The actress, 36, admitted she can be a bit "vain" before Sunday's Academy Awards while speaking with Ryan Seacrest of E! Live From the Red Carpet.
The star, who looked flawless in an off-the-shoulder navy gown and Prada clutch, told the host that her outfit required a lot of preparation.
"I'm very low maintenance. No, I've been doing this for 72 hours," she dead-panned.
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"I was like, 'How dare you?! I'm going to call my attorneys. Pixar, you're done! ' " Kaling said with a smile.
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"I'm vain," she said. "You know, I'm not like Maleficent or whatever, but I have my moments!"
Inside Out will face off against Anomalisa, Boy and the World, Shaun the Sheep Movie and When Marnie was There in the category of Best Animated Feature Film during Sunday's show.