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Backstage at the 84th Annual Academy Awards show, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stand beside Oscar telecast producer Brian Grazer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Angelina Jolie, a presenter on Sunday, prepared for her entrance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. chat behind the scenes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Bret McKenzie grabs hold of his Oscar for the song "Man or Muppet," sung in "The Muppets." The New Zealander is known for the song-filled series "Flight of the Conchords."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Michael Douglas was a presenter on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

At the front center of this view of audience are "The Artist" costars Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin. The movie received five Oscars, including prizes for Dujardin's lead role and best picture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Owen Wilson escorts Penelope Cruz to the stage for their presenting turn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Meryl Streep is aglow backstage with Colin Firth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Meryl Streep was a presenter but took home gold as well, for her lead role in "The Iron Lady."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Meryl Streep is greeted onstage by Colin Firth, last year's lead actor winner and presenter of this year's lead actress prize.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Winners of honorary Oscars James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey (Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award) and makeup artist Dick Smith.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The show's host, Billy Crystal, chats with its producer, Brian Grazer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Harvey Weinstein, whose Weinstein Co. released "The Artist," is on the phone backstage after the show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Terry George and Oorlagh George were awared for their live-action short film "The Shore."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Presenter Sandra Bullock waits offstage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Cameron Diaz, left, and Jennifer Lopez wait to present the award for makeup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Presenter Christian Bale accompanies supporting actress winner Octavia Spencer offstage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

"The Artist's" Missi Pyle, left, James Cromwell and Penelope Ann Miller are all smiles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Documentary feature award co-presenter Robert Downey Jr., right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Director Michel Hazanavicius of "The Artist" gives his acceptance speech after his movie wins the award for best picture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Ben Stiller and Emma Stone, center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The audience applauds as Christopher Plummer accepts his supporting actor award for "Beginners."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Michel Hazanavicius speaks after accepting the director award for "The Artist."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Lead actor winner Jean Dujardin, right, plants a kiss on the head of his "Artist" costar Uggie.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Jean Dujardin wins the award for lead actor in "The Artist."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Jean Dujardin reacts as he exists the stage with the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "The Artist."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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1 Comment

  1. February 27, 2012, 9:45 am

    grazer needs a hair style to match his age

    By: studiosites

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