Winners have been announced, tears shed, and applause has died down. Another season is over and the best of the best has been awarded. Just like the films the awards show recognizes annually, so much more goes on in the Oscars than what the audience sees on the television.
Hollywood extends backstage where there is much to be seen: staff hard at work, celebrities winding down, pals exchanging stories, and even Oscar winners photobombing their peers.
Winners compare trophies behind the scenes, such as Best Picture Argo director Ben Affleck and Best Director Ang Lee of Life of Pi. The respect between the two is palpable as they share a congratulatory hug for their respective wins.
Each the headliner of a major franchise, Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart also come together backstage after presenting onstage. The night marks the first time Harry Potter and Twilight actually shared a stage at the same time.
It is also behind the scenes that celebrity fans are actually revealed. Best Supporting Actress awardee Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) pauses to watch fellow winner Adele in a powerful performance of the Best Original Song Skyfall.
Cristoph Waltz bagged his second Best Supporting Actor win for another Quentin Tarantino masterpiece Django Unchained. The brilliant actor makes his way backstage with his well-deserved trophy, which is possibly not his last.
Pals and great minds behind the hit Argo, Affleck and George Clooney chat on the red carpet. Both actors looked their best in sleek suits, the two also sported beards that have become the trend in this year's Oscars.
Even glamorous celebrities can let their hair down every once in a while, especially in a celebration like the Oscars. As Queen Latifah smiles for the camera backstage, Catherine Zeta-Jones pops in as possibly the most stunning photobomber of the night. Jamie Foxx crosses his eyes and Channing Tatum strikes his best goofy pose.