The three hour and 51 minute Academy Awards ceremony is just the beginning of the night of celebration, parties and press for the winners and losers of the night.
Backstage at the Oscars, where hundreds of journalists were eagerly awaiting each winner to arrive with the little gold man, served as a platform for stars to explain their actions on stage.
Best song winner Melissa Etheridge, for "I Need To Wake Up" from the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," talked about her kiss with her wife.
Being questioned on the moment of affection, Etheridge said, "I was kissing her because that's what you do. You kiss your loved one when you win an Oscar."
The singer, who called the Oscars "a gay holiday" due to Ellen DeGeneres acting as host, joked about her new statue. She said, "This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom."
Best actor winner Forest Whitaker, who beat legend Peter O'Toole and Hollywood heavyweight Leonardo DiCaprio, was visibly nervous during his heartfelt acceptance speech.
He said, "I could feel the breath on my neck, the tingling in my body."
There were no hard feelings between DiCaprio and Whitaker. According to PEOPLE, the "Blood Diamond" nominee told "The Last King Of Scotland" winner, "You took your moment. You moved me, man."
The biggest winner of the night, Martin Scorsese, who was handed his long deserved Oscar by Steven Spielberg, Frances Ford Coppola and George Lucas, was the only one surprised with his win.
He said, "People say it's your year, your year. This comes as an extraordinary surprise. I'm just used to not winning. It's good to be standing here. But you gotta get on with your life."
The night could not escape without at least one mention from the hot topic in Hollywood at the moment - Britney Spears. Fellow singer, and now Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson got quizzed on Spears' while backstage, to which she replied, "I don't know what's going on and it ain't my business."