The Best Instagrams From The 2018 Academy Awards

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When the Academy Awards splash across your television, another sort of ceremony happens on your phone. (Or your computer, if you're a cylon.) Instagram harbors the Academy Awards, cinema verité-style. The glitz, glam, and hygiene provided by the Oscars producers are gone — the Instagram show is unedited, uncut, and way cooler than anything happening on screen. Consider it the director's cut of the Academy Awards. For example, on the carpet, you'll see Kelly Marie Tran looking glamorous in a blue halter gown. But on Instagram, you'll see Tran in the middle of an anxiety-induced cleaning spree. See what I mean? Social media has the full story, while the TV has the summary of the story. If someone flubs their speech, check social media. If someone seems, erm, loose, check social media. If you think you spotted a wardrobe disaster, look to the western sky, where Instagram awaits!
Ahead, the best pre-glam pics, in-the-car selfies, behind-the-scenes pics, and post-party party shots. The Academy Awards: Director's Cut awaits.
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Mindy Kaling confessed to the camera in the car with her date B.J. Novak.
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When you’re going to attend a VERY GLAMOROUS event, you start your day in a VERY GLAMOROUS way. Like... cleaning your whole apartment at 7:30AM because you’re so anxious and excited that you can’t sit down. 😂😂😂 I got re-runs of friends on the tele and my cleaning gloves are on! LESSSGOOOOOOOO. 💪🏾💪🏽💪🏻Let this photo serve as my before pic for tonight, one cleaning glove and all. 💁🏻I also wanted to post this no-makeup pic to prove a point. It’s no secret that the industry I’m in idolizes fashion and makeup and glam. It comes with the territory, and I’m lucky enough to have an amazing team that helps me with all of that. They’ve helped me learn how to play around with different looks, and how to view fashion as art. But I gotta say, guys — HUMAN BEINGS ARE ALSO ART. We are all pieces of weird, messy, magical art, and that magic comes from WHAT’S INSIDE! The other stuff? It’s just the frosting on top of the cake! I still feel 100% beautiful without any of the glam. And that’s been the most critical thing as I’ve navigated this transition in my life. So I guess what I’m saying is.... YOU DO YOU, have fun with fashion/glam if that’s your thing! And if it’s not, don’t! At the end of the day, I hope you know that your insides are the coolest part of you. SO love yourself, as you are, all sides of you. I’m over here learning to do the same — while I clean. 😂😂 EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ALONG FOR THIS JOURNEY TODAY. I will be posting throughout the day ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Pre-show, pre-glam, pre-everything, Kelly Marie Tran cleaned. Literally.
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Oh, and btw, there are port-a-potties at the Oscars.
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Chelsea Peretti's hottest accessory: her pumping kit.
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Oh. Hi. 💋 #hallwayseries #Oscars

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Pre-Oscars, Elisabeth Moss took a slinky hallway pic.
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On her way to the ceremony, Kidman surprised a bus full of fans.
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Look! It's the first Baby Driver-Call Me By Your Name crossover!
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En route with my favorite presenter. And human. #oscars2018

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Despite a stomach bug that kept him from the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Armie Hammer made his way to Oscars, selfie and all.
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(Okay but are they dating.)
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At the Vanity Fair after party, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth cheesed for the camera.
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🥇 #oscars2018

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Count the Oscars as the day Mirai Nagasu met Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jim Parsons.
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This meeting was unavoidable. ❤️ @adaripp.

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Ferguson and his husband Justin Mitika also met figure skating darling Adam Rippon.
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This is what an Oscars rehearsal looks like! Thanks, Nicole Kidman!
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Props to Lin-Manuel Miranda for crafting a better version of "My Favorite Things."
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Miranda kept the song going, adding Dave Chapelle, St. Vincent, and Frances McDormand into the mix.
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There's more!
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Pod Save the People host Deray McKesson posed with an impressive posse at the Vanity Fair after party.
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Kumail Nanjiani snapped a photo of his wife Emily V. Gordon when she stood with her fellow female nominees.
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