Academy Awards 2008

Inside the Oscar Afterparties!

Sean Penn gets a lift, Clooney makes a toast and more after the big show

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Sean Penn gets a free ride thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi at Elton John's soiree. And the ladies had an equally laissez-faire approach to the night. "We didn't make a big deal of it this year," DeGeneres, who hosted last year's Oscars, told PEOPLE. "It was very relaxing."