The world’s biggest stars brought both glamour and drama to the Academy Awards red carpet and hours-long awards ceremony, which concluded triumphantly with South Korean film Parasite taking out Best Picture, along with three other statues in earlier categories.
It was hard to draw the eyes away from everything that was happening on the stage, and when we did manage, it was to observe reactions and dynamic conversations between A-list attendees in the crowd.
But there’s one spot most of us would only be so lucky to get a peek into, and thanks to these nifty backstage photographers, we’re able to witness all the humble and affectionate moments between stars as they exit the stage either post-hosting or taking home an award.
Here, we spy on those intimate moments and wonder what on earth could be going on — particularly during one intense-looking conversation between Eminem and Salma Hayek…
Your guess is a good as ours.
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