What you see in the broadcast of the Academy Awards is just one small piece of an elaborate setup.
Nominees, presenters, and other attendees spend time on the red carpet and during breaks chatting with each other and sharing offscreen moments, whether that’s a drink and a joke together, a meet-cute with BB-8, or a selfie from none other than Steven Spielberg (who probably takes great selfies). And many of those end up online during or after the show.
Then there are the after-parties that overtake Hollywood, including the annual Vanity Fair shindig attended by A-listers, including plenty of people who weren’t even at the Oscars (those who were there usually like a change of outfit, and we can’t say we blame them).
Here’s what it was like behind the scenes at the 2016 Oscars.
This is what it's actually like to walk most of the red carpet: You're uncomfortably surrounded by a swarm of people.
Winslet embraced DiCaprio after he nabbed his first Oscar. She was nearly crying when he went up to accept it.
Mark Rylance looked like he was still blown by his best supporting actor win for 'Bridge of Spies' after the show.
The biggest after-party in town is the Vanity Fair Oscars event. Nominees and presenters like Charlize Theron go, but so do a lot of other celebrities who weren't at the awards ceremony...
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.