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MISS CONGENIALITY

Sandra Bullock (hanging out with Avengers star Chris Evans) "was totally having fun and seemed so relaxed," said a fellow partygoer. "Like one of the guys."

POWER BLONDES

Cameron Diaz (in Victoria Beckham) caught up with Kate Hudson (in vintage Versace) at the Graydon Carter-hosted bash.

IS IT HOT IN HERE?

Olivia Wilde and SNL's Jason Sudeikis stayed close all night-and in case you were still confused about their relationship status, the actress referred to the funnyman as "my boyfriend."

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JEN'S HOT DATE

Jennifer Lopez attended the awards with longtime manager Benny Medina but met up later with her new love, Casper Smart. "He was by her side the entire time," says an observer. Running into her old boyfriend Diddy went just fine: "She even introduced them."

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CLAIRE FAVORITE

The Homeland star (in Valentino) drew lots of fans among the starry crowd: "Everyone was going up to her and telling her how much they love her show," says an observer.

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TINKER TAILOR... COBBLER?

When Glenn Close's dogs got tired, she kicked off her heels-only to have them picked up by fellow nominee Gary Oldman (in Paul Smith). The Best Actor nominee (here with Close and her Albert Nobbs costar Janet McTeer, in David Meister Signature) praised Oscar host Billy Crystal: "The show went so smoothly."

EXTREMELY LOUD...

The Descendants director and cowriter Alexander Payne sported colorful earplugs, while his star Shailene Woodley (in Proenza Schouler) got a grip on his Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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CRUISE & BECKS

Presenter and Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise (in Giorgio Armani) chatted with good friend David Beckham; their wives Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham (not pictured) also caught up. Says an onlooker: "It was a cute power-couple moment."

REAL HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY!

His mom was Grace Kelly, and "I grew up watching her movies, so it's really wonderful to be here," said Monaco's Prince Albert II (with wife Princess Charlene).

SEXY, MEET SPORTY

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow chatted with Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton (in Valentino). "He wanted to meet everyone," says a partygoer, "and everyone wanted to meet him."

THE KID GETS IN THE PICTURE

Chris Rock (in John Varvatos) jumped into a photograph of Star Wars creator George Lucas while it was being taken-guess the force was with him.

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WOLFGANG SERVES IT UP

In the kitchen Ryan Seacrest sampled fare by star chef Wolfgang Puck, who created a menu of chic comfort food such as chicken pot pie with black truffles. Another treat: the little chocolate Oscars guests got as keepsakes. "I've got a lot of family," said Octavia Spencer, who took a few for loved ones.

WINNERS' CIRCLE

Octavia Spencer (in Tadashi Shoji) embraced Meryl Streep (in Lanvin) as they waited to have their Oscars engraved. "This way you can't take it back," Spencer told the engraver.

THE GOLDEN BOYS

At 82, Christopher Plummer was dubbed Oscar's oldest winner, but he argued that Charlie Chaplin was older when he won his honorary statuette.

ELTON JOHN'S PARTY

WEST HOLLYWOOD PARK

MEET MY BABY!

Fran Drescher (in Ali Rahimi) introduced Esther, her 10-year-old Pomeranian, to John's son Zachary.

GIRLS' NIGHT

Miley Cyrus (in Roberto Cavalli) came with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, but she had plenty of time for buddy Kelly Osbourne (in Georges Hobeika). Both attended the 20th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party hosted by John and his partner David Furnish. The power couple worked the room, thanking their 900 guests helping raise thousands for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. "We're on our feet all night," said John of the event.

TRUE BLUE

Katy Perry (in Blumarine) got in a bidding war at the fundraiser's auction with billionaire Steve Tisch. The pair fought it out over a meal catered by star chef Cat Cora, then agreed to share the prize-for $100,000.

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