Watching events on television will never be as good as seeing it live and in person. Sure, not having to wear pants is definitely a bonus. But over-produced glam-extravaganzas miss the small sights, sounds and smells (lots of smells) that give life its true favor. That’s probably why award shows can occasionally be (eeek) a little bland. Luckily, we were there live on the front lines of the 2013 Oscars red carpet to pick up all the great moments that might have slipped away from the camera’s lens. From Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence‘s cute bonding moment, to Nicole Kidman’s (awesome) perfume, head under the jump to check out 10 of our very favorite!
1. Jennifer Lawrence And Anne Hathaway’s “Air High-Five”
Jennifer and Anne shared an adorable long distance “air high-five” from across the red carpet in the midst of the arrival chaos. The two were heading to reporters on opposite ends of the carpet when their eyes met and J-Law instigated the sisterly show of solidarity. We bet they raised their new Oscars to one another at the after-party later in the night!
2. Hugh Jackman Squeezes Keith Urban Like A Boa Constrictor
Hugh gave Keith such an intense bear hug that we thought poor the country singer’s eyes were going to bug out of his head like one of those stress-reliever dolls. That’s some serious Aussie-on-Aussie action right there! Hugh was just a big bundle of enthusiasm all night, sprinting all over the carpet fielding questions and standing for photos. When one fan screamed “WOLVERINE!”, Hugh happily obliged and flashed his epic superhero claw pose. Too bad his makeup artist got a little carried away with the bronzer…