Oscar Night: Governors Ball

A peek inside the exclusive post-ceremony soiree at Hollywood & Highand.

Sandra Bullock gave best actress winner Meryl Streep a congratulatory hug. ... "The biggest surprise was Meryl, though it shouldn't have been," Oscar host Billy Crystal told THR... The Artist's Jean Dujardin waits for his best actor Oscar to be engraved.  ... Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig and The Help's Emma Stone were among the attendees who raptly watched Tony Bennett perform.  ... Michael Douglas (with MPAA chief Chris Dodd) was happy his favorite film, The Descendants, won an award but said actress Shailene Woodley "was robbed!" ... "The Muppets' Bret McKenzie with his Oscar for best original song, "Man or Muppet." ... The Help's supporting actress winner Octavia Spencer, talked with Michel Hazanavicius, best director for The Artist. ... Hugo and Rango producer Graham King was on hand to celebrate. ... Asghar Farhadi (center), director of foreign-language winner A Separation, celebrated with the film's Peyman Maadi and cinematographer Mahmoud Kalari. ... Supporting actor winner Christopher Plummer sat with wife Elaine Taylor. ... The Descendants' castmembers Judy Greer, Robert Forster, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause and Shailene Woodley gathered for photos. The film's adapted screenplay winner and director, Alexander Payne, who brought his mother, told THR, "All is well -- the only award [original screenplay] Citizen Kane won as well!"

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