See all the backstage A-list photos from Instagram, at the 2016 Oscars...
The Oscars 2016 wasn’t all paparazzi pictures and non-stop glamour, you know? Before and after they hit the red carpet, our favourite A-listers shared some candid shots of themselves looking, well, almost normal, actually, as they got ready at home, goofed around backstage and let off some steam with their equally starry pals at the after-parties.
From Tom Hardy posting a pic of him vaping in sunglasses and his tux, to Reese Witherspoon and Heidi Klum revealing what they looked like sans make-up as they prepped for the bash, these A-list Instagram shots from behind the scenes at the Oscars are a telling indicator of just how much work goes into getting ready for the year’s biggest party – and what the stars get up to when they aren’t posing more formally for the paps.
There’s also a fair bit of backstage schmoozing going on – Elton John (who hosted the after-party) posted a pic to his Instagram of him cosied up with Mariah Carey (who knew they were mates?), as well as one of him with Kelly Osborne. There were also plenty of candid couple pics from the ‘gram that are just straight up #RelationshipGoals (Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney, we’re looking at you).
But first up we have Sofia Vegara looking stunning again in her Instagram pic before the show – but, a girl after our own hearts, she’s scoffing a quick pre-game snack in her glamorous gown, before she heads out the door. Best hope she doesn’t spill any, ay?
Click through to see all the Oscars 2016 backstage Instagram pictures…
Naomi said she ‘couldn’t decide’ what lipgloss to wear to the Oscars, and asked her followers for help choosing her perfect shade. (We like the pink FYI).
If there’s one hair-trend we would love to copy, it’s Chrissy T’s elaborate braid. Something tells us she didn’t do this herself though…
We love a good backstage sneak-peak at a seating plan, and Sofia Vegara And Joe Manganiello’s his and hers table-pics are no exception.
Ahhh Reese couldn’t appear anymore gorgeous in this candid getting-ready-pic, posted before she hit the red carpet.
And here’s the finished product; Reese looks stunning in this pic taken in her house before she left to walk the red carpet. (Her glam-squad did good).
Room star Brie Larson showed us that she was well-fuelled on the morning of the Oscars, with this healthy breakfast pic.
Anne Hathaway wished the other Oscar nominees good luck before the show, posing with her 2013 Oscar and her baby bump and writing on Instagram: ‘Favourite Oscar day ever. ‘Good luck to everyone at the show!’
Super-cool couple Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh posed by their car before the show.
Kerry Washington’s Oscars nails are everything… and is that the very-on-trend 3D-manicure we can see here?
Sofia Vergara shared an Instagram chronicling her meeting with Room star Jacob Tremblay
Kelly Osbourne posted this ‘just-ready’ pic in her car on her way to the Oscars.
Kate Hudson revealed that it’s not all glitz and glamour before the Oscars with this refreshing pic of her wearing this eye-mask before the show.
Chrissy showed us just how big her bump looks from above in this candid shot showing her stylists prepping her dress for the Oscars.
Kate Bosworth looked nothing short of angelic whilst she got her hair and make-up team perfecting her look before the bash.
Dita oozes old-school Hollywood glam (as always) in this beautiful shot she posted to her ‘gram before she walked the Oscars 2016 red carpet. We love the back of this dress.
Heidi posted this photo of her Oscars glam-squad before the ceremony and obviously looked completely flawless in minmal make-up. *Sigh*.
Tom Hardy shared this epic photo of him puffing away on an e-cigarette (and looking pretty cool in his Cutler and Gross frames) before the Oscars. Wonder if he’s into fruit-flavoured ones?
Who knew these two were mates? Elton posted this pic with the original diva, Mariah Carey from inside the bash.
Oscars host Chris Rock showed us he was tucking into a take-out on his way to the awards show.
Sam Smith posed with songwriter Jimmy Napes before picking up an Oscar for Best Original Song for Spectre‘s Writing’s on the Wall.
Could Gaga and Taylor be any cuter? The pop princess shared this pic of her and her fiancee on her Instagram during the night saying he loved the ‘survivor’ in her. Awww.
Sylvester Stalone posted this pic with his wife Jennifer before the bash, posing with a thumbs up. The actor didn’t win the Oscar he was nominated for in Creed, but at least he looked dapper in his blue tux.
Although it doesn’t quite match the epic selfie Ellen Degeneres snapped in 2013, Reese managed to squeeze Brie Larson and Heidi Klum into her pic so kudos for that.
Chris Rock was congratulated by John Legend on his performance hosting the bash. John posted this pic of the pair from inside the bash later on in the night.
Naomi was documenting the Oscars as it happened with husband Liev and Mark Ruffalo, writing on Instagram: ‘mypeople #oscars #nuffsaid’.
9 year-old Room star Jacob showed movie heavy-weight Stalone what he was made of as he landed a light blow to his face. He revealed to Ryan Seacrest that: ‘I punched him in the face because he took my spot in the best supporting [actor category].’ LOLs.
Jared was obvs having a blast inside the Oscars bash as he posed with Star Wars robot character, BB8. LOL.
Elton posted this photo of Kelly O larking around behind him as the ceremony looked like it was underway.
Derek Blasberg and Jessica Alba posed with their own miniature Oscars at the Vanity Fair dinner.
Ok, the Weirdest Selfie of the Night award deffs goes to Naomi and her husband Liev, who seemed to be lying down inside the Oscars bash with some other stars. Makes a change from the normal angle, we spose…
Ooooh now we can really see all the planning that goes into the Oscars. Photo courtesy of the official Academy Awards Instagram page.
Heidi Klum was caught on her phone as she walked the red carpet, in this candid shot taken from the Oscars official ‘Gram page.
Margot Robbie stunned in a gold sequined number in this Instagram shot taken from the Academy Award’s account.
Taken from the Academy Awards official Insta page, this snap of Rooney in action captures the actress looking pretty, er, focused.