See all the backstage A-list photos from Instagram, at the 2018 Oscars...
The Oscars 2018 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 Armie Hammer showing just how effortless his Oscars prep was (hint, it was not), to Heidi Klum revealing what she looked like sans make-up (and sans-clothes) as she 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 – Miley Cyrus posted a pic to her Instagram of her, Liam Hemsworth and Elton John (who hosted the after-party) all cosied up… who knew they were friends? The reunion of Viola Davis, Alison Janney and Octavia Spencer from The Help gave us #FriendshipGoals, and we could not get over the way that Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves looked at each other in their limo and later on the red carpet (insert heart-eyes emoji)
But first up we have Jane Fonda looking stunning again in her Instagram pic before the show – the double Oscar winner looks positively regal in this stunning white gown. She’s definitely still got it: we LOVE this sneak peak.
All hail Jane Fonda. Double-Oscar winner, peace campaigner, aerobics star and all-around superstar.
Emma Stone checking that her look works on screen. Trust us... it more than works!
Allison Williams, looking like a princess in her champagne dress, giving sass with her styling team before the red carpet
Saoirse Ronan looking positively radiant with her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman.
Feast your eyes on Meryl Streep's accessories - we LOVE these cat-eye glasses.
Heidi doing the bare minimum for her Oscars prep...
... and ta-dah! Heidi is more ready for her close-up, with fellow supers Adriana Lima and Shanina Shaik.
Miley called Elton and Liam her two 'favourites' in this photo, and from the huge smile on her face, it's clear she means it.
That feeling when your best friend since 7th grade takes you to the Oscars...
Brie Larson posted this super cute throwback to celebrate Emma's one year anniversary of winning her Oscar.
This is the kind of Oscar backstage photo we live for, especially since Ansel and Timothée went to the same school, technically making this a high-school reunion.
Viola and Lupita will play mother and daughter in the upcoming 'The Woman King' and it looks like their working on their family bond already.
Giving us one helluva throwback is Allison Williams, whose adorable Insta photo was only matched by the unbelievably cute caption. Also those sunglasses... want.
Witness Allison Janney serving us old-school Hollywood glamour in this stunning gown. We are SO thrilled about her win.
Another fabulous throwback, this time from Viola Davis, who gathered her co-stars from 'The Help' for this starry selfie.
These two incredible actresses walked the red carpet arm-in-arm in support #TimesUp. A beautiful selfie for the bravest of women.
This is Eiza receiving the news that she has been selected to present an Academy Award. Technically, this picture was taken five days before the ceremony, but it is so moving we had to share.
Presenting alongside each other, these two incredible creatives share a glance of admiration. We are also obsessed with Greta's bold and utterly beautiful choice of dress colour.
Andra Day brought her mother to the Oscars and they are both bringing the glamour. Andra later posed lying down on the red carpet... we love her.
Is it slightly premature if we start calling these new pals #Madot? We thought so, but we can feel the joy in this picture.
Mary J Blige looks regal in this asymmetric dress in a pre-red carpet photo.
Elisabeth Moss adds to her #hallwayseries with this immaculate pre-Oscars pose.
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey give us couple goals in this limo photo. Is that matching neckwear that we spy?
Armie Hammer gives us the lowdown on the work behind his look, using the brilliant hashtag #effortlessbeauty
Giuliana Rancic's options for her red carpet duty for E! Of course we're not jealous at all of a rack of couture, not one little bit...