The Best Instagrams From The 2018 Academy Awards

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.
Though Anne Hathaway won't be at the ceremony, she sent her regards — and some well-past-due shade.
Pre-show, pre-glam, pre-everything, Kelly Marie Tran cleaned. Literally.
Oh, and btw, there are port-a-potties at the Oscars.
Chelsea Peretti's hottest accessory: her pumping kit.
Pre-Oscars, Elisabeth Moss took a slinky hallway pic.
On her way to the ceremony, Kidman surprised a bus full of fans.
Look! It's the first Baby Driver-Call Me By Your Name crossover!
Despite a stomach bug that kept him from the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Armie Hammer made his way to Oscars, selfie and all.
(Okay but are they dating.)
At the Vanity Fair after party, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth cheesed for the camera.
Count the Oscars as the day Mirai Nagasu met Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jim Parsons.
Ferguson and his husband Justin Mitika also met figure skating darling Adam Rippon.
This is what an Oscars rehearsal looks like! Thanks, Nicole Kidman!
Props to Lin-Manuel Miranda for crafting a better version of "My Favorite Things."
Miranda kept the song going, adding Dave Chapelle, St. Vincent, and Frances McDormand into the mix.
There's more!
Pod Save the People host Deray McKesson posed with an impressive posse at the Vanity Fair after party.
Kumail Nanjiani snapped a photo of his wife Emily V. Gordon when she stood with her fellow female nominees.
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