Inside the Governor's Ball: Oscar Nominee Hailee Steinfeld the Belle of the Ball

1:18 AM PST 02/28/2011 by Leslie Bruce
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Hailee Steinfeld

"The Fighter's" Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were eager to introduce themselves to "True Grit's" young star at the post-Oscar party.

Feeling the love, The Fighter's Mark Wahlberg and Oscar winner Christian Bale-- who made a quick stop by the ball, calling his win "absolutely amazing" -- were both eager to introduce themselves to True Grit's young star Hailee Steinfeld.

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Clutching his Oscar, Bale walked up to congratulate Steinfeld on her nomination and introduce her to his wife. Wahlberg also congratulated Steinfeld, gave the young starlet a kiss on the cheek and posed for a few photos.

The 14-year-old Steinfeld was soaking in her first Oscars experience. In a "one-of-a-kind Marchesa" dress, Steinfeld rubbed elbows with Hollywood's elite at show's official after-party. "It twirls around," she said of her pale pink tea length dress. "I'm having a great time. I'm going to Vanity Fair party tonight. Everyone says it's the best party." 

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Meanwhile, 127 Hours director Danny Boyle was a big fan of David O. Russell's The Fighter. At the ball, Boyle introduced himself to best supporting actress nominee Amy Adams and said: "I thought you and Melissa both should have won."

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