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14 irresistible tidbits of celebrity gossip from the Oscars after parties

Who was chatting to who, what they danced to, what they ate…

AS R KELLY ONCE cleverly noted: “After the show, it’s the after party.”

Perhaps even more exciting than the awards themselves are the after-show parties, where celebs hobnob, dance, and generally have a grand old time.

We’ve dredged up some of the gossip from the three big parties – the Governor’s Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, and Elton John’s AIDs Foundation after party.

1. All the winners got their statuettes engraved at the Governor’s Ball

Here’s the special ‘engraving station’:

Winners are filtering in to have their #Oscars engraved at the #GovernorsBall Engraving Station. Source: sequoia_productions

And here are Eddie Redmayne and JK Simmons watching over the process:

2. Jay Z, Beyoncé, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o hung out

Too many beautiful people. Make it stop.

3. Solange Knowles DJed the Governor’s Ball, and played loads of Prince and Michael Jackson

#Solange just took the stage! #Oscars #GovernorsBall Source: sequoia_productions

Here’s a taster of what the shlebs danced to:

Of COURSE Channing Tatum danced into the party. Of COURSE.

4. Rita Ora and Irina Shayk wore practically the same dress to the VF party

Vanity Fair party time! Source: ritaora

Sexy @irinashayk Source: elitebarcelona

Isn’t it so embarrassing when someone else decides to wear almost the exact same half-sheer, totally revealing mesh gown as you? Terrible altogether.

5. Birdman director Alejandro González Inárritu took shots with Michael Keaton

Look at them there, hugging it out.

6. Everyone was going around with Lego Oscar statuettes

Here’s Emma Stone clutching one – Felicity Jones and Oprah also had one each, according to Twitter.

And Steve Carrell was even letting people hold his. What a gent.

7. The Vanity Fair portrait booth was, as always, a delight

No caption needed. #vfoscarparty Jen An and Justin Theroux Source: vanityfair

Vanity Fair on Instagram: Original wild and crazy guy Steve Martin inaugurates @markseliger's 2015 #vfoscarparty portrait studio Steve Martin Source: Instagram

Vanity Fair on Instagram: Smiling swans! Here's Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones in @markseliger's #vfoscarparty portrait studio! Source: Instagram

Check out more of the portraits here.

8. Food brought celebrities together

thomaskeller Source: Instagram/thomaskeller_com

Benedict Cumberbatch and Joan Collins sharing chips, Aaron Paul serving up fried chicken (pictured above) to other guests. Just beautiful.

9. This frankly disturbing mural was on the wall at the Vanity Fair party

As documented by director Ron Howard:

Poor Reese :(

10. Nile Rodgers and Elton John jammed together

We would expect nothing less.

11. Eddie Murphy was NOT here for selfies

But he wasn’t above posing with Kevin Hart:

eddiemurphy Source: Twitter/@KevinHart4real

12. Sia arrived at the VF party looking like this

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015 - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

Casual.

13. Steve Martin was having a GREAT time

Oh Steve! What are you like!

14. Patrick Stewart and John McEnroe are pals, apparently

More: Irish designer Annie Atkins won an Oscar, and her reaction was wonderfully down-to-earth>

21 of the best behind-the-scenes Instagrams from the Oscars>

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