It was a big night with the Oscars show itself, but then the celebrities headed out to let loose at the afterparties. From the legendary Vanity Fair bash, to Elton John's AIDS fundraiser and the official Governor's Ball, there were tons of amazing photos but a few just can't be missed. We've rounded up 15 of our favorites, so click through to see highlights from Hollywood's biggest night!
If there wasn't enough star power for you on the Oscars red carpet or at the Elton John party, you're in luck because there's even more at the Vanity Fair bash! We took a look at the amazing and adorable inside shots from the event, but the lush greenery outside the Sunset Towers makes for some gorgeous arrivals shots. Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin are becoming pros at posing together, while Jennifer Westfeldt made sure to stick by her handsome man Jon Hamm's side. Taylor Lautner was solo for a bit but spent much of his evening with Twilight saga costar Kristen Stewart, who was spotted sneaking out barefoot at the end of her night. Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard are still playing the separate arrivals game, and Natalie Portman didn't bring her rumored ballet-dancing boyfriend.
Diane Kruger changed out of her controversial Chanel number and into something beautiful and bright, also upgrading her look by reuniting with Joshua Jackson, who we missed at the Oscars. With one Glee girl holding down the fort at Elton, Dianna Agron looked perfectly poised on her way into VF. Bar Refaeli also went long and white without her own Academy Award nominee, Leonardo DiCaprio. Jessica Simpson in a slimming one-shoulder gown joined in on the award season finale. Lenny Kravitz brought his daughter Zoe out late while he was simultaneously making a funny appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's Handsome Men's Club skit along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Josh Hartnett, and many other good-looking guys.
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We've already had one look inside Elton John's Oscars bash, but the fashion highlights came as celebs headed inside the event. Rachel Zoe picked a YSL dress in a simple black, which looks fantastic alongside Chace Crawford's classic tux. Salma Hayek and Hayden Panettiere added a little color to the proceedings, while Victoria Beckham picked a gown from her own upcoming Fall collection.
Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and Glee's Lea Michele stuck with the black theme, each choosing dresses that also incorporated unexpected volume. Kelly Osbourne instead went with a light tone, while Heidi Klum kept things short and sweet. Jason Lewis added a little more sexiness to the proceedings, as Hollywood partied around town at the Governors Ball and Vanity Fair bash as well.
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The Governors Ball was the first stop for many of the winners and presenters after last night's Oscars ceremony. Best actress Sandra Bullock went from chatting about her award in the press room to the afterparty, where she shared a special moment with her supportive husband, Jesse James. Maggie Gyllenhaal didn't claim a statue for Crazy Heart, but she continued the family evening by joining her mother Naomi Foner for a bite. Barbara Streisand cuddled up to Gerard Butler, while Diane Kruger brought her Chanel gown from the red carpet to the ball.
Oprah Winfrey joined Gabourey Sidibe after her touching introduction during the best supporting actress presentation. Zoe Saldana stayed in her voluminous dress, which led the way for the evening's slitty trend. Neil Patrick Harris, meanwhile, relaxed with David Burtka after his amazing opening number. Sigourney Weaver was happy to let her hair down with Anna Kendrick despite Avatar's not winning best picture, but Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were thrilled their film The Hurt Locker took home the accolade.
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While the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty was one hot ticket at LA's Sunset Towers, Elton John played host at his 18th annual AIDS Foundation bash at the Pacific Design Center. Elton's fellow Brit Simon Cowell came out with his fiancee, Mezhgan Hussainy, and Victoria Beckham turned out for the second year in a row to mingle with pal Heidi Klum. Nicole Richie struck a little pose with Rachel Zoe, while Glee's Lea Michele dug into the dinner and Salma Hayek arrived in her leather jacket. Chace Crawford is a frequent guest at Elton's soirees, and he chatted with the host as Jamie Foxx escorted his lady friend Stacey Dash.
Jennifer Hudson made the social rounds in a blue gown, which turned out to be one of the big colors of the evening. Nicole and Joel Madden shared a moment after his turn as the show's official DJ, as the three Jonas brothers hung out nearby. Elton's glasses matched Betty White's own blue dress, as they celebrated her The Proposal costar Sandra Bullock's big win. Miley Cyrus took a break from her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth to smile for photos with Joaquin Phoenix as the fun times continued at one of the biggest bashes of the year.
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Kristen Stewart looked stunning on the Oscars red carpet last night and had Taylor Lautner's arm to help stay solid on her feet when she stepped out to present. As the evening rolled on, however, Kristen had to do what so many other women must have, too: she kicked off her high heels and went barefoot at the Vanity Fair afterparty! Kristen's dramatic train on her Monique Lhuillier gown covered up her shoeless feet while her beautiful updo remained perfect – find out how to get Kristen Stewart's Oscar hair here. She stuck with Taylor for much of the night but also chatted with fellow actresses like Julianne Moore inside the party. Academy Awards Sunday can be quite the marathon, and Kristen ducked out before the party ended, slipping into the back of her awaiting car and hopefully not stepping on anything sharp.
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The afterparty fun kicked off in LA last night with Vanity Fair's post-Oscars party — make sure to check out the star-studded arrivals! The Sunset Towers hosted celebs who attended the show and those who didn't, like Victoria Beckham and Jessica Simpson, who chatted with Heidi Klum. Sandra Bullock clutched her Academy Award, and her The Blind Side costar Quinton Aaron posed with Rachel McAdams. Kathryn Bigelow and Jeremy Renner looked thrilled to bring out their The Hurt Locker gold, and fellow winner Jeff Bridges smiled alongside fellow Crazy Heart actor Maggie Gyllenhaal. Cameron Diaz changed out of her red carpet dress and into something shorter as she chatted with Jason Segel, and elsewhere Sean Penn shared a drink with Kid Rock.
Kristen Stewart, meanwhile, chatted away alongside Anjelica Huston, as Inglourious Basterds' Eli Roth cuddled up to his apparently new lady, Peaches Geldof. Rachel McAdams' ex Josh Lucas gave some bunny ears to Sam Worthington and Carey Mulligan, while happy couples like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and Russell Brand and Katy Perry only had eyes for each other. Natalie Portman stopped to say hi to her Black Swan costar Mila Kunis' boyfriend Macaulay Culkin, following his touching tribute to John Hughes. Lovely ladies like Kate Beckinsale and Anna Kendrick kept the fashionable times going, as the VF bash got a long night of partying in LA under way.
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