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REMAINS OF THE DAY
Sacha Baron Cohen, in full Dictator costume, proudly displays an urn carrying the faux remains of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il on the Academy Awards red carpet – just moments before dumping the ashes on E! host .
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Best Supporting Actress nominee Jessica Chastain (in Alexander McQueen) shares a major fashion moment with Milla Jovovich (in Elie Saab) before the big show.
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ASHES TO ASHES
(in Carolina Herrera) pays respects to The Dictator’s ashes, which Sacha Baron Cohen spilled on tuxedo during an Oscars red carpet interview.
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(in Tom Ford) catches up with her godfather, director Steven Spielberg, before heading into the 84th Academy Awards, where the filmmaker’s drama War Horse was nominated for Best Picture.
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THE HONOR IS MINE
Best Actress nominee (in coral Louis Vuitton) soaks up the love from fans on the Oscars red carpet, held at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
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Further down the carpet, links up with bestie Busy Philipps, who has been the Best Actress nominee’s awards show steady throughout the red carpet season.
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GREAT LEAP FORWARD
Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie takes flight at the Academy Awards, where the singer-songwriter won Best Original Song for The Muppets’s “Man or Muppets.”
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He signed on for this! Best Actor nominee – and fan favorite – hangs out with some pen pals outside the Hollywood & Highland Center.
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OH, HAPPY DAY!
The Artist’s Missi Pyle has a major OMG moment at the Academy Awards, where her silent film won the Best Picture Oscar.
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The Descendants star Matthew Lillard shows his seams on the Oscars red carpet, where his Hawaii-based drama is up for a Best Picture Academy Award.
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BEHIND THE LENS
Meanwhile, Lillard’s costar, The Descendants’s Robert Forster, captures the best shot as he walks the red carpet.
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The Artist’s leading man, Jean Dujardin, sits pretty with his real-life leading lady, wife of nearly three years Alexandra Lamy, before stepping foot onto the Academy Awards red carpet. Hours later, he would walk out with a Best Actor Oscar.
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