On this occasion of 91st Academy Awards, here's a look at the candid and unexpected moments from behind the scenes of the Oscars.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on February 24, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. ET
Award presenters Audrey Hepburn (left) and Grace Kelly wait backstage during the 28th Academy Awards on March 21, 1956.
Dustin Hoffman wipes Meryl Streep's tears after winning Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, for Kramer vs. Kramer during the 52nd Academy Awards on April 14, 1980.
Angelina Jolie reaches to touch an Oscar statue at the 72nd Academy Awards on March 26, 2000.
From left: Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, and David Niven laugh together during a break from rehearsals for the 30th Academy Awards on March 26, 1958.
From left: Jared Leto, Eddie Redmayne, and Lupita Nyong'o attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Feb. 22, 2015.
Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Feb. 22, 2015.
Fans before the 55th Academy Awards on April 11, 1983.
Madonna and Michael Jackson at the Academy Awards on March 25, 1991.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore arrive at a West Hollywood Oscars party on March 29, 1989.
The Oscar awarded to producer Buddy Adler for the film From Here to Eternity sits in a restaurant checkroom during a party after the 26th Academy Awards on March 25, 1954.
Joan Crawford holds her Best Actress award as she makes a telephone call from her bed in March 1946. Crawford was presented with the Oscar as she lay confined to bed due to illness.
Elizabeth Taylor, with her Oscar before her, relaxes at a party following the Oscars on April 18, 1961.
From left: Leonardo DiCaprio, producer Arnon Milchan, and director Steven Spielberg take a selfie at the 88th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball on Feb. 28, 2016.
Clockwise from left: Kate Capshaw, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Steven Spielberg at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Party, following the 66th Academy Awards on March 21, 1994.
From left: David Spade, Chris Rock, and Chris Farley attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation Party following the 65th Academy Awards on March 29, 1993.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 22, 2015.
Louis Armstrong arrives at the 40th Academy Awards on April 10, 1968.
Jack Nicholson celebrates his win before a group of press photographers at the 47th Academy Awards in 1975.
Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow arrive at the 79th Academy Awards on Feb. 25, 2007.
Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey arrive at the Governors Ball after the 77th Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2005.
First lady Michelle Obama announces the Best Picture winner at the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2012, live from the White House.
From left: Frances McDormand, Jodie Foster, and Jennifer Lawrence attend the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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