Presenters Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz have a laugh backstage during the live show at the Kodak Theatre.
Tom Cruise is as happy as winner Meryl Streep when the two meet backstage. Cruise was about to step on the stage to announce The Artist as Best Picture and took a moment to share in the joy with Best Actress winner Streep.
Thomas Langmann, producer of The Artist, is joined by the movie’s director Michel Hazanavicius for a moment. Hazanavicius won Best Director while Langmann scored the Oscar for Best Picture as producer. To say the country of France is thrilled this morning is an understatement.
Oscar show producer Brian Grazer gets a peck on the cheek from award presenter and nominee for Best Original Screenplay, Kristen Wiig.
Host Billy Crystal stands backstage, knowing his night is almost over as he witnesses Tom Cruise announce Best Picture.
How could we run photos from Hollywood’s biggest night without one of Uggie the dog from The Artist? You think he’s excited for Best Actor winner Dujardin? You bet!