Backstage Secrets

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

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

On the way to accept his award from Helen Mirren, Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis gave conominee George Clooney a smooch. What possessed him? Said Day-Lewis: "I had to kiss someone!"

"I'm a man of my word," said Best Supporting Actress Tilda Swinton, fulfilling her promise to give her Oscar to agent Brian Swardstrom. "Not only does he deserve it, but he really does look like this."

A dapper Owen Wilson skipped the red carpet and headed straight for the podium to present two short film awards.

Stunned Best Actress winner Marion Cotillard leaned on presenter Forest Whitaker (her costar in 2005's Mary). "My brain collapsed," she said. "He helped me."

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