The Governors Ball brought many of last night's Oscars winners together in LA. Meryl Streep, who'd just won her third Academy Award, celebrated her best actress honour for The Iron Lady alongside best supporting actress, The Help's Octavia Spencer. Bret McKenzie wasn't afraid of damaging the new statue he'd won for his songwriting featured in The Muppets. The gang from The Artist — new best actor Jean Dujardin, best director Michel Hazanavicius, and leading lady Bérénice Bejo — were in high spirits thanks to their best picture accolade. Owen Wilson's Midnight in Paris garnered a writing trophy for director Woody Allen, who skipped out on the ceremony. Nonetheless, Owen made the Governors Ball rounds before retiring to the Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Kristen Wiig and Emma Stone, who brought her brother, checked out the sushi and champagne on offer from the Governors Ball's many waiters. Many of the stars of The Descendants made the rounds, too, except George Clooney, since he hosted a bash elsewhere. Tony Bennett took the stage to serenade the assorted winners, who were able to get their trophies engraved right there at the party for the first time ever. Sandra Bullock, who won in 2010 with The Blind Side, popped in, too, giving her pal Meryl Streep a well-photographed hug.