BEN'S BIG MOMENT
No directing nod? No problem! Argo
mastermind Ben Affleck
accepted the Best Picture statue, thanking everyone from the people of Iran to wife Jennifer Garner
to his kids. "Violet, Sam and Sera, I love you. This is for you," he said, fighting back tears.
Between the two of them, there are 6 gold statues and 22 nominations. So it's no wonder presenter Meryl Streep and Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis bonded giddily backstage.
WHEN HARRY MET BELLA
's Daniel Radcliffe
's Kristen Stewart
were a presenting match made in teen heaven. Where was Katniss? Oh right, getting ready to win.
Dame Shirley Bassey earned the night's first standing ovation with her Goldfinger
The actor, in his flowing mane, first took home gold for My Left Foot
"Charlize is a trained ballet dancer and we knew that Chan could move!" said show co-producer Neil Meron of Charlize Theron
and Channing Tatum
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Seth MacFarlane kept the party going after the show, hosting a bash for 500 guests, complete with a 70-piece orchestra.
Costars in the 2002 musical, Renée Zellweger
and Richard Gere had "not spent time together in all that time," said producer Craig Zadan.
THE BOYS' CLUB
producers Grant Heslov (left), George Clooney
and Ben Affleck
or, as Heslov dubbed them, "the three Sexiest Producers Alive," got a talking-to from Jack Nicholson backstage.