My Charmed Night

updated 03/10/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/10/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

IN THE LIMO
"It was a little silly—the hotel was right next door," she says of the ride with BFF Denny Downs and manager Dannielle Thomas (right).

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING
"I was singing all day," she says of rehearsing Enchanted's nominated song "That's How You Know" during a hair touch-up.

WHERE'S KRISTIN?
Almost lost in the massive cast of dancers backstage, Chenoweth fought pre-show jitters with a simple ritual: "Lots of prayer."

GIVE BACK!
Chenoweth shared her photos to support Clothes Off Our Back, which auctions celeb attire to raise funds for children's charities. For more info, go to clothesoffourback.org

SHOWTIME!
Of the Giorgio Armani Privé gown, the designer "said, 'I hope you felt as enchanted as you looked.'" And, she says, "I did!"

They Brought mom

Colin Farrell introduced his mother, Rita, to Hilary Swank.

"I'm super excited just to be here and see everyone," said Miley Cyrus, celebrating what she called a "Cinderella" night with her mother, Tish.

Ellen Page's parents—Martha Phillpotts and Dennis Page—flew in from Nova Scotia to join the Best Actress nominee at her first Oscars.

Javier Bardem dedicated his Oscar—in Spanish—to his actress mom, Pilar (right). He said, "Mama, this is for you ... for the actors of Spain, who, like you, have brought dignity and pride to our job."

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