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The venue was transformed into a midcentury supper club, where such guests as Hilary Swank and Steven Spielberg were greeted with trays of Moet & Chandon and Oscar-shaped flatbreads with smoked salmon, creme fraiche and caviar. First-time nominee and belle of the ball Hailee Steinfeld twirled around the dance floor in her “one-of-a-kind Marchesa” with True Grit co-star Jeff Bridges and even received a congratulatory kiss on the cheek from The Fighter’s Mark Wahlberg. A trim Jennifer Hudson dined on Wolfgang Puck’s salad trio and pan-roasted Dover sole. Tito Puente Jr.’s salsa band took center stage after 10 p.m., as latecomer  Geoffrey Fletcher — 2010’s best adapted screenplay winner for Precious — noted to THR that “there were no real surprises” at this year’s show. Making his way to the dessert bar, which boasted a chocolate fountain, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky said that after years of battling to get his mind-bending ballet film made, “Tonight, I can relax … finally.”       

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