The Instagrams from the Oscars Are Just as Glam as the Red Carpet

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Photo credit: Instagram

From Harper's BAZAAR

Your favorite actors and directors took to Instagram to document their Oscars adventures, and we've rounded up the best behind-the-scenes moments for your enjoyment. Scroll through to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrities primping and more backstage snapshots from the 2019 awards show.

Irina Shayk

The top model, boyfriend Bradley Cooper, and his mom Gloria Campano may have shut down the Oscars red carpet (Shayk donned a custom Burberry look), but by the looks of Irina's Insta, the real runway was at her hotel suite. Before leaving for the ceremony, she showed off her short sleek bob and the open back of her black dramatic gown. Also, we think we spy Cooper in the left corner of the video. The couples that get glam together, stay together.

Melissa McCarthy

The Can You Ever Forgive Me? actress began Oscars morning with a good start: breakfast from Richard E. Grant.

Gemma Chan

Ahead of joining her Crazy Rich Asians cast mates on the red carpet, Chan flaunted details of her look on Instagram, which included Bvlgari jewels and a striking pink Valentino gown.

Emilia Clarke

The Game of Thrones star revealed that she ditched her Khaleesi-blonde hair for her natural brunette locks with a sweet selfie in the car en route to the Academy Awards.

"Blondes have more fun eh?! Well I will see about that this fine #oscar2019 evening..... let the good times roll," she wrote in the caption. Clarke also shared a post with her glam squad for the night.

Spike Lee

Is Spike Lee the flyest Oscar winner on this Instagram roundup? Without a shadow of a doubt, yes. The Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman director paid tribute to Prince with an all-violet look. He Instagrammed a photo of the late musician's iconic emblem and wrote, "I Know In My Hearts Of 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜’s My Brother Prince Is Watching Tonight,Singin’ “IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.’"

He also flexed his Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, custom made gold Nike sneakers, and the iconic rings from his film 1989 Do The Right Thing. Plus he got to hangout with his “Brooklyn Sista” AKA the legendary Barbara Streisand.


A post shared by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Feb 24, 2019 at 8:47pm PST

Kacey Musgraves

Fresh off her Grammy win for Album of the Year, Musgraves headed to the Oscars in a frothy pink look. She teased her princess-like ensemble from the back of the car on her Instagram Story.

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Photo credit: Instagram

Ashley Graham

The model and red carpet commentator gave us a peek at her glam routine, which included a cup of coffee and a high-wattage smile.

Laura Harrier

Before hitting the carpet in an eco-friendly Louis Vuitton gown, Harrier posted a behind-the-scenes snap with her besties.

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Photo credit: Instagram

Zooey Deschanel

Lookalike sister Zooey and Emily Deschanel were twinning on the way to the Academy Awards to support their father, Caleb Deschanel, who's nominated for cinematography for the German film Never Look Away.

Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson

Lady Gaga is finally an Oscar winner, and esteemed DJ-producer Mark Ronson couldn’t resist sharing a candid selfie with his fellow “Shallow” collaborator.

Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke

The Aquaman star paid tipped a hat to his Game of Thrones roots and gave us the Khal and Khaleesi reunion we deserve.

Michelle Yeoh

Yeoh’s mastered the repost; she shared a selfie ‘grammed by Jon Chu (the director of Crazy Rich Asians) of them #casually hanging out with two Oscar-winning lead actresses: Emma Stone and Olivia Colman.


Raise your hand if you also love Laura Dern.

Freaking out - I love u @lauradern !!

A post shared by AWKWAFINA (@awkwafina) on Feb 24, 2019 at 9:42pm PST

Michael B. Jordan

Dressed in a Tom Ford tux Michael B(ae) Jordan looked elated standing next to his mother, Donna Jordan before the two headed to the ceremony. Black Panther won three Oscars last night, including the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. spoke with costume designer Ruth E. Carter before the ceremony about bringing Wakanda to life on the big screen.

Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry

When the duo hit the stage to present the award for Best Costume, they hilariously parodied the iconic looks from all of the nominated movies–Black Panther, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Favourite, Mary Poppins Returns, and Mary Queen of Scots.

Allison Janney

The floor-to-ceiling windows in Janney’s Loews Hotel suite added the perfect amount of natural light to show off her custom Pamela Roland dress and jewels by Chopard. She previously won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2018.

Jennifer Lopez

One-half of J.Lo’s styling duo Rob and Mariel shared a ‘gram of the superstar posted up in a sparkling strapless dress by Zuhair Murad.

Ellen Pompeo

Kira Kira is not dead! Ellen Pompeo looked dazzling in an embellished red blouse with satin trousers.


Blair Waldorf had the MET steps, but SZA preferred the steps inside the Dolby Theatre. The singer was nominated with frequent collaborator Kendrick Lamar for Best Original Song with their Black Panther original, “All the Stars,” but ultimately lost to Lady Gaga’s “Shallow.”

Constance Wu

The Crazy Rich Asians star looked stunning in a sunshine yellow custom Versace gown. In her Insta caption she explained that she selected the vibrant hue because “it made me happy and also was inspired by @jonmchu‘s moving letter to @coldplay about our movie’s closing song cover of ‘Yellow’ in @crazyrichasians”

Danai Gurira

The Black Panther actress looked like a queen in a gold strapless gown from CFDA Fashion Fund winners Brock Collection and earrings from Leighton Jewels.

Julia Roberts

The actress and former Harper’s BAZAAR cover star had the honor of presenting the Best Picture Award at the Academy Awards, and as usual, her style game was on-point. She wore a bright pink (the color was a major trend of the night), one-shoulder Elie Saab dress and a Cindy Chao bangle and earrings. After she bumped into her "pal," actor Paul Rudd, Roberts also shared a photo of Olivia Coleman winning her Oscar for Best Lead Actress.

I 💙 Olivia!

A post shared by Julia Roberts (@juliaroberts) on Feb 24, 2019 at 8:04pm PST

Krysten Ritter

The actress, who plays Jessica Jones on Netflix, debuted her baby bump on the Oscars red carpet. While seated, Ritter shared an adorable selfie with her boyfriend Adam Granduciel, who is in the band The War on Drugs.


A post shared by Krysten Ritter (@therealkrystenritter) on Feb 24, 2019 at 5:24pm PST

Helen Mirren

The incomparable Helen Mirren won the IG game last night when she surprised us with eight (!!) behind-the-scenes photos from inside the event. Beyond sharing two selfies with Jason Momoa, she also took pics with Gary Oldman, and her style twin Sarah Paulson, who wore a killer Brandon Maxwell gown from his recent runway collection.

backstage oh Lord lucky me

A post shared by @ helenmirren on Feb 24, 2019 at 9:22pm PST

sarah and I rock Pink

A post shared by @ helenmirren on Feb 24, 2019 at 9:36pm PST

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett and her Black Panther family showed plenty of love to civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis. Lewis' appearance at the show received a standing ovation from the crowd.

James McAvoy

McAvoy shared a bathroom mirror pic that gave us MySpace flashbacks, except his selfie was way cooler than our middle school snaps because a few celebrities autographed his white button-up shirt with a red sharpie. Weird flex, but we'll allow it.

Lupita Nyong’o

The Black Panther cast adores each other, and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o shared a slideshow of three images of the co-stars in their seats, holding an Oscar, and showing love to the film's costume designer, Ruth E. Carter.

Charlize Theron

Theron shared a black and white Insta with of her and "her hot blonde date" (AKA her mom, Gerda) to the ceremony, that showed off her freshly dyed dark brown bob-length hair.

Billy Porter

The Pose star, dressed in a Christian Siriano tuxedo dress shared a behind-the-scenes update live from the red carpet, where he co-hosted ABC's Oscar pre-show alongside Maria Menounos, Ashley Graham, and Elaine Welteroth.

Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak

The banter between friends and former The Office co-stars Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak is on another level! Check out BJ’s commentary on the way to “the Grammys” and see him call out Kaling for being the only one on her phone at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

Watch this space for updates throughout Oscars night.

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