Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were one big bundle of nerves before they took the stage for their opening song-and-dance numbers.
Radcliffe danced to himself. Theron dabbed at her eyes and Gordon-Levitt stood silently as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane delivered the Oscar show's opening monologue.
Then it was time to hit the stage.
"Thank God!" Theron said afterward as she let out a sigh of relief.
"You stepped on my dress," she told Tatum.
Radcliffe and Gordon-Levitt bear-hugged after their dance routine.
"We did all right! We did all right," they told each other.
"It felt good! How did it look?" Gordon-Levitt asked.
"Well done," Radcliffe told him. "See you later!"
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