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Insider moments from the Oscars

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, in Los Angeles, Calif.

By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, TODAY

 Ben Affleck's revenge? Maybe. Despite the "Argo" director's much-talked-about snub on the best director nomination list, his film took home the best picture Oscar Sunday night, the final award of an evening that seemed even more ploddingly paced than usual.

Affleck seemed genuinely thrilled and touched as he speed-shouted out his thanks, including expressing gratitude to Canada, a near-necessity after that country's ambassador said he felt his nation's contributions to the 1980 rescue depicted in the film were underplayed.


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Actress Quvenzhane Wallis eats popcorn in the audience during the Oscars.

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Nicole Kidman stands backstage at the Oscars.

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Anne Hathaway backstage at the Oscars.

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From left, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere are seen backstage.

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Jennifer Garner, left, kisses husband and director Ben Affleck after "Argo" is announced the winner for best picture during the Oscars.


Hollywood's A-list gathers for a night of fun and glamour as they celebrate the best movies of the year.