The make-up was flawless. The suits were couture and the boots were shined.
The 'dos were coiffed, the ear hair trimmed, the sleeves ironed and the speeches polished...
But nothing could save Hollywood's A-list from the continual onslaught of the photographers.
From gurning to to overzealous hugging, stumbling and bleary-eyed dancing, these Oscars snapshots are unlikely to make celebrities' publicists happy.
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