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The stage at the Hollywood & Highland Center is set for the 84th Academy Awards, after a long conversion of the theater from its usual setup for Cirque du Soleil's "Iris."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Billy Crystal opens the 84th Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Rose Byrne, left, and Melissa McCarthy revive the "Bridesmaids" cast's tradition of drinking whenever "Scorsese" is said, a joke the public was introduced to at the SAG Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

"Bridesmaids" costars Wendi McLendon-Covey, left, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne present awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Ben Stiller and Emma Stone present an award.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Milla Jovovich at the 84th Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Angelina Jolie presents the award for adapted screenplay.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz announce a winner.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Chris Rock jokes about how doing animation is easy before presenting an award.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Christopher Plummer accepts the supporting actor Academy Award for his performance in "Beginners." He said that Oscar is only two years older than him and asked his statuette where it had been all his life.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Tom Hanks, right, presents the Oscar for cinematography to Robert Richardson for his work on "Hugo."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Natalie Portman, who won the lead actress Oscar last year for her performance in "Black Swan," presents the Academy Award for lead actor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars for the ninth time.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jessica Chastain, left, and Viola Davis congratulate Octavia Spencer, right, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Zach Galifianakis, left, and Will Ferrell play cymbals in a comedy bit while presenting the Oscar for original song.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Cirque du Soleil members perform during the Oscars telecast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A Cirque du Soleil troupe performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A Cirque du Soleil troupe performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A Cirque du Soleil troupe performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

An image of Elizabeth Taylor is seen during the in memoriam segment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

An image of Gilbert Cates is seen during the in memoriam segment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Meryl Streep accepts her Oscar for lead actress for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." It is her second win in the category and third overall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jean Dujardin accepts his Oscar for lead actor. It was one of five wins for "The Artist."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jean Dujardin walks off the Oscar stage with his award and "The Artist" costar Uggie.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Michel Hazanavicius, who won the director Oscar, speaks after "The Artist" won best picture. That statuette went to producer Thomas Langmann, left. Composer Ludovic Bource, right, won for original score.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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