Oscars Red Carpet: What You Didn't See

Patrick Dempsey's hair support, Miley Cyrus's lipstick routine and more from outside the Kodak Theatre

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston, hitting the red carpet at the same time as Miley Cyrus – creating a logjam. Cyrus gets help from Mom fixing her hair before posing for the cameras, and before her last photo call she reapplies her lipstick and blows a kiss to the crowd.

Enchanted star Amy Adams, walking across the limo dropoff area as a valet attendant and her date hold up the train of her green Proenza Schouler gown. “It’s so wet!” she says, brushing off the rain. “But it’s okay. Let’s go in!”

• Adams’s costar Patrick Dempsey, getting a last-minute touchup to his hair from wife Jillian Fink before chatting with Juno director Jason Reitman. Meanwhile, a patient Travolta continues his way down the press line as Dennis Hopper runs by.

• Oscar presenter Keri Russell, making apologies to onlookers as she passes by and dragging along her train – which got stepped on more than a few times.

• Nominee Daniel Day-Lewis, playfully kicking away wife Rebecca Miller’s dress and wearing a wide smile after she pulls it from under his shoe. The couple share kisses on the cheek with nominee Laura Linney, who then chats up Miller while her husband does an interview.

• Shocking some Oscar guests, Jessica Alba steps off the press line and does a reverse red carpet walk – going against traffic on the general audience line as an Academy escort shouted, “Excuse us, please, make room!”

Atonement heartthrob James McAvoy, holding tight to wife Anne Marie-Duff’s hand as they navigate their way down the red carpet.

• Never taking his hand from the small of girlfriend Sarah Larson’s back, George Clooney is a steady presence as he works his way into the Kodak Theatre.

• Before entering the theater, Steve Carell and wife Nancy Walls look into each other’s eyes and give each other a pat on the butt. A little good luck love?

Reporting by Alexis Chiu, Marisa Laudadio, Elizabeth Leonard, Mary Margaret and Brenda Rodriguez

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