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Talk about someone to look up to! Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis chats up previous winner on the red carpet.
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Later, the popular 9-year-old gets a hand from PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive .
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Is there anyone who doesn’t love ? The Best Original Song nominee (for “Skyfall”) scores some face time with famous fans and Justin Theroux.
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GIVE 'EM A HAND
From one girl to another! and steal a moment to do some last-minute primping before walking the red carpet.
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ALL THAT GLITTERS
Perhaps getting a head start on her musical performance, Les Misérables star belts out something to Best Actress nominee delight.
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FIRST & FOREMOST
Ever the gentleman, Argo star Bryan Cranston lets Django Unchained’s Kerry Washington take the spotlight on the Oscars red carpet.
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Best Actor nominee picks the mind of eventual winner Christoph Waltz – for speech tips, perhaps? – before entering the Dolby Theatre.
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Go team! Kristin Chenoweth and Kelly Rowland share an excited handhold before serving as hosts for ABC’s Oscars pre-show.