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LIFE AND LIMB

Before the Oscars were over, Angelina Jolie's leg-which made a grand entrance on the red carpet-would become a breakout star that spawned its own Twitter account. But for Jolie, the focus of the evening was her man-Best Actor nominee Brad Pitt. "I'm proud of everything he does," she said.

POWER COUPLE

Reaching the end of awards season, nominee George Clooney-with Stacy Keibler-was "looking forward to not having to put on a tux."

FUNNY OR DIE

In character as the Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen made onlookers gasp when he dumped an urn that he claimed held the ashes of Kim Jong Il on E! host Ryan Seacrest.

NATURAL WOMAN

Best Actress nominee Viola Davis was excited to walk the carpet without wearing a wig. "There's something extraordinary when we stop apologizing for who we are," she said.

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ON THE NOSE

Best Supporting Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy (in Marina Rinaldi)nuzzled up with hubby Ben Falcone.

LEADING LADIES

Steven Spielberg posed with wife Kate Capshaw and presenter Gwyneth Paltrow, a lifelong friend.

Are they secretly married?

THE RINGS ON THEIR FINGERS CAUSED A STIR!

NEWLYWEDS?

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied, whose son Aleph is 8 months old, sported what may be wedding bands (insets). The actress's rep has not commented.