12 Best Behind-the-Scenes Moments From the Oscars 2021 (PHOTOS)

Yuh-Jung Youn Steven Yeun Oscars 2021 Backstage
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The 93rd Annual Academy Awards certainly were different: Multiple locations, masks on the stars when they weren’t on camera, and everyone getting used to gathering in groups again after the pandemic. However, there was still plenty of behind-the-scenes magic captured in photos.

From moments shared backstage after stars accepted Oscars — like a sweet hug between Minar stars Yuh-Jung Youn and Steven Yeun after her win for Best Actress in a Supporting Role — to ones at the tables off-camera — like Angela Bassett and Viola Davis — and ones on the red carpet, we’ve rounded up the ones you don’t want to miss in the gallery below.

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Plus, don’t miss a look at Daniel Kaluuya getting his Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in Judas and the Black Messiah engraved, a Big Little Lies reunion, a look inside the portrait studio in London, and more. Scroll down for more to see the fun had even if we don’t have pictures from traditional after-parties as there have been in previous years.

Oscars 2021 Backstage Yuh-Jung Youn Brad Pitt
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Yuh-Jung Youn poses backstage with the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role with Brad Pitt.

Oscars 2021 Backstage Reese Witherspoon Michelle Couttolenc Laura Dern
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Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Couttolenc and Laura Dern backstage

Oscars 2021 Backstage Angela Bassett Viola Davis
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Angela Bassett and Viola Davis

Oscars 2021 Backstage Daniel Kaluuya Rita Moreno
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Daniel Kaluuya and Rita Moreno

Oscars 2021 Red Carpet
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Amanda Seyfried, Aldis Hodge, and Regina King

Oscars 2021 Backstage Yuh-Jung Youn Steven Yeun
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Yuh-Jung Youn embraces Steven Yeun backstage after winning the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role.

Oscars 2021 Backstage Yuh-Jung Youn, Daniel Kaluuya Frances McDormand
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Oscar winners Yuh-Jung Youn, Daniel Kaluuya and Frances McDormand backstage

Oscars 2021 Backstage Olivia Colman London
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Olivia Colman poses for a portrait photograph at a screening of the Oscars in London.

Oscars 2021 Backstage H.E.R.
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H.E.R. poses backstage with the Oscar for Best Original Song.

Oscars 2021 Backstage Alan S. Kim
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Alan S. Kim attends the Oscars.

Oscars 2021 Backstage Daniel Kaluuya
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Daniel Kaluuya gets the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role engraved backstage.

Oscars 2021 Backstage Emerald Fennell Carey Mulligan
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Emerald Fennell and Carey Mulligan during the show