Academy Awards 2021: Behind the scenes pictures that show what the Oscars are really like

Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell
Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell
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Things looked a little different at the Oscars this year due to Covid-19 safety protocols. But, despite the restrictions, instead of Zoom awards shows we’ve witnessed so far, we got a full-on red carpet event.

After a year of shaky video cameras and awkward acceptance speeches in front of laptops, we couldn’t have been more excited about it.

The ceremony was split between two locations: the usual Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Although attendees arrived in-person, the red carpet was thoroughly downsized, with Oscar parties canceled.

Nominees were also only allowed to bring one guest with them. In addition. this year’s Oscars included a push for diversity and inclusion, with Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Young earning nominations in leading categories.

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We compiled the best star’s-eye views of the event throughout the night, and the most revealing behind-the-scenes shots that show what it’s really like at the Oscars.


Halle Berry

Amanda Seyfried

Margot Robbie


Regina King

Carey Mulligan

Glenn Close

Alan S. Kim 

Reese Witherspoon

Andra Day

Esthetician to the stars, Joanna Czech

Maria Bakalova

Colman Domingo


Marlee Matlin

Laura Dern

Han Ye-Ri

That’s a wrap.

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