossing paths with actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Naomi Watts backstage. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Musical artist Lady Gaga backstage after her performance of songs from “The Sound of Music,” a film celebrating its 50th birthday.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
John Travolta smiles for the camera backstage. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Lupita Nyong’o, right, and producers peek at the monitors backstage, as they giggle at a humorous moment.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A backstage look at the moment actor Jack Black “interrupted” the opening performance of host Neil Patrick Harris and actress Anna Kendrick. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

“Birdman’s” Naomi Watts, left, greets “Still Alice’s” Julianne Moore, center, as the two find a moment during the show.

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Director Alejandro G. Inarritu grips his Oscar backstage for “Birdman.” The dark comedy also took home the Oscars for original screenplay and best picture.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Eddie Redmayne exults after being announced as winner of the lead actor Oscar for “The Theory of Everything.”

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Common, left, and John Legend take the stage to accept the original song Oscar for “Glory” from the biopic “Selma,” which they also performed. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Julianne Moore accepts her first Oscar for lead actress for “Still Alice” in a shot snapped backstage.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
John Travolta, second from left, and Idina Menzel, right, take direction amid the bustling backstage. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Julie Andrews, star of “The Sound of Music,” embraces Lady Gaga, who wowed the audience with a performance of songs from Andrews’ film.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Alejandro G. Inarritu accepts the best director Oscar for “Birdman.”  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Host Neil Patrick Harris appears to put on a diva-like moment backstage.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Presenter Jessica Chastain cruises backstage with the Oscar winner for cinematography, Emmanuel Lubezki, honored for his work in “Birdman.”  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Actor Liam Neeson congratulates actor J.K. Simmons, seated, backstage after his supporting actor win in Damien Chazelle’s intense drama “Whiplash.”

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Eddie Redmayne with his wife, right, after his win for lead actor in “The Theory of Everything.”

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Neil Patrick Harris takes the stage in only his underpants, making reference to Michael Keaton in a memorable scene from the dark comedy “Birdman.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Meryl Streep finds herself squeezed among crew backstage.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Country singer Tim McGraw honors the ailing Glen Campbell with a performance of his song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” McGraw was handpicked by the Campbell family to sing the melody in Campbell’s place due to his deteriorating health.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Director Alejandro G. Inarritu makes his way backstage with part of the “Birdman” crew after an Oscar win. The dark comedy took home the best picture, original screenplay and director awards.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Host Neil Patrick Harris enlists the help of “Selma” actor David Oyelowo to make an announcement in his British accent, because as Harris said, it was cooler.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Eddie Redmayne is congratulated by presenter Cate Blanchett as he wins the lead actor Oscar for “The Theory of Everything.”

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Tom Cross offers a look at his Oscar for film editing for the drama “Whiplash,” accompanied by presenter and “Birdman” actress Naomi Watts.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Jennifer Lopez’s tulle Elie Saab gown adopted a life of its own in a moment backstage. With actor Chris Pine, Lopez presented the award for costume design.

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Julie Andrews congratulates Alexandre Desplat for winning the original score Oscar for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Actor J.K. Simmons strolls through the bounds backstage after winning the supporting actor Oscar for Damien Chazelle’s intense drama “Whiplash.”  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Marion Cotillard of “Two Days, One Night” peers ahead.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
From backstage, actress Lupita Nyong’o awards J.K. Simmons with the supporting actor Oscar for his work in Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash.”  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Common, second from right, and John Legend, right, celebrate their win for original song for “Glory” from the biopic “Selma.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Jennifer Lopez’s tulle Elie Saab gown adopted a life of its own in a moment backstage. With actor Chris Pine, Lopez presented the award for costume design.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Eddie Redmayne, right, fresh off his lead actor Oscar win for “The Theory of Everything,” backstage. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Lady Gaga enlists a little help as she makes her way down the aisle in a custom Azzedine Alaia gown elevated with a pair of red rubber gloves.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
In between takes, host Neil Patrick Harris chit chats with “Selma” actor David Oyelowo, dressed in burgundy.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

In a moment from the red carpet, actresses Reese Witherspoon, left, and Nicole Kidman get into the swing of things.

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